November 2015

Winter Markets to Begin at State Fairgrounds

LEWISBURG, WV (11/19/2015)(readMedia)– The Winter Indoor Flea Market and Farmer’s Market are set to open at the State Fair of West Virginia in Lewisburg this Saturday, November 21, 2015!

The fairground’s weekly flea market moves inside the heated West Virginia building for the winter season and is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 7:30 am to 1 pm. 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. Vendors interested in participating may phone 304-645-1090 or visit statefairofwv.com 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.

Fans of locally grown produce and locally produced farm products will have the opportunity to shop every Saturday from 8:30 am – 12 Noon at the second annual Wild Wonderful Indoor Winter Farmer’s Market in the 4,000 square foot, heated, Douglass Annex building. The market is open to any small independent producer in the southeast region of West Virginia, and offers shoppers a wide range of delicious home-grown products.

For more information on either market, visit www.statefairofwv.com or call 304-645-1090.

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 92nd annual State Fair of West Virginia is a 10-day event scheduled for August 12-21, 2016. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com.

State Fair Announces 5th Annual Christmas Barn Decorating Contest

LEWISBURG, WV (11/03/2015)(readMedia)– Local civic groups and businesses are invited to participate in the 5th Annual Christmas Barn Decorating Contest at the State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Participants will have the opportunity to decorate one of ten harness racing barns located adjacent to Route 219 North.

Kelly Collins, State Fair of WV CEO stated, “This is always an exciting competition for us and it is becoming a great tradition for the community. We are thrilled to see what creativity and holiday spirit entrants come up with this season!”

The winning entry will receive $300, with second and third place receiving $200 and $100 respectively. Only the east end of the barns will be decorated and work must be completed by Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

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 also be printed from the link above and emailed to cboothe@statefairofwv.com.

Don’t forget to visit the State Fair’s Facebook page to cast your vote for the “People’s Choice” award and help the winning entry receive a selection of State Fair merchandise!

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 92nd annual State Fair of West Virginia is a 10-day event scheduled for August 12-21, 2016. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com.

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