State Fair Of WV Starts Thursday

The 95th Annual State Fair of West Virginia is set to begin on Thursday, August 8, with gates opening at 9 am and carnival rides at 11 am! The 10-day event will bring thousands of people together for top-name musical acts, free entertainment, livestock shows, carnival rides from Reithoffer (Wreat-hof-fer) Shows and one-of-a-kind fair food!

The theme of this years fair is ‘Summer’s Greatest Adventure’ and the fair hopes everyone is able to make it out to help celebrate 95 years of traditions, as well as some new adventures for fair-goers including the second annual ‘Best of Fair Food’ contest! The contest will feature nine new items submitted by food vendors that fair-goers will get to taste and then vote on. Winners will be announced at the end of the fair week.

Gate specials throughout the week include First Energy’s Magic Monday (8/12), Senior Citizen’s Day (8/13), the Early Bird Special featuring $1 admission from 9 am – 12 Noon (8/14) and Military Discount Day (8/15). Children ages 12 and under will once again get in free all day, every day.