A virtual “County Fair” experience to bring together West Virginia’s talent, businesses, and families.
About this Event
2020 has been rough! Since the WV State Fair was cancelled, this virtual fair has been organized as a way for West Virginians to come together, enjoy good music and family fun, and support our local small businesses.
This fair promises to be unlike any event you’ve attended this year. Your children will be entertained, educated, and delighted! Your whole family will have a chance to explore West Virginia’s diverse community of artisan crafters and farmers while listening to good music and competing for prizes!
Pro tip: Check out our Facebook page for recipes to make your favorite fair foods. Make them with your kids and enjoy them during the fair!
Dates and Times
Friday, September 11 from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Sunday, September 13 from 9:00 am-9:00 pm
This fair will feature:
5 Musical Performers: John Hesson (Gospel Singer), Jeffrey Wayne (Country Western), Right TurnClyde (Acoustic Rock), Aristotle Jones (Appalachian Soul), and Heavy Hitters (Funk/Jazz)
Special Guest Lauren Rose: Miss West VIrginia’s Outstanding Teen 2019
Lauren brings her passion for combating hunger in our state. Her goal is to educate others on the scope of the issue, increase awareness of service opportunities, and encourage community participation to fight hunger in WV together.
8 Artisan Demos: Farm tours, brewery tour, needlecraft, soap making, glass blowing, crafting, and pottery.
30+ Local Vendors: These are all talented WV artisans with small, local businesses who have been struggling during the pandemic. Vendors will be available for live demonstrations and questions at certain times during the fair. Show your support and discover some amazing local products. You just might find your new favorite shop!
4 Contests: Win prizes for strutting your stuff!
- Talent Show – Do you have an interesting, amazing, or silly talent? Performers needed! Contest is judged by other fair attendees – get the most likes to win!
- Quilt Show – Show off your handcrafted quilt.
- Handsome Rooster Show – Who has the most handsome rooster? You can only find out at the virtual state fair!
- Baby Animal Photo Show – Welcoming submissions from 2 divisions – Youth & Adult.
All entries are due by September 7th & winners will be announced during the fair.
3 Animal Presentations: Three Rivers Avian Center, River Cities Therapy and Recreation Center, cat adoption from Aaron’s Hope for Paws
Kids’ activities: Online music class, T-shirt coloring, Children’s story time, and downloadable activity sheets.
2 Children’s story time sessions: presented by WV Children’s Book Authors.
- Liz Somerville, Author of Rocco the Buffalo
- Adeline Boggs, Author of The Wonderfully Wild Ones
1 Virtual Car Show: All fair attendees are eligible to enter their automobiles.
Exhibits, Tours, Contests, and more!
Get 3 Days Packed Full of Entertainment for only $4.99*!
*(Price is per Facebook account)
Friday, September 11
6:00 pm-Singing of National Anthem by Jessica Hammersla, Drum Major for the Pride of West Virginia Mountaineer Marching Band
6:00 pm-Children’s Story Time with Liz Somerville, Author of Rocco the Buffalo
6:05 pm-Gospel Singer John Hesson
7:00 pm-Country Singer Jeffrey Wayne
8:30 pm-Demolition Derby Watch Party
9:00 pm-Virtual Tour of Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co
9:30 pm-Fireworks Watch Party
Saturday, September 12
9:00 am-Crochet Demo with Linda Banker
9:30 am-Three Rivers Avian Center Presentation
10:00 am-12:00 pm Interactive Shopping Experience with the Mountaineer Vendor Group
11:30 am-Online Music Class for Kids with Emilie Lundberg
1:00 pm-3:00 pm Virtual Car Show
2:00 pm-Demo by Three Bears Customs crafting Demo
3:00 pm-3:30 pm-Demo by Country Roads Lavender & Herb Farm
4:00 pm-7:00 pm-Interactive Shopping Experience with the Miner Vendor Group
6:00 pm-Children’s Story Time with Adeline Boggs, Author of The Wonderfully Wild Ones
7:00 pm-Performance by Right TurnClyde (Pittsburgh’s Best Acoustic Rock Trio)
7:00 pm-Ron Hinkle Hand Blown Glass Demo
7:30 pm-Damsel in Defense Demo with Kim Rodeheaver
8:00 pm-Good Horse Scents Soap-making Demo
8:00 pm-Performance by Aristotle Jones (Appalachian Soul)
Sunday, September 13
9:00 am-Riffle Farms, Bison Farm Virtual Farm Tour
9:30 am-Aaron’s Hope for Paws Presentation
10:00 am-10:30 am-Three Rivers Therapeutic Riding Center Presentation
11:00 am-11:30 am-Make Life Special T-shirt Coloring Demo
12:00 pm-2:00 pm-Interactive Shopping Experience with Miner Vendor Group
3:00 pm-3:30 pm-The Potter’s House Pottery Demo
4:00 pm-Virtual Tour of Cedar Run Farm, Maple Syrup Farm
5:00-7:00 pm-Interactive Shopping Experience with Mountaineer Vendor Group
6:00 pm-Talent Show
7:00 pm-Heavy Hitters Performance (Funk)
8:00 pm-Fair Ride Watch Party
How does a virtual fair work?
After purchasing your tickets, request access to the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtual.mountainstate.fair/
The fair will be held inside this group. You can come to the group’s page at any time during the event to find live video of events, enter Facebook rooms with vendors giving demonstrations, and participate in fair activities. You can come and go as you wish – take full advantage of the fair’s many activities or just drop in for your favorites!
Each ticket allows 1 Facebook account to access the group page. If different members of your family would like to participate in different rooms or watch different live events at the same time during the fair, you should purchase another ticket. This will allow you to access the fair with another Facebook account.
Get your tickets now!
For more details, check out https://www.facebook.com/VirtualMountainStateFairPage
The Virtual Mountain State Fair is organized by Meadow Sense LLC to support small local businesses who have been struggling during the pandemic. The Virtual Mountain State Fair is in no way affiliated with the WV State Fair or any WV county.