2013 State Fair of West Virginia
It’s that time again…time for the entire state to come together to show off their best in livestock, crafts, art, produce, textiles and unique talent, for all to see and judge! Time for yummy fair food, carnival games, big stuffed animal prizes, thrilling rides and awesome concerts. The State Fair of West Virginia is held annually in Fairlea (Greenbrier County), for ten days. Beginning in 1891 as primarily a livestock event, the annual gathering has grown to include carnival rides, contests, demonstrations, concerts, competitions, games, shopping and dining. This year the fun begins on August 9 and lasts thru August 17th.
If you’ve never been to the State Fair of West Virginia, you will be in for a treat. The fairgrounds are easily accessible from I-64 and everything is well organized, from free parking to a new addition this year of a special Gold parking lot for those folks who wish to attend more than one day. All of the proceeds from the Gold lot go into the scholarship fund. Read more about the new scholarship fund here.
The State Fair of West Virginia At A Glance:
Admission prices this year are $10 for adults (ages 13+) and $8 for children (ages 6-12) but they may be purchased at a reduced price ($8.25 and $7.25, respectfully), thru August 3. Carnival ride tickets and a food discount coupon booklet may also be purchased at a discount, from the box office, prior to August 4th.
They have a great concert lineup this year, including Tate Stevens, Casting Crowns, Josh Turner, The Eli Young Band, Thompson Square and Theory of a Deadman. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $22 to $32 each. Tickets may be purchased in advance, here.
With the 2013 State Fair of West Virginia only days away, be sure to make your travel plans now!
Images from the State Fair of West Virginia website.