April 2011

State Fair of West Virginia and S.J. Neathawk Lumber Partner to Create Youth Leadership Council

 

LEWISBURG, WV (04/22/2011)(readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia in partnership with S.J. Neathawk Lumber has created a youth leadership council. According to State Fair manager Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe, “We have been working on this idea for a couple of years and are pleased that S.J. Neathawk Lumber has joined us in this very important effort. Our goal is to further engage our state’s youth in the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment and education while broadening their leadership and organizational skills. S.J. Neathawk is a family run company that has a strong history of supporting youth and this is their way of ensuring strong youth leaders for the future.”

Council members will be expected to complete a minimum number of volunteer hours that tie into the preparation and execution of the annual fair, develop programs and events that promote the State Fair Endowment as well as to challenge their leadership and organizational skills. Youth Council members will also have opportunities to be involved in promotional events that support the fair throughout the year.

The Youth Leadership Council is open to youth ages 15 through 21 and members are selected through an application and interview process. There are seven available seats with three seats going to State Fair scholarship winners. Once selected, members will participate in business meetings, planning meetings and serve on committees. During the Fair, members will coordinate with Staff, Board Members, and Volunteers to gain hands-on Fair experience.

Applications can be found at statefairofwv.com or by phoning the State Fair at 304-645-1090. Deadline for application for 2011 is May 15th.

State Fair Announces Additional Concert for 2011 Event

 

 

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LEWISBURG, WV (04/20/2011)(readMedia)– Three additional entertainment events have been announced for the 2011 State Fair of West Virginia!

Chris Young and Steel Magnolia will perform in the State Fair grandstand on Tuesday, August 16 at 8 pm. Tickets are on sale now! Get your ticket today.

With an ear toward the past and an eye on the future, Chris Young has quickly distinguished himself as a newcomer who honors country music’s best traditions while adding a fresh, new chapter to the genre’s legacy. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young’s sophomore project, The Man I Want to Be, is an album that has launched back-to-back #1 singles – with the title track and “Gettin’ You Home” – while showcasing a new traditionalist poised to take his place among his musical heroes. Follow up singles have included, “Voices” and “Tomorrow” which sits at #20 on the Billboard Country Music charts. Steel Magnolia, featuring Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey, became a household name when they won season 2 of CMT’s “Can you Duet?.”
In the year since winning the show, Steel Magnolia has gone on to win over many more influential fans and supporters. Their bracing take of “Keep On Lovin You” by country soul powerhouse Chris Stapleton broke through as the highest charting debut single by a co-ed duo in Billboard history. The song garnered more than a million downloads and landed in a major motion picture. Josh and Meghan spent the summer of 2010 touring alongside Brad Paisley on his massively popular H20 Tour. And even before the release of their debut album, Steel Magnolia snagged nine major industry award nominations, including Vocal Duo of the Year at the CMA Awards. No wonder then, that you’re seeing Josh and Meghan on every “Whom To Watch” list in country music.

Two special grandstand events will be offered free with gate admission. The popular FMX-US Freestyle Championship Motocross is set for 8 pm on Wednesday, August 17. On Thursday, August 18, The Tams and legendary Percy Sledge, will perform at 8 pm.

State Fair manager, Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe, states, “We’re excited to add an additional country concert to our lineup and look forward to the popular motocross show. The Tams rocked the State Fair grandstand last August and the addition of Percy Sledge is sure to be an awesome night of entertainment at a great value!

Ticket prices and details on how to order can be found at www.statefairofwv.com. Tickets will be available via Etix at www.statefairofwv.com or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849) Monday through Friday 9 am – 6 pm or Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 2011 State Fair is themed “It’s All Here” and is scheduled August 12-20, 2011. The State Fair of West Virginia, with an $8.9 million dollar economic impact on Greenbrier County, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

State Fair’s Giant Spring Flea Market and Antique Show Coming Soon!

 

LEWISBURG, WV (04/19/2011)(readMedia)– The State Fair’s spring giant flea market and antique show is just around the corner! The event is set for Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8, 2011 at the fairgrounds in Lewisburg. The annual event showcases over one hundred indoor and outdoor vendors selling antiques, collectibles, crafts, new and used merchandise, and fall produce. Admission to the three-day event is free. Free parking is available on the main fairgrounds and adjacent to the Rt. 219 south bridge entrance. Camping is also available but advance reservations must be made. For more information and application forms visit www.statefairofwv.com, or call the State Fair office at 304-645-1090 weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The State Fair of West Virginia, with an $8.9 million dollar economic impact on Greenbrier County, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, visit www.statefairofwv.com.

2011 WV Association of Fairs and Festivals Releases Calendar of Events

 

LEWISBURG, WV (04/13/2011)(readMedia)– The West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals recently announced the release of its 2011 Calendar of Events. This comprehensive listing includes fairs and festivals from throughout West Virginia and trade suppliers that support the many events. The brochure includes the events by month and basic contact information. Visit one of WV’s Interstate Information Centers or local Convention and Visitor Bureaus for a copy. You can also download a copy at www.wvfairsandfestivals.org.

The WV Association of Fairs and Festivals is a membership based nonprofit corporation comprised of over 100 fairs and festivals from every corner of the Mountain State! Another 100 plus affiliate members represent carnivals, entertainers and entities who supply products to the events. The association’s annual convention is held each year in January at the Charleston Civic Center and includes educational seminars, a trade show, pageant and business meetings focusing on sustaining the economic and social impact of fairs and festivals on West Virginia’s economy. Fairs and festivals are proud to be one of West Virginia’s largest volunteer efforts!

For more information phone the association at 1-888-982-3247.

State Fair Announces Additional Concert for 2011 Event

LEWISBURG, WV (04/06/2011)(readMedia)— Three additional entertainment events have been announced for the 2011 State Fair of West Virginia!

Chris Young and Steel Magnolia will perform in the State Fair grandstand on Tuesday, August 16 at 8 pm. Tickets for this concert go on sale April 29th at 10 am.

With an ear toward the past and an eye on the future, Chris Young has quickly distinguished himself as a newcomer who honors country music’s best traditions while adding a fresh, new chapter to the genre’s legacy. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young’s sophomore project, The Man I Want to Be, is an album that has launched back-to-back #1 singles – with the title track and “Gettin’ You Home” – while showcasing a new traditionalist poised to take his place among his musical heroes. Follow up singles have included, “Voices” and “Tomorrow” which sits at #20 on the Billboard Country Music charts.

Steel Magnolia, featuring Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey, became a household name when they won season 2 of CMT’s “Can you Duet?.” In the year since winning the show, Steel Magnolia has gone on to win over many more influential fans and supporters. Their bracing take of “Keep On Lovin You” by country soul powerhouse Chris Stapleton broke through as the highest charting debut single by a co-ed duo in Billboard history. The song garnered more than a million downloads and landed in a major motion picture. Josh and Meghan spent the summer of 2010 touring alongside Brad Paisley on his massively popular H20 Tour. And even before the release of their debut album, Steel Magnolia snagged nine major industry award nominations, including Vocal Duo of the Year at the CMA Awards. No wonder then, that you’re seeing Josh and Meghan on every “Whom To Watch” list in country music.

Two special grandstand events will be offered free with gate admission. The popular FMX-US Freestyle Championship Motocross is set for 8 pm on Wednesday, August 17. On Thursday, August 18, The Tams and legendary Percy Sledge, will perform at 8 pm.

State Fair manager, Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe, states, “We’re excited to add an additional country concert to our lineup and look forward to the popular motocross show. The Tams rocked the State Fair grandstand last August and the addition of Percy Sledge is sure to be an awesome night of entertainment at a great value!

Ticket prices and details on how to order can be found at www.statefairofwv.com. Tickets will be available via Etix at www.statefairofwv.com or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849) Monday through Friday 9 am – 6 pm or Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 2011 State Fair is themed “It’s All Here” and is scheduled August 12-20, 2011. The State Fair of West Virginia, with an $8.9 million dollar economic impact on Greenbrier County, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

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