May 2012

Employment Applications Available for 2012 State Fair

LEWISBURG, WV (05/29/2012)(readMedia)– The 2012 State Fair is scheduled August 10-18 and over 200 employment positions are available! Previous employees interested in working in 2012 are encouraged to file an employment application by mid-June as the hiring process will begin immediately. Hiring initiatives are being conducted earlier than in prior years with the goal being to have positions filled by July 15th, with customer service and emergency management trainings taking place prior to August 1, 2012. Positions will be filled based on experience and date of application, and all positions pay at least minimum wage. Applicants must be able to work daytime and evening hours. Employment applications may be downloaded at www.statefairofwv.com or you may visit the State Fair office
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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 www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

Hunting & Fishing Pavilion to Debut at 2012 State Fair of WV

LEWISBURG, WV (05/25/2012)(readMedia)– Vendors who have a product related to hunting and fishing, have a great opportunity during the 2012 State Fair of West Virginia. Based on the fact that 60% of 2011 fairgoers said they participate in hunting and fishing activities as a recreational pursuit, fair officials have decided to theme a 4,000 square foot open air pavilion the “Hunting Fishing Pavilion”. The pavilion will incorporate retail sales and educational displays. If your company is interested in placing your product or message in front of 200,000 fairgoers, please contact cboothe@statefairofwv.com for details or phone 304-645-1090.

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 www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

Country Artist Justin Moore Added to State Fair Concert Series

 

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LEWISBURG, WV (05/24/2012)(readMedia)– Country artist Justin Moore will perform on the State Fair grandstand on August 14th at 8 p.m.

When Justin Moore tells his fans that he’s “proud to be from small town USA.” it is from the heart. The Poyen, Arkansas native grew up in a town with a population of 272. A sign with that declaration sits in his grandparents’ front yard. He graduated from high school with 37 classmates. So how does a kid from a town that small work his way up to Music Row, a record deal and eventual stardom as a country music singer touring with the biggest acts in country music today? How does it happen that one of the first songs he writes in Nashville winds up hitting #1 on the Country charts? How does the kid from the small town follow that with two subsequent smashes? The answer lies in his #1 hit “If Heaven Wasn’t so Far Away,” from his sophomore album.

In an industry often populated by manufactured personas, Justin Moore has always been true to himself, in both the way he lives and in the songs he writes. When he sings about growing up in Poyen in his first #1 hit, “Small Town USA” and how “some people called it prison when [he] was growin’ up, but these are [his] roots and this is what [he] love[s],” he means every word of it. When he sings about a “rifle in a gun rack hanging in the back glass” from his hit single, “Backwoods,” that’s the way it is in his hometown where he learned to hunt and fish from his grandpa “PaPa,” Tom Moore, and how to tend to the cattle and work the fields from his grandpa “Pa,” Charles Webb.

He made the move to Nashville at the young age of 18, buoyed by the urging of his now-manager Pete Hartung. They met with up-and-coming producer/songwriter Jeremy Stover and soon Justin and Jeremy realized that they had both found the perfect fit. Once the twosome has written and produced the songs they thought they needed, they went to Scott Borchetta, President CEO of the Big Machine Label Group, who would help turn Justin’s lifelong dream into a reality. Scott offered Justin a record deal, and in August of 2009, they released his debut album, JUSTIN MOORE, on The Valory Music Co. label.

It was an exciting time for Justin as he spent all of 2009 and 2010 touring with the biggest names in country music, including Trace Adkins, Hank Williams Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brad Paisley, Brooks and Dunn, Miranda Lambert and Darius Rucker. He has sold over 2.2 million digital downloads to date and his sophomore album OUTLAWS LIKE ME hit the #1 spot the week it was released. OUTLAWS LIKE ME includes the fastest-rising single of Moore’s career, “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” which ascended to the #1 spot. His debut album scored three consecutive smash singles – #1 “Small Town USA” as well as the hits “Backwoods” and “How I Got To Be This Way.”

Tickets for the Justin Moore event go on sale June 7th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Visit www.statefairofwv.com for details.

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 www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

State Fair Scholarship Recipients Announced

LEWISBURG, WV (05/16/2012)(readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia is pleased to announce the awarding of five (5) $1,000 four year scholarships to youth who have participated in the State Fair, excelled academically, and demonstrated a financial need. The State Fair scholarship endowment is coordinated through the Greater Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation and supported by individual and corporate contributors in addition to State Fair operations. Scholarships will be awarded during the 2012 State Fair.

2012 award recipients and the schools they are attending are:

Aaron Williams, Clear Creek, WV, Concord University in Athens, WV

Ethan Brooks, Lewisburg, WV, The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, Wooster, Ohio (Recipient of the first annual Gus R. Douglas Scholarship)

Kelley Coleman, Lizemore, WV, WVU Institute of Technology in Montgomery, WV

Meghan Hoover, Franklin, WV, West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV

Zach Bartenslager, Lewisburg, WV, Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, KS

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 www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

Bret Michaels Performance at the 2012 State Fair Cancelled

LEWISBURG, WV (05/11/2012)(readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia has announced that a scheduling conflict has forced the cancelation of the Tuesday, August 14th Bret Michaels concert. State Fair C.E.O. Marlene Jolliffe states, “Scheduling issues arose after our date was confirmed and simply could not be resolved. Ticket holders will be contacted by our ticketing partner ETIX, and the refund process will be prompt and efficient via refunds to their credit cards. At the same time, we are diligently working on alternatives for Tuesday, August 14th and will make an announcement as soon as plans are finalized.”

Please visit www.statefairofwv.com for additional details. For questions related to the refund process, you may contact ETIX direct at 1-800-514-3849.

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 www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

State Fairgrounds Giant Spring Flea Market Coming Soon

LEWISBURG, WV (05/03/2012)(readMedia)– The Giant Spring Flea Market at the State Fairgrounds is set for May 18, 19, and 20th and space reservations are being accepted. Please note that the deadline for discounts on vendor space is May 11, 2012. The three day market features a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, flowers and produce, and new and used merchandise. Indoor and outdoor spaces are available and for more information visit www.statefairofwv.com or phone 1-(304)-645-1090 Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm.

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 www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

New Country Artist Kip Moore added to State Fair Concert Lineup

LEWISBURG, WV (05/01/2012)(readMedia)– New country sensation Kip Moore will perform following the Buckin B’ Bull Riding event on August 17th during the 2012 State Fair of West Virginia. “When I became aware of his availability, I immediately set the wheels in motion to book Kip as part of our bull ride package. His Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck single was certified gold on April 24th at the same time that his debut album, Up All Night was released.” stated Marlene Jolliffe, State Fair CEO. “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” which has sold more than 536,000 units, sits at No. 9 on the country singles charts and ranks No. 9 on Billboard’s Top-Selling Country Digital Songs for First Quarter 2012. The video has received more than 6 million views online.In addition, VEVO has selected him as its “Detected”
developing artist for April. “Detected” is a series presented by bing that highlights rising musicians and bands through exclusive music videos and interviews. VEVO is the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform. He is the first country artist selected by VEVO for any of its developing artist programming. He wrote or co-wrote every song on his Brett James-produced debut album.

His music combines a raw and rustic voice with compelling lyrics of honesty to create a unique sound that’s simultaneously hypnotic and edgy. His voice is weathered by life’s detours and disappointments and strengthened by his dreams and determination. His music is infused with relentless intensity, both of passion and frustration. The boy who grew up daydreaming about life outside of the small town of Tifton, Ga., became a man who has been continually inspired by Bruce Springsteen and Kris Kristofferson to paint vivid portraits with his lyrics.

Tickets for this event go on sale May 10 at 10:00 a.m. For details, visit www.statefairofwv.com.

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 www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

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