May 2016

Entries Open for 3rd Annual State Fair of WV Car Show

LEWISBURG, WV (05/27/2016)(readMedia)– American National, Farm Family Insurance, and the State Fair of West Virginia have teamed up to produce the third annual “State Fair Car Show.” The event is scheduled on Sunday, August 14th from 11 am to 4 pm during the 92nd Annual State Fair.

The show will take place on the main fairgrounds. Pre-registration is required and the first 100 entries will 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 accepted. 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!

“The State Fair Car show was a great addition to our schedule last year,” CEO Kelly Collins stated. “We are thrilled that American National and Farm Family Insurances have joined us again this year as we continue one more new tradition!”

Details and an entry form can be found at www.statefairofwv.com. Deadline for registration will be July 29, 2015. Phone 304-645-1090 for additional fair information.

The 2016 State Fair themed “Capture Your Memories”, is a 10-day Fair scheduled August 12-21, 2016. 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 2016 State Fair of West Virginia

LEWISBURG, WV (05/24/2016)(readMedia)– Livestock and Home, Arts and Garden entries have officially opened for the 92nd Annual State Fair of West Virginia! Paper entries for Home, Arts and Gardens and Livestock are due July 7th by 12 NOON, while online entries are due July 7th by 12 MIDNIGHT.

Reminder, all limited classes for home, arts and gardens must be entered by paper, while all junior show livestock entries must be made online.

Don’t miss out on our special contests in the West Virginia Building this year, including the return of the “Flea Market Flip” contest and “Wild and Wonderful Wing” Competition, sponsored by Shoney’s.

As usual, fair week will be full of a variety of livestock shows, including open horse shows on both weekends, and the West Virginia High School Rodeo on Sunday, August 21st.

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

The 2016 State Fair themed “Capture Your Memories”, is a 10-day Fair scheduled August 12-21, 2016. 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 Announces 6th Annual Pie Bake Off

LEWISBURG, WV (05/16/2016)(readMedia)– The 92nd Anniversary of the State Fair of West Virginia is set to kick off on August 12-21, 2016, and fair officials are looking for West Virginia’s best pie baker!

To nominate a neighbor, friend or family member simply visit www.statefairofwv.com and complete the pie bake off ballot under the competitions section. The person receiving the most votes for a particular county will be invited to participate in the contest at the State Fair on Saturday, August 13th. All nominations must be received by the Fair office no later than June 6th. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st Place – $150 and the limited edition Fiesta Ware/State Fair of West Virginia pie dish, 2nd Place – $100 and 3rd place $50.

2015 Winners were; 1st place –Christa Meadows – Raleigh County, 2nd place –Joann Estep – McDowell County , 3rd place –Shelly Gattlieb – Kanawha County. 2015 winners are not permitted to enter.

The 2016 State Fair themed “Capture Your Memories”, is a 10-day Fair scheduled August 12-21, 2016. 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.

Vince Neil from Mötley Crüe to Perform at the 2016 State Fair of WV

LEWISBURG, WV (05/02/2016)(readMedia)– State Fair Officials announced today the addition of Vince Neil from Mötley Crüe with Special Guests Great White and Kix, and Dailey and Vincent as the final two concerts in the 2016 Grandstand Lineup.

Vince Neil will be singing all of Mötley Crüe’s greatest hits and will be joined by Great White and Kix on Thursday, August 18, while Dailey and Vincent will be a free show after harness racing on Wednesday, August 17. The West Virginia High School Rodeo will use the grandstand on Sunday, August 21.

“Vince Neil with Special Guest Great White and Kix is a great show to round out our 2016 lineup,” State Fair CEO Kelly Collins stated. “We are just about 100 days away from opening day and we cannot wait to open up the gates.”

Tickets for Vince Neil from Mötley Crüe with Special Guest Great White and Kix will go on sale Friday, May 6 at 10 am.

Ticket prices and details on how to order can be found at www.statefairofwv.com. Tickets will be available via Etix at www.statefairofwv.com or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849) Monday through Friday 9 am – 6 pm or Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the State Fair Box Office beginning June 1, 2016

Vince Neil

International superstar, accomplished businessman and heartfelt philanthropist, Vince Neil came to exemplify all things rock and roll: the sound, the success, the look and the outrageous lifestyle.

Vince’s unmistakable voice leads some of the greatest rock songs of this generation including”Shout At The Devil,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Kickstart MyHeart,” “Same Ol Situation,” and the recent “Saints of Los Angeles,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Hard Rock Performance. With fifteen years between his last solo album, Vince Neil releases Tattoos Tequila on June 22, followed by his tell all book of the same name later in the fall.

When not performing, Vince Neil continues to expand and oversee his latest entrepreneurial efforts which include Feelgoods Rock Bar and Grill in West Palm Beach and Las Vegas; Vince Neil Ink, a Las Vegas based tattoo parlor and apparel shop with two locations — one on the Las Vegas strip and one in the Rio Hotel Casino; Tres Rios tequila, a high quality, authentic Mexican tequila created from the finest Agave in Guadalajara Mexico; The Skylar Neil Memorial Foundation (www.skylarneil.org), a tribute to Vince’s daughter whom he lost to cancer in 1995 which has raised over $2 million to help combat childhood cancer and his latest venture, Vince Neil Aviation, a luxury air charter service providing the rock n’ roll commute on either his Lear 35 or Hawker 700 jets.

Raised on the tough streets of Compton, California, Vince Neil fell in love with music as a child, developing a broad vocabulary that ranged from classic Motown to hard rock. As a teenager, he began performing with local bands and soon discovered both a passion for the stage and a natural talent as a singer and performer. He fronted the popular band Rock Candy before reuniting with high school buddy Tommy Lee in 1981, sealing rock and roll history with the formation of Mötley Crüe.

In addition to selling 80 million records around the world as the badass frontman for Mötley Crüe, Vince Neil also began his career as a solo artist in 1993. Vince’s Top 200 Billboard albums, Exposed (which reached number 13 on The Billboard 200 albums chart) and Carved In Stonehave spurred the hits “You’re Invited (But Your Friend Can’t Come)” (co-written by Vince with Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw), “Can’t Have Your Cake” (co-written by Vince with Steve Stevens) and “Sister Of Pain” (co-written by Vince with Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw).

The International rock icon’s new album Tattoos Tequila, co-produced by Vince Neil, Jack Blades (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper) and Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Buckcherry) is a compilation of genre defining hits that have been given the Vince Neil April 2010 rock renewal treatment and is sure to be an updated rock lifestyle staple. Neil’s refreshed collection of classics consists of nine hand – picked, influential covers, as well as two new tracks; “Tattoos Tequila,” which was also written and produced by Frederiksen and “Another Bad Day,” which was originally written by Nikki Sixx for Mötley Crüe’s release of New Tattoo in 2000 and just missed the cut. “Mötley Crüe recorded ‘Another Bad Day’ many years ago and I thought it was one of the best ballads
we’d ever done. When it got voted off of New Tattoo by the rest of Mötley, I held onto it waiting for the right time to dust it off,” adds Vince. The title song for the album captures Vince’s signature sound with a contemporary feel that has been compared to current acts such as Cavo and Godsmack. “Tattoos Tequila” celebrates the rock n’ roll lifestyle.

The 2016 State Fair themed “Capture Your Memories”, is a 10-day Fair scheduled August 12-21, 2016. 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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