Top 10 Things To Do
1.Fair Food – The “West Virginia Fried Food Capital”. We have everything you can imagine, battered and tossed in the deep fryer. A handful of our vendors have been about since the 1950’s – Ben Ellen donuts started in a tent 1952. Their cinnamon- sugar cider donuts pair perfectly with a Grandstand concert or your morning cup of coffee. Trudy’s Ice Cream is homemade by the Hlay family and has been since the 1950’s. Check a map with all our food vendors here.
2.Carnival Rides – Reithoffer has partnered with the State Fair of West Virginia for decades! Enjoy family focused fun with kiddies rides for our mini fair goers. Check the ride list and height requirements. Teens can have their fill of thrill with rides like Tornado, Zipper, and Ring of Fire. Ride passes may be purchased here: carnival ride passes. Big Pass: (11am – 6pm) $25. Mega Pass: (11 am – 11pm) $30. If you are wanting to ride just the Ferris Wheel or a handful of rides: ticket sheets may be purchased at the carnival.
3.Concerts- Our Grandstand Concerts are a guaranteed good time! The GREATS have graced our stage including Johnny Cash, John Denver, and Dolly Parton. Today’s GREATS continue to perform LIVE every night. Each concert starts right before sunset at around 7:30 or 8:00 pm. Guests purchase their favorite dessert or fried goodness to munch on during the show! Purchase your tickets here: concert tickets.
4.Free Fun & Enteraintment- Our fairgrounds are covered in free entertainment for all ages. Each corner features either Swifty Swine racing pigs, Disc Connected K-9’s, or Grandpa Cratchet’s shows! You can find shade and a free seat under the Sprint Center Stage with shows at 11am, 2:30pm, and 5:30pm daily. All free with paid gate admission. Find the schedule for all entertainment here: schedule.
5.Livestock Shows- Each day our Livestock Barns are full of pigs, sheep, cows, horses, and rabbits! Each animal will compete to win the blue ribbon in the Tractor Supply Small Stock Arena or the Southern States Large Stock Arena! Check the brochure for the daily schedule of Livestock shows!
6. Dairy Birthing Center- Farm Credit Dairy Birthing Center brings 20 pregnant cows each fair. Your chances of catching a live birth are great! Listen to our PA announcer and he will keep the fairgrounds updated! The new calves will be available for pictures and petting being just days old!
7.New Fair Food Contest- At our 95thfair, we will have our 2ndAnnual New Fair Food Contest. 9 vendors will compete for the title of “Best New Fair Food”. Try them all and give your vote in our office or online! The winner will be announced Saturday, August 17th!
Farm to Food Pavilion – Teach your children the basics of agriculture in a fun way! Find shade and unique activities for children K-5 to teach and promote agriculture. Our 95thfair will feature iPads and technology to enhance the educational experience.
Corn Maze – New this year, we will have a mini corn maze for our mini fair goers to try! Get lost in the magic of the garden and truly get lost in our corn maze!
Harness Racing – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday night we will have Harness Racing at 5:30 pm followed by FREE Grandstand concerts. Thursday at 1:00pm we will have our final race. Bet on the fastest horse and enjoy your meal in the shade of the Grandstand.
Draft Horse Pull – Our one of a kind Draft Horse Pull will be on Friday, August 16that 9 am. Teams of horses will pull a minimum of 3,000 lbs. Watch true horse power and enjoy your favorite fair breakfast.
Enjoy logging off and putting the phone down. Cherish time with your family that is distraction, text, and Wi-Fi FREE! Trust us- the memories made are priceless!