The “West Virginia Fried Food Capital”. We have everything you can imagine, battered and tossed in the deep fryer. A handful of our vendors have been about since the 1950’s – Ben Ellen donuts started in a tent in 1952. Their cinnamon-sugar cider donuts pair perfectly with a Grandstand concert or your morning cup of coffee. Trudy’s Dairy World ice cream is homemade by the Hlay family and has been since the 1950’s.
2. CARNIVAL RIDES
Reithoffer Shows has partnered with the State Fair of WV for decades! Enjoy family focused fun with kiddie rides for our mini fair goers. Teens can have their fill of thrill with rides like Tornado, Zipper and Ring of Fire.
Our Grandstand Concerts are a guaranteed good time! The GREATS have graced our stage including Johnny Cash, John Denver and Dolly Parton. Today’s GREATS continue to perform LIVE every night. Each concert starts right before sunset at around 7:30 or 8:00pm. Buy your tickets here.
4. FREE FUN & ENTERTAINMENT
Our fairgrounds are covered in free entertainment for all ages. You can find shade and a free seat under the Sprint Center Stage with shows throughout the day. All free with paid gate admission.
5. LIVESTOCK SHOWS
Each day our Livestock barns are full of pigs, sheep, cattle, horses and rabbits! Each animal will compete to win the blue ribbon in the Tractor Supply Small Stock Arena or the Large Stock Arena.
6. DAIRY BIRTHING CENTER
Farm Credit Dairy Birthing Center brings 20 pregnant cows each fair. Your chances of catching a live birth are great! Listen to our PA announcer and he will keep the fairgrounds updated. The new calves will be available for pictures and petting being just days old!
7. NEW FAIR FOOD CONTEST
At our 96th fair, we will have our 3rd Annual New Fair Food Contest. Vendors will compete for the title of “Best New Fair Food.” Try them all and give your vote in our office or online! The winner will be announced Saturday, August 21st!
8. HERITAGE CORNER
Farm to Food Pavilion – Teach your children the basics of agriculture in a fun way! Find shade and unique activities for children Preschool – fifth grade. to teach and promote agriculture. Our 96th fair will feature iPads and technology to enhance the educational experience.
Corn Maze – We will have a mini corn maze for our mini fair goers to try! Get lost in the magic of the garden and truly get lost in our corn maze!
9. HORSE FUN
Harness Racing – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday night we will have Harness Racing at 5:30pm followed by FREE Grandstand concerts. Thursday at 1:00pm we will have our final race. Bet on the fastest horse and enjoy your meal in the shade of the Grandstand.
Draft Horse Pull – Our one of a kind Draft Horse Pull will be on Friday, August 20th at 9am. Teams of horses will pull a minimum of 3,000lbs. Watch true horse power and enjoy your favorite fair breakfast.
10. MAKE MEMORIES
Enjoy logging off and putting the phone down. Cherish time with your family that is distraction, text and Wi-Fi FREE! Trust us – the memories made are priceless!