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State Fair returns to Greenbrier County

The 92nd Annual State Fair of West Virginia began on Friday, Aug. 12 in Lewisburg. The 10-day event features top-name musical acts, plenty of free entertainment, livestock shows, carnival rides from Reithoffer’s Shows and one-of-a-kind fair food!
“We are excited to open the gates this Friday,” State Fair CEO Kelly Collins stated last week. “This year we have several new things going on, including free admission to all kids 5th grade and under. We’ve also added a new mobile app that will allow fairgoers to purchase and scan tickets directly from their phones!”
The 2016 Concert Series opened at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, with Jake Owen with special guest Old Dominion. Alabama will take the stage on Saturday, Aug. 13, for what is looking like will be their second sold out show in a row at the State Fair of West Virginia. Other concerts include For King & County, Kane Brown, Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe with special guests Great White and Kix, Travis Tritt and Charlie Daniels, and the Buckin’ B Bull Ride with Tracy Lawrence.
The week is also filled with free entertainment for all ages including Kachunga and the Alligator Show, The Granpa Cratchet Show, Sea Splash, Catherine Hickland the Comedic Hypnotist and Rhinestone Roper.
Tickets are available for all concerts with details found at www.statefairofwv.com or by phoning 1-800-514-ETIX (3849).

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Collins
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Collins