96th Annual State Fair of West Virginia

August 12th – 21st, 2021



The State Fair of West Virginia is accessible by way of paved walkways, handicapped parking, wheel chair ramps/access to buildings, special drop off area for disabled guests, handicapped seating and interpreters for Grandstand performances.

During our annual State Fair, we are proud to work with SCOOTAROUND for your various rental needs:

  • Strollers = $10
  • Double Strollers = $15
  • Wagons = $15
  • Wheelchairs = $20
  • Electric Scooters = $50

SCOOTAROUND will be conveniently located by the Main Entrance to the Fairgrounds immediately off of the SFWV main parking area. Look for their tent near the ticket booths. You can reserve online by visiting Scootaround.com or by calling 888-441-7575, reservations need to be made 1 (ONE) day in advance.


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Listed here are interesting facts concerning the State Fair of West Virginia and commonly asked questions. After visiting this page, if you find that you’re still in need of information, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Commonly Asked Questions & Visited Site Links

Why is the Fair an agricultural event?
The State Fair began as an agricultural event and its mission statement opens with the primary goal being, “to produce a quality fair committed to the traditions of agriculture.” The importance of agriculture in daily life, society and international markets is a very important educational focus of the Fair’s programming.

Are there any agricultural contests?
There are agricultural-related contests and events throughout the entire ten day event.

How can I enter my livestock in the open shows during the fair?
Refer to the Exhibitor’s Guide for complete rules and regulations for the type of animal you’re considering.  After determining the show and class you wish to enter, complete the Livestock Entry Form (online or print & mail) with specified entry fees.

What types of items can be entered in State Fair contests?
The Fair has classes in livestock exhibits, food contests, crafts, agricultural produce and much more. To find more information on the guidelines for entering your item or animal, please view the Exhibitor’s Guide.

Do I have to purchase a ticket to enter the Fairgrounds?
Yes. There is a daily admission ticket to enter the Fairgrounds. Additional tickets are required for carnival rides and some concerts/shows. Please visit the Tickets page to find more details on special values, pricing and ticket availability.

What types of entertainment can I expect at the Fair?
Each year the Fair offers various FREE entertainment acts along with concerts and shows performing in the Grandstand (additional ticket purchase may be required). Sign up for our email newsletter to get the latest information on entertainment for the  upcoming  State Fair.

Is Alcohol allowed at the State Fair?
With the exception of beer sales at a select number of concert events and the beer garden,  alcoholic beverages may not be consumed, sold or distributed on the fairgrounds.

Does the State Fair have a pet policy?
Seeing-eye and other service animals for the disabled are permitted. No other pets are allowed on the Fairgrounds. Pets are allowed in off-grounds parking/camping areas, but MUST be on leashes or otherwise confined at all times.

Does the State Fair have a no smoking policy?
By order of the Greenbrier County Health Department, the fairgrounds is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is only permitted in the designated locations which are marked with a sign, bench, and cigarette butt holders.  

Does the State Fair have a no weapons policy?
The State Fair is located on private property and does have a NO weapons policy in-place. We ask that you leave all firearms, knives, and live ammunition at home or in the vehicle.  

Is the State Fair handicapped accessible?
The fairgrounds is accessible with paved walkways, wheelchair accessibility to buildings, wheelchair and electric stroller rentals, handicapped parking, drop off area for disabled guests, special seating in the Grandstand and interpreters for Grandstand shows.

Where is the Fair located?
The Fairgrounds is located 3 miles south of exit #169 off Interstate 64 at Lewisburg. Please visit the Directions page for more details.

Are there any opportunities for me as a concessionaire?
Several possibilities exist for people to sell or display their goods. You may locate more information about being a concessionaire by visiting the ‘Concessions’ page of our website (located under the Get Involved tab). For more information email us at events@statefairofwv.com.

Can my organization/agency be an exhibitor at the Fair?
Yes; locate additional details by visiting the ‘Concessions’ page of our website (located under the Get Involved tab). For more information on becoming on exhibitor, please
email us at events@statefairofwv.com.

What sponsorship opportunities are there?
By visiting the “Business Resources ” page, you will learn more about opportunities available to businesses and organizations interested in sponsorship.

I’m interested in working/volunteering at the Fair. How do I find out more information?
Volunteers and summer time employees are a great asset and part of what makes the Fair such a success year after year. To learn more, visit the Employment page.

Is protesting allowed?

Protesting is only allowed in designated areas. A two week notice must be sent in writing to kellyt@statefairofwv.com. NO HANDOUTS OR HARASSING OF FAIRGOERS ALLOWED.

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