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Our 2013 Youth Leadership Council

The State Fair of WV is proud to partner with SJ Neathawk for a third year to present the State Fair of WV Youth Leadership Council.  Members were selected through an application and interview process that included a review of their academic, extra curricular and volunteer activities.  Take a moment to meet the members of […]

History of a Fair – Continued

From 1883 to 1889, the county fair was held in Alderson and was named the Greenbrier Valley Industrial Exposition.  This Fair was the first noted exhibition where demonstrations and displays of technology were shown along with the agricultural displays.  Recent advances in farming equipment and house-wares were popular attractions for Fairgoers of all ages.  The […]

Meadow River Lumber Co & the State Fair

Did you know that the building that now houses the State Fair of WV Museum is on the National Register of Historic Places?  Why, you ask?  The proper name of the building is the Meadow River Lumber Building, originally built by the Meadow River Lumber Company as a Fair display to demonstrate the product line […]

History of a Fair

The sweet smell of hay, the hardened & tanned hands of the men showing their livestock and the beautiful craftsmanship of fine needlework  that can only be handed down from generation to generation, is a sampling of what you would have seen at the first recorded Fair in Greenbrier Valley, Virginia in 1854. The Declaration […]

Traditions You Treasure, A Legacy to Cherish

“To produce a quality fair, committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education; and to develop non-fair events that utilize the existing facilities, that create opportunities for growth, and that benefit the community served by the facility.” That is the mission of the State Fair of West Virginia. The Fair has grown over […]

Best of the Counties Pie Bake-off

The 2011 State Fair is set for August 12th through 20th and fair officials are looking for West Virginia’s best pie baker! The new “Best of the Counties” pie bake off is a competition between each of West Virginia’s fifty-five counties to determine bragging rights for being the home of West Virginia’s best pie baker!

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