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AUGUST 08, 2024




There’s nothing like working at the State Fair of West Virginia!  Regardless of whether you start in May or work for the ten days in August, you get the feeling that you’re a part of an “end of summer celebration”!  Many people have made working at the Fair an annual tradition, and we invite you to join us. Our departments include: maintenance, the administration office, ticket office, entry department, grounds keeping, security, merchandise, grandstand ushers, ticket sales and more.

Temporary Employment Opportunities

Please check below for employment opportunities for 2023. To apply for employment, please review the Employment Guide and follow one of the steps listed to obtain and submit an application:

  • Stop by the Fairground’s Administration Building (Mon – Fri, 8 am – 4 pm)
  • Call (304)-645-1090
  • Fair week employees MUST be available to work for the entire ten (10) days of the Fair
  • Mail your request to: SFWV, Employment Application, PO Drawer 986, Lewisburg, WV  24901
  • Click on the 2021 Application link to view and print your copy

2022 Printable Employee Application 
Employee Application – Online Submission

Full-Time Employment Opportunities

Ag Competitions Manager – Please email resumes to

General Maintenance – Please email resumes to


The State Fair of West Virginia will be looking for some helping hands for the Give and Grow Volunteer program during the 2023 State Fair. Volunteers will be rewarded with one complimentary gate admission ticket for each shift worked! What a great way to become a part of the State Fair team! For more information on how to become a volunteer please call our office, 304.645.1090.

Civic And Youth Organizations

The State Fair has opportunities for non-profit and community service organizations to raise money by volunteering during the ten day event. Community groups including youth, seniors and more can assist in a variety of services including helping with barn cleaning, serving in guest relations and more. Representatives of the Fair and the organization develop a volunteer plan outlining the hours, type of work and benefits for the group. It’s a short commitment for members but a great opportunity for the organization. For more information, please call, (304)-645-1090



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