Founded in 1902 By Judge William W. Wertz, a former Mayor of Charleston, the Pinch Reunion is the longest running community reunion in the nation. Over the years, many things have changed about the Reunion, but it always features music, local entertainment, and, although it has been expanded to more than one day, it still opens the Sunday Service with "The West Virginia Hills," and closes with "God Be With You 'Til We Meet Again." This event was started to raise the educational, religious, and family standards of the community of Pinch. We invite you to come and join us this year. The Pinch Reunion is always held on the Second Sunday of August.
The Pinch Reunion was established in 1902 as a community event.
In the past, events have ranged from horseshoe competitions, political campaigning and stumping, greasy poles and hours of wonderful local music.
The event has always been on the second Sunday in August, with concerts and festivities leading up to this time-honored Elk River Tradition.
The 2013 Pinch Reunion Events will be held at the New Hope Road Ballfield, the Wigwam at the Reunion Grounds (Rockwood Glen), the Pinch Volunteer Fire Department, and the car show will be at New Beginnings Church, with the parade to run through Pinch beginning at 11:00, and the pie-baking contest at the Fire Department at 3:00. The 5K Run will be held on August 10th.