Tag archive for ‘State Fair’
By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Jones honored as Top Woman in Agriculture

Four women have been named West Virginia “Women in Agriculture” honorees for 2015, according to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA). They were honored during a ceremony at the State Fair of West More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, August 30th, 2015

CVB denied funding for tourism plan

Dear Editor: What an amazing summer it has been in Greenbrier County. From The Greenbrier Classic to the New Orleans Saints training camp to record crowds at the State Fair of West Virginia, our area has hosted More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Open letter regarding new tax

To the People of Greenbrier County: Lewisburg has so desperately been looking for a time to get their City Council together and get this “Fire Service Fee” passed, it just happened to work out that the State More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 21st, 2015

Entertainment Calendar AUGUST 22 – 30

Ongoing: Art exhibits: “Hither and Yon” by Robin Poteet, Museum Gallery; “Reflections at Lost River Farm” by Chuck Almarez, Old Stone Room; “Images from my World” by Rose Dobbins, Auditorium Gallery; More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 21st, 2015

Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce gearing up for MEGA Business and Silent Auction

Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce gearing up for MEGA Business and Silent Auction he Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce is once again preparing for their biggest event of the year – MEGA Business More...

Lewisburg in Bloom-3254
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 21st, 2015

Fire service fee approved for first due area; event traffic a growing problem

By Peggy Mackenzie After months of public outcry and two motions to table the fire service fee ordinance, the Lewisburg City Council moved to approve the third and final reading for the fee, with not a single citizen More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Public Meetings 08.15.15

Lewisburg City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Lewisburg City Hall, 942 Washington Street West, in the Paul R, Cooley Council Chamber. On the agenda: • Visitors’ Reports (10-minute limit More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Entertainment Calendar Aug. 15-23

Ongoing: Art exhibits: “Hither and Yon” by Robin Poteet, Museum Gallery; “Reflections at Lost River Farm” by Chuck Almarez, Old Stone Room; “Images from my World” by Rose Dobbins, Auditorium Gallery; More...

Gloria Tuckwiller with her quilt called “Family Traditions,” which won the People’s Choice Award at last year’s State Fair Quilt Show. Tuckwiller designed and made the quilt to commemorate the fair’s 90th anniversary. The quilt depicts the shape of the state of West Virginia in the center surrounded by mountains, a Ferris wheel, and fireworks in the background and a 90-year banner in the foreground. This centerpiece was then framed by 18 individually designed squares, each one depicting a different aspect of the fair. Some of the designs, which were made using the paper piecing applique quilting technique, included a race horse, cow, flowers, and tractor. Tuckwiller, 29, has made 10 quilts since she began quilting approximately 10 years ago, including another originally designed quilt depicting the Fat Albert carnival game at the fair that she exhibited a few years ago. Tuckwiller plans to enter the State Fair Quilt Show again this year.
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 7th, 2015

State Fair Quilt Show exhibitors connected by art of quilting

State Fair Quilt Show exhibitors connected by art of quilting The State Fair Quilt Show will once again be on parade in the West Virginia Exhibit Building during the 10-day exposition, Aug. 14-23. Quilters from More...

State Fair Photography Show - A Fair Favorite
The State Fair Photography Show, a crowd favorite, attracts several hundred exhibitors from throughout the region and beyond who compete for top awards. The show features a variety of black and white and color categories of all kinds of subjects of human interest, and it is a must see event for anyone who has a passion for taking photos or enjoys looking at photos. Pictured is Amelia Tuckwiller, who won a Best of Show Award at the 2014 State Fair Photography Show for her photo of the draft horse pull in front of the Grandstand with the Ferris wheel in the background. Tuckwiller, a long time exhibitor, has also earned top awards at the fair for her scrapbooks, including her State Fair scrapbooks that she has made and exhibited throughout the years. In addition to her large collection of fair photographs that she has taken over the years, she also has archived video footage that documents the fair’s history. Be sure to see the Photography Show which is showcased in the West Virginia building.
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 7th, 2015

State Fair Photography Show – A Fair Favorite

  State Fair Photography Show – A Fair FavoriteThe State Fair Photography Show, a crowd favorite, attracts several hundred exhibitors from throughout the region and beyond who compete for top awards. More...