The 92nd anniversary of the State Fair of West Virginia is set to kick off on Aug. 12-21, and fair officials are looking for West Virginia’s best pie baker.
To nominate a neighbor, friend or family member simply visit www.statefairofwv.com and complete the pie bake off ballot under the competitions section. The person receiving the most votes for a particular county will be invited to participate in the contest at the State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. All nominations must be received by the Fair office no later than June 6. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st Place – $150 and the limited edition Fiesta Ware/State Fair of West Virginia pie dish, 2nd Place – $100 and 3rd place $50.
2015 Winners were: 1st place – Christa Meadows, Raleigh County; 2nd place – Joann Estep, McDowell County; 3rd place – Shelly Gattlieb, Kanawha County. 2015 winners are not permitted to enter.
The 2016 State Fair themed “Capture Your Memories,” is a 10-day Fair scheduled Aug. 12-21. The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.