June 2013

2013 State Fair of WV Scholarship Recipients

2013 Scholarship Recipients

2013 Scholarship Recipients

We are honored to recognize the 2013 State Fair of WV Scholarship Recipients.  These youth have participated in the State Fair through various exhibitor activities, excelled academically and have demonstrated a financial need.

Jossie Brooks, daughter of Richard & Lisa Brooks from Lewisburg, WV, is a 2013 graduate of Greenbrier East High School.  Jossie has shown market and purebred swine at the SFWV since 2001 and has participated in many 4-H and FFA projects for the Fair since 2007.  She has been recognized for her academic excellence by being inducted into the National Honor Society (2011, 12 & 13), served as the President of the Lewisburg Longhorns 4-H Club for 2012 and 2013, and was a member of the SFWV Youth Leadership Council in 2011 and 2012.  Jossie is receiving the Gus R. Douglass Scholarship and will attend West Virginia University in the Fall.

Olivia Workman, daughter of Matthew & Elizabeth Workman from Hillsboro, WV, is a 2013 graduate of Pocahontas County High School.  Olivia has shown market steers, angus heifers and feeder steers at the SFWV since 2004 and has participated in 4-H projects for 2007 & 2008. Olivia played soccer and basketball for four years and served as Captain for both teams in 2012 and 2013; she was also recognized as the PCHS Wendy’s Heisman Winner. A member of the National Honor Society in 2012 and 2013, Olivia, will attend West Virginia University in the Fall.

Samantha Walton, daughter of Kirk Walton and Andrea O’Brien, is from Buckeye, WV, and a 2013 graduate of Pocahontas County High School.  Since 2007, Samantha has shown market lambs and market hogs at the SFWV.  She was a member of the National Honor Society, served as Vice-President of the Spanish Honor Society in 2012 and 2013 and served as Captain of her soccer team in 2012 and 2013.  Samantha will attend West Virginia University in the Fall.

Stacie McMillion, daughter of Lisa Richmond from Hinton, WV, is a 2013 graduate of Summers County High School.  Stacie has shown in the Junior Horse & Pony Show at the SFWV with both Quarter and Arabian horses.  She has also been active with 4-H (11 years) and FFA (3 years) and has participated in various projects for both.  Recognized for her academic excellence as a member of National Honor Society, where she served as Vice President in 2012, she has also been involved as President (2010) of the Rusty Spurs 4H Club and Key Club President (2012).  Stacie will attend the University of Charleston – Beckley Campus in the Fall.

Malia Berg, daughter of Brent & Beverly Berg, from Petersburg, WV, is a 2013 graduate of Petersburg High School.  Her involvement in the SFWV began in 2005 where she has shown market lambs, market goats, breeding sheep and breeding heifers.  Malia has been an active member of both 4-H and FFA, serving as President in 2010 and 2011.  She has served as the WV Angus Queen and was President of the WV Angus Association in 2011.  Recognized for academic excellence as a member of her National Honor Society, Malia will attend Bridgewater College in the Fall.

The State Fair of WV Endowment was created in 2006 to ensure the long-term support of three key areas; Scholarships & Career Advancement Initiatives, Youth Educational Enrichment Programs as well as Agricultural & Competitive Exhibit Premiums.

The Endowment, in conjunction with key corporate sponsor and individuals, support our Scholarship program which provides five (5), 4-year scholarships annually at $1000 a piece for each year that student maintains their academic standards.  For every year that we make an award, we commit $20,000 for that class of Scholarship recipients.

The 2013 State Fair is themed, “Feel the Magic”, and is scheduled for August 9-17.  The State Fair of WV, with a $13.8 million economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501(c)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 of West Virginia Announces 2013 Farming Heritage Award Winner

LEWISBURG, WV (06/26/2013)(readMedia)– The eighth annual Farming Heritage Award will be presented to Dr. Joseph Cain from Big Bend, WV. Since 1878, four generations have continued the operation of this 500-plus acre farm, on which Dr. Cain still takes his cattle on a 3-mile drive each year.

The award is sponsored by the State Fair of West Virginia and the West Virginia Farm Bureau and presented to a worthy family who has demonstrated a commitment to a rural lifestyle, been involved in their community, and served as role models to others in the state of West Virginia.

A ceremony will be held honoring Dr. Cain on Thursday, August 15, “Governor’s Day” at the 2013 State Fair. He will also be treated to a day at the Fair, including overnight accommodations, free admission, and preferred parking, as well as a Natural Stone Sign award for indoor or outdoor display.

The Farming Heritage Award is cosponsored by the State Fair of West Virginia and the West Virginia Farm Bureau.

For more information on the Farming Heritage Awards, please contact Kelly Tuckwiller at 304/645-1090 or LeVera Gillum at 304/472-2080 ext. 302.

For more information about the State Fair, please visit www.statefairofwv.com.

State Fair of West Virginia Moves Flea Market During PGA Golf Tournament

 

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LEWISBURG, WV (06/25/2013)(readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia’s bi-weekly flea market will be changing locations during the Greenbrier Classic PGA Golf Tournament. For the dates of June 29, July 2, July 6 and July 9, the flea market will be moving to the northwest corner of the main fairgrounds near the livestock barns. Starting time will still be 7 am.

The bi-weekly flea market always features a unique array of items ranging from antiques to local, fresh produce.

If you have any questions about the flea market, please call (304)-645-1090.

The 2013 State Fair is themed “Feel the Magic” and is scheduled August 9-17, 2013. 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 of West Virginia Box Office Now Open and Offering Discount Tickets

LEWISBURG, WV (06/25/2013)(readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia’s box office is officially open! Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for the 2013 State Fair of West Virginia! Discount tickets are on sale through the website, by calling ETIX at 800-514-3849 or through the State Fair box office from June 26 through August 3. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available through participating BBT locations, Walgreens Pharmacy locations, Greenbrier Medical Arts Pharmacy locations, Union Pharmacy and Western Greenbrier Pharmacy starting July 1 and ending July 31. For a list of participating locations, please visit www.statefairofwv.com.

Gate admission discounts include an $8.25 adult ticket (13 and older) and a $7.25 youth ticket (ages 6 to 12). Carnival discounts include a $25 Mega Pass, which is valid for one day and includes 12 hours of unlimited rides (11 a.m to 11 p.m.)! The $20 Big Pass includes six hours of unlimited rides (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and is valid for one day. Individual sheets of carnival tickets are available at $10 for 15 tickets. Enjoy “$5 After 5 p.m.!” where gate admission on Wednesday August 14 and Thursday August 15 is only $5 after 5 p.m.! Gate admissions are sold separately from all concert and carnival tickets. Gate admission for children five years old and under is free.

Concert tickets are available for all shows and may be purchased via the website or the State Fair Box Office. Concert tickets are not offered at a discounted rate. Tickets purchased online and through ETIX are subject to a convenience fee.

The 2013 State Fair is themed “Feel the Magic” and is scheduled August 9-17, 2013. 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.

Governor Tomblin Appoints State Fair Advisory Directors

LEWISBURG, WV (06/25/2013)(readMedia)– Governor Tomblin recently announced eight appointments to the State Fair of West Virginia Advisory Board of Directors.

Four members were reappointed to a new four year term: Rod Stoner, Lewisburg, WV, President, Rod Stoner, LLC; Sharon Rowe, Lewisburg, WV, SHR Consulting, LLC; Bob Williams, Grafton, WV, State Senator 14th District; and Ellen Goodwin, Lewisburg, WV, Retired Vice-president Development – WVU Alumni Association.

New appointments include: Mike Kidd, Lewisburg, WV, Manager/Partner Radio Greenbrier; Jeff Vickers, Lewisburg, WV, SVP, Chief Lending Officer, First National Bank; Daniel Robison, Morgantown, WV, Dean WVU Department of Ag Forestry; and Robert Allen, Union, WV , Attorney at Kay, Casto and Chaney, LLC.

Advisory Director appointments were made in consultation with Commissioner Walt Helmick, West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Directors participate in monthly board meetings and serve in an advisory capacity with a focus on sharing the mission and goals of the State Fair of West Virginia with West Virginia’s statewide business community. The State Fair of West Virginia, with an $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. The 89th annual State Fair is scheduled August 9-17, 2013 in Lewisburg. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com

State Fair of West Virginia Now Accepting Livestock and Home, Arts and Gardens Entries

LEWISBURG, WV (06/17/2013)(readMedia)– Livestock and Home, Arts and Garden entries have officially opened for the State Fair of West Virginia! Paper entries for Home, Arts and Gardens and Livestock are due July 9th by 12 NOON, while online entries are due July 12th by 12 NOON.

Don’t miss out on several new contests in the West Virginia Building this year, including the “Next Big Fair Food” contest, the “Gluten Free is the Way to Be”contest and the “Instagram Magic” photo contest.

As usual, fair week will be full of a variety livestock shows, including open horse shows on both weekends.

For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com or contact Kelly Tuckwiller, 304-645-1090, at the State Fair Office.

The 2013 State Fair is themed “Feel the Magic” and is scheduled August 9-17, 2013. 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.

Gold Lot – New Parking Opportunity

GOLD-LotFor fair fans who want to visit multiple days, our new Gold Lot preferred parking is perfect for you! The lot is conveniently located off Fair Street and ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the proceeds are being designated for our Scholarship efforts!

For a $100 donation, you will have a reserved and numbered space for the entire 2013 State Fair. For information on reserving your Gold Lot parking space, please call 304-645-1090 or email Christi Boothe in the State Fair office.

New Options for State Fair Discount Tickets

The State Fair of West Virginia is pleased to offer a variety of discount ticket options for fair fans! New for 2013:

  • Mega Pass and Big Pass can be used on ANY ONE day of the fair.
  • A $5 Food Coupon Book will be sold through the State Fair’s Box Office (includes One coupon for EVERY food concession!
  • Reserved Parking Available in the GOLD LOT just off Fair Street. $100 for one reserved space for the entire week of the fair with 100% of proceeds going to the State Fair’s Scholarship program (phone 304-645-1090)
  • Enjoy Magic Monday with First Energy – bring 3 non-perishable food items and pay only $25 to get into the fair, ride unlimited carnival rides from 11 am – 11 pm and see the FMX Motorcross Show
  • $5 after Fives will be available Wednesday, August 14 and Thursday, August 15

Discount tickets are on sale here, by calling ETIX at 800-514-3849 or through the State Fair box office from June 26th through August 2. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available through participating BBT banks (July 1-July 31), Walgreens Pharmacies (July 1-August 4), and Greenbrier Medical Arts Pharmacies including Union and Western Greenbrier Pharmacies (July 1-July 31). For a list of participating locations, please visit the Tickets page.

Gate admission discounts include an $8.25 adult ticket + sales tax (13 older) and a $7.25 youth ticket + sales tax (ages 6-12). Carnival discounts include the $25 Mega Pass + sales tax and the $20 Big Pass + sales tax. Individual sheets of carnival tickets are available at $10 for 15 tickets (+ sales tax) at the State Fair box office. Gate admission for children five years old and under is free. Gate admissions are sold separately from all concert and carnival tickets.

Concert tickets are available for all shows and may be purchased here or the State Fair Box Office. Tickets purchased online and through ETIX are subject to a convienience fee.

The 2013 State Fair is themed “Feel the Magic” and is scheduled for August 9-17, 2013. 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.

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