WVAFF Coronavirus Statement

A Statement Regarding Coronavirus

In regard to the Coronavirus, the West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals is monitoring the constantly changing mandates being issued by state and federal agencies, and recommendations from the CDC, and we urge every Member Event and Associate Member of our Association to do the same.  In fact, add your local government agencies to the list. 

It is a time to make wise decisions and create contingency plans for each element of the event that you are producing.  We realize that pageants are scheduled almost on a weekly basis this time of the year.  Meetings are scheduled to keep up with the planning of annual events.  Actual fairs and festivals are scheduled to take place in the very near future. 

Here are just a few examples of measures recently taken to alleviate the spread of the Coronavirus:

  • Disney World officially closed its doors.
  • Major hotels on the Las Vegas Strip are closing.
  • The Supreme Court, for first time since 1918, postpones oral arguments.

One thing that we have decided to do, as an Association, is to curtail any appearances by our WV Association of Fairs & Festivals Queen throughout the remainder of March, with this time period most likely to be extended. We will monitor this on a week by week basis.

If you make the decision to cancel or postpone an event, email the announcement to us at wvafftech@gmail.com and secretary@wvfairsandfestivals.org and we will share it on this dedicated page.

We respect the fact that each member event is operated independently and that decisions regarding your individual events are made on the local level by a Board of Directors or Managing Committee. We simply recommend that you consider the health and well-being of all those involved when deciding whether to hold a scheduled event during these times. Of course, always follow the mandates of our governmental bodies and the recommendations of the CDC and of our health officials.

It is far too early to discuss any changes that may be made to our 2021 Convention, but we will be discussing this at our next Board of Directors meeting and keep you informed of any development regarding those plans.

We wish the very best to you and your families during these trying times!

Sincerely,
The WV Association of Fairs & Festivals Board of Directors

Any changes to Events that we receive will be listed below:

  • WV Strawberry Festival
  • Has postponed the Queens Pageants this weekend (March 21 & 22)
  • Executive Board has voted to to postpone all activities and events related to the 79th WV Strawberry Festival to May 2021
  • Clendenin Homecoming Festival Pageant
  • Pageant events (Queen & children) have been postponed until late May
  • Official dates pending venue
  • Putnam County Fair Queen Pageants
  • Postponed to June 14th
  • WV Sweetheart Festival
  • Original Date: April 4, 2020 Re-scheduled Date: May 9, 2020
  • Marmet Festival Days Pageant
  • Original Date: April 3-4, 2020 Re-scheduled Date: TBA
  • Webster County Woodchopping Festival
  • Suspended for 2020
  • Elimination Dinner – postponed – possibility of re-scheduling
  • Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival Pageant
  • Re-scheduled to May 3rd, 2020
  • Summersville Lighthouse Festival
  • Summersville Lighthouse Festival scheduled for June 20, 2020 has been canceled
  • Summersville Lighthouse Festival Pageant for 2020 has been postponed until further notice

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We have plenty of space still available! If you are (or know) a food or commercial vendor, we want to hear from you.

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This Is Where We’ll Be This Saturday May 8th! Co This Is Where We’ll Be This Saturday May 8th! Come Say Hi & Help Support The Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation! 

#braidstrEAT #braidstreatfoodtrucks #foodies #burgers #fries #supportlocalbusiness #vancouvereats #YVRfoodie #vancityeats #vancouverfood #yvrfood #festival #letseat #fraservalley #WestCoastPopUps royalcolumbian brin_ohare #braidskytrain #foodtruck #foodtrucks #vancouverfoodtruck #newwestminster #vancity #vancitybuzz #fairstrong #vancitybuzzfood #covid19 #wereallinthistogether #braidstreat #royalcolumbianhosptial #royalcolumbianhospitalfoundation

This Is Where We’ll Be This Saturday May 8th! Come Say Hi & Help Support The Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation!

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My name is Laney Garland from Odessa, and I was so My name is Laney Garland from Odessa, and I was so excited when I found out that I was chosen for a 1st-Time Exhibitor Grant this. This is my pig Bubbles I’m so glad I get to show her!  I get to show two pigs, their names are Bubbles and Shoot. I enjoy brushing them and playing with them.  I also love to hug on them and and sit in their pens. My sister says showing pigs is a big responsibility, but you should still have fun. 

  I love hanging out with Bubbles and Shoot and can't wait to show them, but I wish everyone else good luck too!

Laney's Grant Champion is Kyler Davidson.  #firsttimeexhibitor, #FairStrong

My name is Laney Garland from Odessa, and I was so excited when I found out that I was chosen for a 1st-Time Exhibitor Grant this. This is my pig Bubbles I’m so glad I get to show her! I get to show two pigs, their names are Bubbles and Shoot. I enjoy brushing them and playing with them. I also love to hug on them and and sit in their pens. My sister says showing pigs is a big responsibility, but you should still have fun.

I love hanging out with Bubbles and Shoot and can't wait to show them, but I wish everyone else good luck too!

Laney's Grant Champion is Kyler Davidson. #firsttimeexhibitor, #FairStrong

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Make money before your guests even walk through th Make money before your guests even walk through the gate with our Advance Sale Tickets💰

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Make money before your guests even walk through the gate with our Advance Sale Tickets💰

Create incentives like family packs, group rates, and discounts to encourage early sales. Choose sheet tickets to create an exciting pack of entrance, ride, food, and game tickets. Or, choose ticket books for an easy way to bundle coupons.

Talk with our team to discover the best solution for your advance sale tickets!
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Come see The Johnny Holm Band on the Alomere Healt Come see The Johnny Holm Band on the Alomere Health Main Stage at this year's fair!!

Kickoff the festivities with this high energy group on Tuesday, August 17, starting at 7:00 p.m.

(photo courtesy of Johnny Holm website)

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Come see The Johnny Holm Band on the Alomere Health Main Stage at this year's fair!!

Kickoff the festivities with this high energy group on Tuesday, August 17, starting at 7:00 p.m.

(photo courtesy of Johnny Holm website)

#DouglasCountyFair #TwicetheFunin2021 #countyfair #Minnesota #strongertogethermn #minnesotan #minnesotanice #minnesotalife #MNlife #carnival #4H #summervibes #FFA #carnivalrides #farmlife #douglascountymn #douglascounty #fairgrounds #MN #quoteoftheday #quoteable #fairfood #alexandriaMN #douglascounty #douglascountMN #funnelcake #fairstrong #farmlife #midway

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It's the ABC's of the Racine County Fair!
D = DOG STUNT SHOW
The All Star Dog Stunt Show will be featured daily on the fairgrounds during the fair, and is FREE with paid fair admission. #RacineCountyFair #DogStuntShow #RCFabcs #FairFunin2021 #FairStrong

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Meet your IAFE Education Foundation Board of Trust Meet your IAFE Education Foundation Board of Trustees! This crew dedicates their time to the mission of the Foundation: 

The IAFE Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization organized to establish and support the educational, charitable, or literacy activities in the advancement and improvement of agricultural fairs, expositions and shows.

#FAIRSTRONG #boardoftrustees

Meet your IAFE Education Foundation Board of Trustees! This crew dedicates their time to the mission of the Foundation:

The IAFE Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization organized to establish and support the educational, charitable, or literacy activities in the advancement and improvement of agricultural fairs, expositions and shows.

#FAIRSTRONG #boardoftrustees

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We hope you’re planning on visiting us this year We hope you’re planning on visiting us this year! Admission is just $7 for adults and children ages 0-10 are FREE. You can also purchase a Season Gate Ticket for $25 and join us every day! 

What's your plan... one day or all 5?!

#DouglasCountyFair #TwicetheFunin2021 #countyfair #Minnesota #strongertogethermn #minnesotan #minnesotanice #minnesotalife #MNlife #carnival #4H #summervibes #FFA #carnivalrides #farmlife #douglascounty #fairgrounds #MN #quoteoftheday #quoteable #fairfood #alexandriaMN #funnelcake #fairstrong #farmlife #midway #stockshowlife #statefair

We hope you’re planning on visiting us this year! Admission is just $7 for adults and children ages 0-10 are FREE. You can also purchase a Season Gate Ticket for $25 and join us every day!

What's your plan… one day or all 5?!

#DouglasCountyFair #TwicetheFunin2021 #countyfair #Minnesota #strongertogethermn #minnesotan #minnesotanice #minnesotalife #MNlife #carnival #4H #summervibes #FFA #carnivalrides #farmlife #douglascounty #fairgrounds #MN #quoteoftheday #quoteable #fairfood #alexandriaMN #funnelcake #fairstrong #farmlife #midway #stockshowlife #statefair

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It's almost time for The Great Anderson County Fair. #fairstrong #thegreatandersoncountyfair

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1st-Time Exhibitor Lyla Bolinger of California tel 1st-Time Exhibitor Lyla Bolinger of California tells us:  This year I am showing three pigs. A blue butt named Blue, A Hereford Named Ginger and A York named Ace. I go out and try to spend extra time with my pigs every day after I feed them. So that they get to know me. I pet them and feed them their favorite treat marshmallows. I work hard on earning their trust so that when I go out to walk them they don’t run from me. This way we can spend more time on their walk and how they will look in the show ring. My favorite thing about raising pigs is spending time with my dad and learning things from him. 

Lyla's Grant Champion is Charlot Thornton.  #showpigs , #FairStrong , #firsttimeexhibitor

1st-Time Exhibitor Lyla Bolinger of California tells us: This year I am showing three pigs. A blue butt named Blue, A Hereford Named Ginger and A York named Ace. I go out and try to spend extra time with my pigs every day after I feed them. So that they get to know me. I pet them and feed them their favorite treat marshmallows. I work hard on earning their trust so that when I go out to walk them they don’t run from me. This way we can spend more time on their walk and how they will look in the show ring. My favorite thing about raising pigs is spending time with my dad and learning things from him.

Lyla's Grant Champion is Charlot Thornton. #showpigs , #FairStrong , #firsttimeexhibitor

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We are ready for the Lights and Sounds of the fair We are ready for the Lights and Sounds of the fair. See you next week. #thegreatandersoncountyfair #fairstrong

We are ready for the Lights and Sounds of the fair. See you next week. #thegreatandersoncountyfair #fairstrong

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🌟𝐖𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐫 🌟

We are looking for volunteers to assist with entry day, judging, maintenance work, light office duties, and more.

For more information please contact Gina Wolf at gwolf@dcmnfair.com.

Thank you for helping us make the 2021 fair a great success!

#DouglasCountyFair #TwicetheFunin2021 #countyfair #Minnesota #strongertogethermn #minnesotan #minnesotanice #minnesotalife #MNlife #carnival #4H #summervibes #FFA #carnivalrides #farmlife #douglascountymn #douglascounty #fairgrounds #MN #quoteoftheday #quoteable #fairfood #alexandriaMN #douglascounty #douglascountMN #funnelcake #fairstrong #farmlife #midway

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Fair Photo Friday! This one is from the archives. Fair Photo Friday!  This one is from the archives. 🐷  Everyone should feel this pretty! 🐷
#fairstrong #backinthesaddleagain2021 #evergreenstatefair

Fair Photo Friday! This one is from the archives. 🐷 Everyone should feel this pretty! 🐷
#fairstrong #backinthesaddleagain2021 #evergreenstatefair

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Throwback Thursday! Talent show winners! Do you kn Throwback Thursday! Talent show winners! Do you know what year this was and who these talented people are and their talent? Come share your talent with us at this year’s Fair Talent Show! August 12-15. #ThrowbackThursdayPierceCountyFairWI #fairstrong

Throwback Thursday! Talent show winners! Do you know what year this was and who these talented people are and their talent? Come share your talent with us at this year’s Fair Talent Show! August 12-15. #ThrowbackThursdayPierceCountyFairWI #fairstrong

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Raise your hand ✋ if you plan to attend the Rena Raise your hand ✋ if you plan to attend the Renaissance Festival exhibit on Saturday, August 21 at the Douglas County Fair!

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Raise your hand ✋ if you plan to attend the Renaissance Festival exhibit on Saturday, August 21 at the Douglas County Fair!

#DouglasCountyFair #TwicetheFunin2021 #countyfair #minnesotalife #MNlife #carnival #4H #summervibes #FFA #carnivalrides #farmlife #douglascountymn #douglascounty #fairgrounds #MN #fairfood #alexandriaMN #douglascounty #douglascountMN #summer #livestock #ferriswheel #funnelcake #fairstrong #farmlife #midway #familyfun #fairseason #stockshowlife #statefair

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