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
We're taking time this year to have a look back at We're taking time this year to have a look back at our history. Each #throwbackthursday we are telling the story of one of the past presidents of the IPE, as a way to celebrate our 121 years. Our past presidents series is proudly presented by valleyfirst.

⬇️ This week: T. Wadsworth 1939 – 1940 ⬇️

Tommy Wadsworth from Kelowna was the secretary of the Kelowna Fair Association before he became involved in the IPE. Mr. Wadsworth was an avid light horseman. He was a driving force behind the Okanagan Mission Riding Club. He was also involved in the Vernon Drag Hound Club as the representative from Kelowna. Not only was Mr. Wadsworth an active member in these clubs, but he was also an able judge of horsemanship and jumping for the Okanagan Mission Club.  Aside from light horses, Mr. Wadsworth made his living in the fruit industry.

#bcfairs #fairsharecanada #fairstrong #armstrongipe #armstrongbc #armstrongfair

We're taking time this year to have a look back at our history. Each #throwbackthursday we are telling the story of one of the past presidents of the IPE, as a way to celebrate our 121 years. Our past presidents series is proudly presented by valleyfirst.

⬇️ This week: T. Wadsworth 1939 – 1940 ⬇️

Tommy Wadsworth from Kelowna was the secretary of the Kelowna Fair Association before he became involved in the IPE. Mr. Wadsworth was an avid light horseman. He was a driving force behind the Okanagan Mission Riding Club. He was also involved in the Vernon Drag Hound Club as the representative from Kelowna. Not only was Mr. Wadsworth an active member in these clubs, but he was also an able judge of horsemanship and jumping for the Okanagan Mission Club. Aside from light horses, Mr. Wadsworth made his living in the fruit industry.

#bcfairs #fairsharecanada #fairstrong #armstrongipe #armstrongbc #armstrongfair

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Stay tuned to our page for an exciting annoucement Stay tuned to our page for an exciting annoucement tomorrow about an upcoming event in the fall!!⠀
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#altamontfair #countyfair #fairstrong #altamontny #albanycountyny #albanyNY #schenectadyNY #halloweeniscoming #halloweenfun #halloween

Stay tuned to our page for an exciting annoucement tomorrow about an upcoming event in the fall!!⠀

#altamontfair #countyfair #fairstrong #altamontny #albanycountyny #albanyNY #schenectadyNY #halloweeniscoming #halloweenfun #halloween

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We Had The Great Honour of Giving Back To Such an We Had The Great Honour of Giving Back To Such an Incredible Foundation Today! Thank You to savi_guy tinlizzyconcessions & brin_ohare For The Amazing Opportunity! royalcolumbian #vancouverfoodtruck #foodtruck #covid19 #fairstrong #vancitybuzz #wereinthistogether #covid_19 #royalcolumbianhospitalfoundation #royalcolumbianhospital

We Had The Great Honour of Giving Back To Such an Incredible Foundation Today! Thank You to savi_guy tinlizzyconcessions & brin_ohare For The Amazing Opportunity! royalcolumbian #vancouverfoodtruck #foodtruck #covid19 #fairstrong #vancitybuzz #wereinthistogether #covid_19 #royalcolumbianhospitalfoundation #royalcolumbianhospital

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2020 Allen County Fair… August 21-29 #FairStrong

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Patio is open and beer and coolers will be served Patio is open and beer and coolers will be served at 5pm! 
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Patio is open and beer and coolers will be served at 5pm!
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This weekend is THE weekend to visit the fest. All This weekend is THE weekend to visit the fest. All your fair favorites will be here: Fried Dough, Bloomn' Onion, Ribbon Chips, cotton candy, wine slushies and so much more!!⠀
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Don't miss it because this is the last weekend for several vendors to attend this event!!⠀
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#altamontfair #countyfair #fairstrong #altamontny #albanycountyny #fairfoodfest #fairfood #albanyNY #schenectadyNY #frieddough #YUM

This weekend is THE weekend to visit the fest. All your fair favorites will be here: Fried Dough, Bloomn' Onion, Ribbon Chips, cotton candy, wine slushies and so much more!!⠀

Don't miss it because this is the last weekend for several vendors to attend this event!!⠀

#altamontfair #countyfair #fairstrong #altamontny #albanycountyny #fairfoodfest #fairfood #albanyNY #schenectadyNY #frieddough #YUM

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Keep an eye on the mailbox for fair Entry tags! #d Keep an eye on the mailbox for fair Entry tags! #dunncountyfairwi #FairStrong

Keep an eye on the mailbox for fair Entry tags! #dunncountyfairwi #FairStrong

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📣GET YOUR BEER at our Outdoor Patio! Fair Food 📣GET YOUR BEER at our Outdoor Patio! Fair Food & Beer and Cold Refreshments!
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Synergy Credit Union Lloydminster & District Co-op 

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📣GET YOUR BEER at our Outdoor Patio! Fair Food & Beer and Cold Refreshments!
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Synergy Credit Union Lloydminster & District Co-op

#yourlloydexh #Lloydminster #bordercity #discoverlloydminster #tourismstrong #fairsharecanada #fairstrong #back2basics

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Keep up the happy… share your smile!
#ChooseHappiness #FairStrong

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The Breakfast Club for pancake breakfast this morn The Breakfast Club for pancake breakfast this morning 😋 thanks to the volunteers! 

#fairsharecanada #fairstrong #yourlloydexh

The Breakfast Club for pancake breakfast this morning 😋 thanks to the volunteers!

#fairsharecanada #fairstrong #yourlloydexh

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Today during Virtual Fair week we are traveling to Today during Virtual Fair week we are traveling to Disney! - let's take a ride! 

 #yourlloydexh #Lloydminster #bordercity #Canadianag #Prairielife #discoverlloydminster #Alberta #Saskatchewan #tourismstrong #fairsharecanada #fairstrong #back2basics

Today during Virtual Fair week we are traveling to Disney! – let's take a ride!

#yourlloydexh #Lloydminster #bordercity #Canadianag #Prairielife #discoverlloydminster #Alberta #Saskatchewan #tourismstrong #fairsharecanada #fairstrong #back2basics

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We will miss seeing you in person this year, but w We will miss seeing you in person this year, but we are excited about the 2020 Virtual #WilcoFair! Join us online at www.williamsoncountyfair.org and on social media for 9 Days of Virtual Fair Fun, August 7-15, with daily contests, educational videos, live streamed 4-H shows, and more!🐄 Don't forget Youth Entries are being accepted online through July 30! Winners will be announced during the virtual Fair. #FairStrong

We will miss seeing you in person this year, but we are excited about the 2020 Virtual #WilcoFair! Join us online at http://www.williamsoncountyfair.org and on social media for 9 Days of Virtual Fair Fun, August 7-15, with daily contests, educational videos, live streamed 4-H shows, and more!🐄 Don't forget Youth Entries are being accepted online through July 30! Winners will be announced during the virtual Fair. #FairStrong

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Ribbon Chips — THIS WEEKEND ONLY!⠀ ⠀ Tony's C Ribbon Chips -- THIS WEEKEND ONLY!⠀
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Tony's Concesions LLC will have ribbon chips with all the toppings this weekend. But you better move fast because Tony's is only with the fest for one weekend!⠀
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Come prepared because Tony's only accepts Cash.⠀
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Ribbon Chips with Toppings $10⠀
Blooming Onion with Ranch $10⠀
Fried Mushrooms w/ sauce $8⠀
Deep-Fried Pickles with Ranch $8⠀
Chicken Tenders with Fries $10⠀
Corn Dogs $4⠀
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade/Strawberry $6⠀
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#altamontfair #countyfair #fairstrong #altamontny #albanycountyny #fairfoodfest #fairfood #albanyNY #schenectadyNY #ribbonchips #YUM

Ribbon Chips — THIS WEEKEND ONLY!⠀

Tony's Concesions LLC will have ribbon chips with all the toppings this weekend. But you better move fast because Tony's is only with the fest for one weekend!⠀

Come prepared because Tony's only accepts Cash.⠀

Ribbon Chips with Toppings $10⠀
Blooming Onion with Ranch $10⠀
Fried Mushrooms w/ sauce $8⠀
Deep-Fried Pickles with Ranch $8⠀
Chicken Tenders with Fries $10⠀
Corn Dogs $4⠀
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade/Strawberry $6⠀

#altamontfair #countyfair #fairstrong #altamontny #albanycountyny #fairfoodfest #fairfood #albanyNY #schenectadyNY #ribbonchips #YUM

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Pancakes are HOT! Sausages are delicious 😋 Come Pancakes are HOT! Sausages are delicious 😋 Come on down!!
5521-49th Ave 
$3.00
#fairsharecanada #fairstrong #yourlloydexh

Pancakes are HOT! Sausages are delicious 😋 Come on down!!
5521-49th Ave
$3.00
#fairsharecanada #fairstrong #yourlloydexh

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The #GreatFrederickFair has been cancelled due to The #GreatFrederickFair has been cancelled due to COVID19 🙁 
We will miss you this fall, but look forward to an even greater - Great Frederick Fair - in 2021, September 17-25 
For all the details, visit www.gffair.com/covid 🙁 #FairStrong

The #GreatFrederickFair has been cancelled due to COVID19 🙁
We will miss you this fall, but look forward to an even greater – Great Frederick Fair – in 2021, September 17-25
For all the details, visit http://www.gffair.com/covid 🙁 #FairStrong

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Join Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Join us for Drive in Fireworks on Saturday July 11 at the Lloyd Exhibition Grounds. We are very proud to co-sponsor this spectacular event with synergy_cu and lloydexh.
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#yllcoop #lloydexh #synergycreditunion #driveinfireworks #fairstrong #discoverlloydminster #yll #lloydminster

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Join us for Drive in Fireworks on Saturday July 11 at the Lloyd Exhibition Grounds. We are very proud to co-sponsor this spectacular event with synergy_cu and lloydexh.
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#yllcoop #lloydexh #synergycreditunion #driveinfireworks #fairstrong #discoverlloydminster #yll #lloydminster

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Our next event is 7/17-7/19 at the pasorobleseventcenter hosted by the californiamidstatefair
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On 7/17, 7/18, and 7/19 they are hosting “Fair Food Fix” a FREE event where you can drive up to any of the other amazing vendors, and order some delicious fair goodies to enjoy at home. On Saturday 7/18 & Sunday 7/19, they are hosting “Wheels N Reels” (after Fair Food FIx) A SMALL FEE WILL CHARGED, where you can park your car, enjoy a movie with your family, and grab a delicious fair goodie.
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We will be complying with all current covid-19 regulations. All orders will be made to go. During the movie night, please return to your car to enjoy! There will be other amazing vendors present as well!
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COVID can’t rain on this parade, heck, not even COVID can’t rain on this parade, heck, not even  the rain is dampening the spirits down at the lloydexh for their drive-thru parade! On till 8 with fair food a plenty!! #yll #fairstrong #parade

COVID can’t rain on this parade, heck, not even the rain is dampening the spirits down at the lloydexh for their drive-thru parade! On till 8 with fair food a plenty!! #yll #fairstrong #parade

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