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AUGUST 11, 2022



2012 State Fair of West Virginia and SMART 529 sponsoring “Grow Ums” vegetable garden project

LEWISBURG, WV (08/02/2012)(readMedia)– Here is some important information to remember for those participating in the 2012 State Fair of West Virginia’s “Grow-Ums” project sponsored by SMART 529, West Virginia’s college savings solution!

– Check in for those participating in SMART529’s “Grow-Ums” taco garden will be from 4 pm – 6 pm on Thursday August 9th and will be located in the main parking lot (where the flea market is held during the summer).

– You can post pictures of your garden and its progress on the Fair’s Facebook page! (

– Don’t forget to decorate a shoe box with a taco theme to display your “Grow-Ums” vegetables at the 2012 State Fair of West Virginia!

– Each student who completes a “Grow-Ums” project and checks in with a completely decorated shoe box to hold their vegetables will receive one (1) complimentary youth gate admission ticket to the 2012 State Fair!

– Gardens will be on display in the WV Building during the Fair.

If you have any questions, feel free to call (304).645.1090 or email

The 2012 State Fair is themed “Memories that grow…year after year.” and is scheduled August 10-18. 2012. The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million dollar economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.