November 2012

State Fair Flea Market Moving Indoors

LEWISBURG, WV (11/05/2012)(readMedia)– The fairgrounds flea market is moving inside the heated West Virginia building for the winter season. The first indoor market will be Saturday, November 17, 2012 with markets scheduled every Tuesday and Saturday until late March.

The indoor flea market provides shoppers an opportunity to “treasure hunt” and local vendors an affordable indoor retail location through the cold winter months! Look for a variety of antiques, collectibles, gently worn clothing, electronics and more. Weekly markets are open 7 am to 1 pm and a food concession is available.

Vendors interested in participating may phone 304-645-1090 or visit to download a vendor application and rules. Applications may also be obtained in the State Fair office, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 pm. Discounts are offered to vendors for long-term space rental.

The State Fair Event Center is a 175 acre multi-purpose meeting and exposition facility providing a wide variety of event rental opportunities.

State Fairgrounds Christmas Barn Decorating Contest Underway Soon!

LEWISBURG, WV (11/02/2012)(readMedia)– Local civic groups and businesses are invited to participate in the Christmas Barn Decorating Contest at the State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Participants will have the opportunity to decorate one of ten harness racing barns that face Rt. 219 North. Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe, CEO, stated “We revived this program during last year’s Christmas season and had an overwhelming response from the community. Everywhere I went people commented on how happy they were to see the barns decorated again during the holidays.” The winning entry receives $300, with second and third place receiving $200 and $100 respectivley. Only the east end of the barns will be decorated and work must be completed by Monday, December 3rd, 2012. Phone 304-645-1090 or visit the State
Fair office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:00 pm to get an entry form and details. Entry forms can can also be emailed or found on the fair’s web site at

The State Fair of West Virginia, with an $13.8 million dollar statewide economic impact, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. The 2013 fair is themed “Feel the Magic” and is scheduled August 9-17. For more information, please visit

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