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State Fair of West Virginia Launches Interactive Fair Schedule

LEWISBURG, WV (07/12/2012)(readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia today launched an interactive fair schedule that provides attendees with special “fair finds”, in addition to the ability to easily plan their visit and share entertainment options with family and friends. The interactive schedule is available on the State Fair of West Virginia’s website, www.statefairofwv.com.

The “fair finds” will include special promotions and discounts on food, rides, and entertainment. The catch? Attendees can learn about these promotions only by accessing the interactive schedule. The “fair finds” will be posted a few days before the fair, so attendees can share their personal schedule with friends. The schedule can also be easily accessed with a mobile phone or tablet.

“We are excited to launch an interactive schedule for the first time this year,” said Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe, CEO of the State Fair of West Virginia. “Our mission is to produce a quality fair committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. This interactive schedule will allow us to reach more people in an engaging and fun way.”

The State Fair of West Virginia worked closely on this initiative with Etix, a leading online and box office ticketing solution. The interactive schedule initiative is being coordinated by Etix Connect, Etix’s digital marketing team.

The 88th annual State Fair of West Virginia will take place on August 10-18, 2012.

About the State Fair of West Virginia

The 2012 State Fair is themed “Memories that grow…year after year” and is scheduled for August 10-18, 2012. The State Fair of West Virginia has a $13.8 million annual economic impact on the state of West Virginia and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com or follow the fair on Facebook or Twitter.

About ETix

Founded in 2000, Etix is an international Web-based ticketing service provider for the entertainment, travel, and sports industries, processing over 50 million tickets per year in 40 countries. As the largest independent ticketing company in North America, Etix provides flexible and secure online and box office ticketing solutions, integrated digital marketing services, and robust e-commerce fulfillment to over 4,100 venues, theaters, arenas, festivals, fairs, performing arts centers, and multi-use facilities. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, ETix has offices in Austria, China, Germany, Holland, and Japan, as well as Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit www.etix.com.

For more information, contact:

Etix: Joe Kustelski

joe@etix.com

615.772.6196

State Fair of WV: Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe

mpjolliffe@statefairofwv.com

304.645.1090