September 2011

2011 State Fair of West Virginia A Success

LEWISBURG, WV (09/02/2011)(readMedia)– The 2011 State Fair of West Virginia was a tremendous success with great weather, a uniquely diverse grandstand lineup and new grounds attractions supporting the theme “It’s All Here.”

“Great weather makes the management of the State Fair operation much easier! While we are effected to some extent by earlier school start dates, we enjoyed a very solid year and many, many successes both large and small. Most importantly, our entire team carried out the mission of our organization which is to support agriculture, education and family entertainment,” stated Manager, Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe.

Final audited gate numbers are not yet available, however, projections are as follows:

Gate Attendance – 187,000-190,000

Concert Events – 36,879 attended 9 events with 27,879 for ticketed concerts and an estimated 4,500 each for two free events. (increase of 4% over 2010);

Food Concession Sales – an increase of 3% over 2010 and the highest in the fair’s history;

Carnival Gross – an increase of 9% over 2010 and the second highest year ever in the fair’s history with the largest number of rides ever showcased on the midway at 52;

Livestock & Competitive Exhibits – 3,032 livestock were exhibited and 4,490 items were entered for competitions in the West Virginia Building;

Jolliffe states “The significant reinvestment into our physical plant, the inclusion and emphasis on youth and families, and the use of our facility on a year around basis, are all combining to create an extremely positive energy for our organization. State Fair’s have a unique mandate to showcase the people of their state, create a sense of competition and togetherness and focus on telling the story of agriculture. We will continue to do this as we plan our 88th State Fair which will take place August 10-18, 2012.”

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.

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2011 State Fair of West Virginia A Success

 

LEWISBURG, WV (09/02/2011)(readMedia)– The 2011 State Fair of West Virginia was a tremendous success with great weather, a uniquely diverse grandstand lineup and new grounds attractions supporting the theme “It’s All Here.”

“Great weather makes the management of the State Fair operation much easier! While we are effected to some extent by earlier school start dates, we enjoyed a very solid year and many, many successes both large and small. Most importantly, our entire team carried out the mission of our organization which is to support agriculture, education and family entertainment,” stated Manager, Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe.

Final audited gate numbers are not yet available, however, projections are as follows:

Gate Attendance – 187,000-190,000

Concert Events – 36,879 attended 9 events with 27,879 for ticketed concerts and an estimated 4,500 each for two free events. (increase of 4% over 2010);

Food Concession Sales – an increase of 3% over 2010 and the highest in the fair’s history;

Carnival Gross – an increase of 9% over 2010 and the second highest year ever in the fair’s history with the largest number of rides ever showcased on the midway at 52;

Livestock Competitive Exhibits – 3,032 livestock were exhibited and 4,490 items were entered for competitions in the West Virginia Building;

Jolliffe states “The significant reinvestment into our physical plant, the inclusion and emphasis on youth and families, and the use of our facility on a year around basis, are all combining to create an extremely positive energy for our organization. State Fair’s have a unique mandate to showcase the people of their state, create a sense of competition and togetherness and focus on telling the story of agriculture. We will continue to do this as we plan our 88th State Fair which will take place August 10-18, 2012.”

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.

State Fair’s Giant Fall Flea Market and Antique Show Approaching

 

LEWISBURG, WV (09/01/2011)(readMedia)– The State Fair’s Giant Fall Flea Market and Antique Show is quickly approaching! The event is set for Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2, 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 and begins at 8 a.m. each morning and lasts until 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

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.

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