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AUGUST 11, 2022



State Fair Debuts Two Stages to Showcase Regional Talent


LEWISBURG, WV (05/27/2011)(readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia is introducing two new ways for regional talent to be highlighted at the fair.The newest stage, The Blue Ribbon Stage, will not only be home to the Mapapa African Acrobat show all nine days and the Best of the Counties Pie Bakeoff, it will also be a stage for special performances by talented people from across the region.

The state fair is currently seeking various talents to perform at the first ever Blue Ribbon Stage. To be considered to perform, please send a dvd of the performance to the State Fair office. The fair welcomes talent from across the spectrum. Anything from clogging to juggling is invited to send in a DVD and contact information.

Another way for fairgoers to have their talent in the spotlight is to apply for the Five Minutes of Fame performances during the harness races. This new concept will take place in between harness races Monday-Thursday of the fair. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will showcase four performances, while Thursday will have two. Five Minutes of Fame is designed to provide entertainment in between harness races.

People interested in performing on stage at the grandstand during the Five Minutes of Fame should send a DVD of their performance to the state fair or upload their performace to the state fair’s Facebook page with contact information. All material will be reviewed and up to 14 people will be chosen to perform. Please send mail to PO Drawer 986 /Lewisburg, WV 24901 or ship content to 891 Maplewood Avenue/ Fairlea, WV 24902. For more information phone 304-645-1090

The 2011 State Fair is themed “It’s All Here” and is scheduled August 12-20. Named a Top 100 event by the American Bus Association, the State Fair is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.