August 2011

State Fair Announces Pie Bakeoff Winners

 

2011 State Fair of West Virginia Pie Bake-off Winners

State Fair Pie Bake-Off winners! Third Place: Susie Kirkpatrick from Gilmer County; Second Place: Sarah Plumley from Kanawha County; First Place: Jessica Garrett from Mercer County

LEWISBURG, WV (08/15/2011)(readMedia)– Representatives from 14 counties across the state competed for the title of best pie baker in the State Fair of West Virginia’s Best of the Counties Pie Bakeoff. Contestants were chosen to participate by having the most votes in their county pie bakeoff. Contestants brought their pies to the fair on Saturday, August 14 to be judged based on taste, originality, appearance, and variety of ingredients.

After judging the pies on the fair’s new Blue Ribbon Stage, judges determined the first place winning baker was Jessica Garrett from Mercer County with her Black Bottom Coconut Cream Pie. Second place went to Sarah Plumley from Kanawaha County for her Peach Bourbon Pecan Crumb Pie. Third Place was awarded to Susie Kirkpatrick from Gilmer County for her Farm Fresh ‘Just Peachy Pie.’

All pies were prepared at home and brought to the fair. Contestants had to pre-enter the competition and submit an ingredient list.

First place was awarded a ribbon, $150, and a Commerative Fiesta Ware Deep Dish Pie Baker. Second place received a ribbon and $100. Third place received a ribbon and $50.

The State Fair of West Virginia is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation whose mission is 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 our facility. The State Fair runs from August 12-20. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

News Coverage from Across the State

September 2, 2011
W.Va. State Fair a Big Success
http://www.cbs59.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=106779

August 24, 2011 
Big Time Rush Performance Pictures from the State Fair of West Virginia
http://bigtimerushtv.com/?p=7264

August 24, 2011
‘Coolest Small Town’: Lewisburg Shows The Potential Of Every West Virginia Town and City
http://www.huntingtonnews.net/8255

August 21, 2011
Blue-ribbon slice
http://bdtonline.com/lifestyles/x15273591/Blue-ribbon-slice

August 20, 2011
State Fair Does More Than Provide Entertainment
http://www.wvnstv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=105866

August 20, 2011
State Fair Offers Ticket Specials for Final Day
http://www.wvnstv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=105841

August 19, 2011
West Virginia State Fair, A Summertime Tradition
http://www.governor.wv.gov/newsroom/Pages/WestVirginiaStateFair,ASummertimeTradition.aspx

August 19th, 2011
Kids Talk About the State Fair of West Virginia
http://wboy.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=105821

August 19th, 2011
Rocker Alice Cooper At State Fair Tonight
http://www.wvmetronews.com/news.cfm?func=displayfullstory&storyid=47266

August 19th, 2011
Fair has been a big part of Lewisburg doctor’s life
http://www.register-herald.com/local/x40350114/Fair-has-been-big-part-of-Lewisburg-doctor-s-life

August 18th, 2011 
Dairy Show a Big Hit at State Fair
http://www.wvnstv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=105741

August 18th, 2011
Governor’s day set for today
http://www.dailymail.com/ap/ApTopStories/201108180671

August 18th, 2011
Bovine births a big draw at state fair
http://www.dailymail.com/foodandliving/201108171189

August 17th, 2011
Shock rocker brings new nightmare to State Fair
http://wvgazette.com/News/201108171096

August 17th, 2011
Horse Racing Represents Family Fun at State Fair
http://www.wvnstv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=105626

August 17th, 2011 
EMTs Advise Visitors to Stay Hydrated at State Fair
http://www.wvnstv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=105595

August 17th, 2011
New State Police Vehicles Draw Attention
http://www.wvnstv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=105594

August 17th, 2011
2011 State Fair scenes
http://www.wvva.com/category/173272/wvva-coverage-at-the-state-fair-of-wv

August 16th, 2011
Screams of Excitement at the State Fair of West Virginia
http://www.statejournal.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=105543

August 16th, 2011
State Farmers to Receive Specialty Crop Block Grant Awards at State Fair
http://www.wv.gov/news/Pages/StateFarmerstoReceiveSpecialtyCropBlockGrantAwardsatStateFairTuesday,August16.aspx

August 16th, 2011
Amateur culinarians rewarded for best homemade pie
http://www.register-herald.com/local/x1942922788/Amateur-culinarians-rewarded-for-best-homemade-pie

August 15th, 2011
Tomblin: WV State Fair
http://booneexaminer.com/tomblin-wv-state-fair-p1914-1.htm

August 15th, 2011
Food a Big Favorite at State Fair of West Virginia
http://www.wvnstv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=105429

August 15th, 2011
Rainy Weather Doesn’t Dampen Fun at State Fair of West Virginia
http://www.wvnstv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=105430

August 14, 2011
WV State Fair is a Family Affair
http://wvgazette.com/News/201108131451

August 13, 2011
State Fair highlight remains checking out blue ribbons
http://www.register-herald.com/local/x1533028105/State-Fair-highlight-remains-checking-out-blue-ribbons

August 12, 2011
Chris Young shines on ‘Neon,’ but doesn’t stray from comfort zone
http://wvgazette.com/Entertainment/201108122240

August 12, 2011
Something for Everyone at the State Fair
http://www.roanoke.com/entertainment/insideout/music/wb/295736

August 10, 2011
Country Music Leads State Fair Concert Lineup
http://wvgazette.com/Entertainment/201108101271

Fairgrounds Flea Market Schedule During August

 

LEWISBURG, WV (08/03/2011)(readMedia)– Please note the following schedule changes for the State Fairgrounds weekly flea markets.

 

State Fairgrounds Flea Market August Schedule

 

LEWISBURG, WV (08/03/2011)(readMedia)– This is an important message related to the scheduling of the weekly fairgrounds flea market.

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