May 2019

2019 Entries Now Open

The State Fair of West Virginia’s 2019 livestock, horse show and home, arts, and garden competitions are now open.

Each year, the competitive exhibits department looks for unique contests to add. Competition highlights for 2019 include: Old Timer Hog Showmanship, Barn Quilt painting and the Draft Horse Pull.

“Our mission surrounds agriculture here at the State Fair of West Virginia and is highlighted through various competitions. Exhibitors enter prize winning tomatoes, geraniums, hogs, cattle and more. The competitions are a great place for exhibitors to show their skills and talents,” stated Agriculture Competitions Manager Taylor Davies.

Please visit http://statefairofwv.com/fair/competitions/ for more information or to register. Home, Arts and Garden entries close July 1st. Livestock and Equine entries close July 10th. Competitions kick off August 3rd in the West Virginia Building.

The State Fair Event Center is a 200 acre multi-purpose meeting and exposition facility providing a wide variety of event rental opportunities and hosting over 300 events annually. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

Justin Moore with Special Guest Ashley McBryde

State Fair officials announced that country-music star Justin Moore will return to the stage for the 95th Annual State Fair of West Virginia on Thursday, August 8, 2019 with Ashley McBryde.

Tickets for the August show with Justin Moore and Ashley McBryde will go on sale to the public Friday, May 24 at 10 am!

Ticket prices and details on how to order can be found at www.statefairofwv.com . Tickets will only be available via Etix at http://statefairofwv.com/entertainment/ or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849) Monday through Friday 9 am – 6 pm or Saturday 9 am – 5 pm. Tickets will not be sold at the State Fair Box Office until later this spring.

JUSTIN MOORE

“It’s crazy to think about, the fact that the fans have stuck with me through a decade in this business is overwhelming. I am so thankful for their support as well as Country radio’s. Let’s do this thing again in 10 more years” said seven-time chart topping singer/song-writer Justin Moore, as he joined industry friends and family at an event in Nashville to celebrate multiple career milestones.

An inaugural artist signed to The Valory Music Co. in 2007, under the Big Machine Label Group umbrella, the Arkansas native has sustained a hearty run of hits across four studio albums. The event honored PLATINUM certifications for JUSTIN MOORE and OUTLAWS LIKE ME as well as the GOLD certification of OFF THE BEATEN PATH. Additionally, the catchy “Bait a Hook” achieved PLATINUM sales status for the Big Machine Music writer, who penned the track alongside Jeremy Stover and Rhett Akins.

 

ASHLEY MCBRYDE

Dubbed as one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need To Know,” citing she’s “an Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and songwriting of Miranda Lambert,” McBryde fearlessly lays it all on the line, and it’s that honest all-in approach that has led to NPR critic Ann Powers to ask if McBryde could be “among the first post-Stapleton country stars?” McBryde’s album will showcase an artistic vision that will prove her to be one of the genre’s keenest working storytellers, bringing unwavering honesty back into a pop-preoccupied genre. Pulling tales from every corner of her human experience, McBryde sings with fire and fury, laughing and swigging that brown stuff along the way.

Her first EP, the self-released 2016 Jalopies and Expensive Guitars was just a taste of what McBryde can do, and, on her full-length debut, she will meld her songwriting chops with the vision of producer Jay Joyce, peppering her tales with a touch of guitar-driven rock fury. McBryde isn’t afraid to tell the truth, get raw and real and use the spirits of country, fold and rock when it serves her greater purpose. And that’s to tell the stories that shake us, make us and tell us a little more about what it’s like to be human.

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