Second Annual “Best of the Counties” Pie Bakeoff

LEWISBURG, WV (03/08/2012)(readMedia)– The 2012 State Fair is set for August 10th through 18th and fair officials are looking for West Virginia’s best pie baker! The second annual “Best of the Counties” pie bake off is a competition between each of West Virginia’s fifty-five counties to determine bragging rights for being the home of 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. 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 11th. All nominations must be received by the Fair office no later than 12 noon on April 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.

2011 Winners were; 1st Place – Jessica Garrett of Mercer County, 2nd Place – Sarah Plumley of Kanawha County and 3rd Place – Susie Kirkpatrick of Gilmer County.

If you do not have access to the Internet, simply submit your name, address, and phone number ,and your nominees name, address, county, and phone number to State Fair of WV, PO Drawer 986, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

The 2012 State Fair is themed “Memories that grow…year after year.” and is scheduled August 10-18. 2012. 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.