June 2014

State Fair of West Virginia Announces 2014 Limited Edition Collector Basket

LEWISBURG, WV (06/24/2014)(readMedia)– The 16th Edition Collector Basket commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the State Fair of West Virginia will be for sale beginning Tuesday, July 1st. The Picking Basket is adorned with a commemorative brass tag, a blue village basket weave, a wooden handle and the Blue Ribbon Logo laser etched into the lid. The basket measures 6″ x 9.75″ circumference and is 100% custom made in the U.S.A. You may register your basket online for a lifetime warranty.

The baskets first began in 1999 with the Cracker Basket and have become a signature part of the State Fair keepsakes.

Beginning July 1st, baskets will be available for sale at the State Fair Administration building or by calling 304-645-1090. Baskets will be on sale during the 2014 State Fair. The cost of the basket is $55.00, plus, $8 shipping fee if you wish to have it shipped.

The 2014 State Fair is themed “Blue Ribbon Traditions” in celebration of our 90th year and is scheduled August 8-16, 2014. 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.

MKTO/Emblem3 Performance at the 2014 State Fair Cancelled

Lewisburg, WV (6/18/2014) – The State Fair of West Virginia has announced that a scheduling conflict has forced the cancelation of theSunday, August 10, MKTO/Emblem3 concert. To replace the cancelled show, the State Fair is pleased to present the addition of two free shows. McClain with China Ann McClain will take the stage at 2 p.m., followed by American Pride the Statler Brother Tribute at 7 p.m.

Both shows will be free with a paid gate admission.

“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 original form of payment,” says State Fair C.E.O. Marlene Jolliffe.

McClain, formerly known as The McClain Sisters, features Sierra, Lauryn, and China Anna

McClain, who were born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Coming from a family of singers, songwriters, and musicians, they have grown up in a house filled with music. They formed their singing trio at the tender ages of nine, seven, and five, building their voices and artistry from the ground up. The sisters have since then performed at the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll, sharing the stage with R&B sensation Janelle Monae, and Australian pop singer Cody Simpson.

China Anna McClain is best known for her role in the hit Disney Channel show A.N.T. Farm. She was also recently featured in ABC’s Sing Your Face Off and has starred in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, NCIS, Hannah Montana & Wizards of Waverly Place.

American Pride has captured the true authenticity of The Statler Brothers sound, while keeping the legacy alive and promoting traditional Country Music, which is generational, yet crosses age boundaries. Just as The Statler Brothers had two members who are actually brothers, Harold and Don Reid, so does American Pride, as Mike and Jimmy Whetsel are also brothers.  Both the Reid brothers and the Whetsel brothers have a life-long love for Southern Gospel quartet music, and still find that audiences at all venues cannot help but clap their hands and pat their feet to “I’ll Fly Away” or “Heaven’s Jubilee.”

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 2014 State Fair is themed “Blue Ribbon Traditions!” and is scheduled August 8-16. 2014. 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.

Entries Open for the 2014 State Fair of West Virginia

LEWISBURG, WV (06/11/2014)(readMedia)– Livestock and Home, Arts and Garden entries have officially opened for the 90th Annual State Fair of West Virginia! Paper entries for Home, Arts and Gardens and Livestock are due July 8th by 12 NOON, while online entries are due July 11th by 12 NOON.

Don’t miss out on several new contests in the West Virginia Building this year, including the “Chocolate Dessert” contest, the “Hot Potato Dish “contest and the “Flea Market Flip “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 2014 State Fair is themed “Blue Ribbon Traditions” and is scheduled August 8-16, 2014. 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

Blue Ribbon Car Show scheduled during the 2014 State Fair of West Virginia

LEWISBURG, WV (06/06/2014)(readMedia)– American National and Farm Family Insurance have teamed up with the State Fair of West Virginia to produce the very first “Blue Ribbon Car Show.” The event is scheduled on Sunday, August 10th from 11 am to 4 pm during the 90th Annual State Fair. The show will take place on the famed and historic State Fair harness racing track. Preregistrations are required and the first 100 entries receive two gate admission tickets and a special sponsor gift.

The show is open to 1969 or older Custom Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Classics, Antiques, and Drag Cars. A limited number of 1970 to 1985 hot rods and muscle cars will be accpeted. Award categories will include: People’s Choice, The Long Drive Award, Kid’s Choice, Best Paint Job, Sponsor’s Choice, Participant’s Pick and The Best of West Virginia Blue Ribbon!

“We’re excited to add another new event to the State Fair schedule! The Blue Ribbon Car Show will be very exciting for fairgoers and Farm Family American National have many great hospitality activities planned for their customers and clients!” stated CEO, Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe.

Details and an entry form can be found at www.statefairofwv.com. Deadline for registration will be July 21, 2014. Phone 304-645-1090 for additional fair information.

The 2014 State Fair is themed “Blue Ribbon Traditions” and is scheduled August 8-16, 2014. 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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