August 2014

West Virginia Commissioner of Tourism to attend Tourism Reception at State Fair of WV

LEWISBURG, WV (08/14/2014)(readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia is pleased to host West Virginia Division of Tourism Commissioner Amy Goodwin at a reception on the patio of the State Fair Administration building. The reception is scheduled for today, August 14, form 5-6 pm.

According to a 2012 study by Dean Runyan, tourism contributed $5.1 billion to West Virginia’s economy, generated $707 million in state and local tax revenues, and provides 46,400 jobs to West Virginians.

State Fair of West Virginia and Hunter Hayes Partner to give foster children Concert Tickets


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LEWISBURG, WV (08/04/2014)(readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia and Hunter Hayes have partnered to give foster children an unforgettable night at the State Fair! “We were discussing marketing strategies as we head into the final stretch prior to Hunter’s August 15th State Fair concert and I suggested we do something to help foster children who may never have the opportunity to attend a concert. The seed was planted and Hunter’s management team loved the idea.” stated Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe, CEO, State Fair of West Virginia.

A special $20 all-inclusive ticket promotion was created for this event. Individuals or companies can phone the State Fair box office at 304-645-1090 or visit in person and purchase a block of tickets for the August 15 Hunter Hayes concert. The State Fair will coordinate the donation of these tickets to agencies who serve foster children. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

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, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

2014 Farming Heritage Winner Announced

LEWISBURG, WV (08/01/2014)(readMedia)– LEWISBURG, WV – The State Fair of West Virginia and the West Virginia Farm Bureau are pleased to present the ninth annual Farming Heritage Award to Mr. Charles Hunter and his family from Morgantown, WV.

Since 1927, six generations have continued the operation of Hunter’s Dairy Farm through hard work, dedication, strength and for the love of the land. Today, this farm stands as the only privately owned dairy farm in Monongalia County and is actively involved as a learning farm for several classes from West Virginia University.

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 Mr. Hunter and his family on Thursday, August 14, “Governor’s Day” at the 2014 State Fair. The family 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.

For more information on the Farming Heritage Awards, please contact Kelly Tuckwiller at 304/645-1090 or Joan Harman at 304/472-2080 ext. 306.

For more information about the State Fair, please visit, and for more information on West Virginia Farm Bureau visit

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