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
Your 2021 Festival of Dreams Queen- Madison Gill ✨
#wvaff #WVAFFStrong

Your 2021 Festival of Dreams Queen- Madison Gill ✨
#wvaff #WVAFFStrong

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The Sports Car Club of America, Fresno Chapter is The Sports Car Club of America, Fresno Chapter is hosting another action-packed weekend of autocross racing at the Fresno Fairgrounds Sat, 6/19 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your family out to the Carnival Lot on the north end of the Fairgrounds and cheer racers to the finish line or even race your own car! This event is FREE to spectate! More details can be found on sccafresno IG page.
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The Sports Car Club of America, Fresno Chapter is hosting another action-packed weekend of autocross racing at the Fresno Fairgrounds Sat, 6/19 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your family out to the Carnival Lot on the north end of the Fairgrounds and cheer racers to the finish line or even race your own car! This event is FREE to spectate! More details can be found on sccafresno IG page.
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#2021BFF #BigFresnoFair #FresnoFair #FresnoFairgrounds #BigTimesAreBack #FairStrong #SaveOurFairs #FresnoAutoCross #AutoCross #SportsCarClubofAmerica #FresnoEvents #559Events #VenueRentals #fresnovenuerentals

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As we are inching closer to fair week, it is time As we are inching closer to fair week, it is time to show your support for the Bedford County Fair!⁠
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Please send us a message or comment below if you would like to purchase!⁠
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#bedfordcountytnfair #shelbyvilletn #ahometowntradition #countyfair #agriculture #tnagriculture #fairstrong #ffa #4h #futurefarmersofamerica ⁠

As we are inching closer to fair week, it is time to show your support for the Bedford County Fair!⁠

This year we have yard signs for sale for $10 each.⁠

Please send us a message or comment below if you would like to purchase!⁠
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#bedfordcountytnfair #shelbyvilletn #ahometowntradition #countyfair #agriculture #tnagriculture #fairstrong #ffa #4h #futurefarmersofamerica ⁠

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Your 2021 Coal Festival Royalty Queen-Jocie Lester Your 2021 Coal Festival Royalty Queen-Jocie Lester and Teen- Malissa Anjelae 
#wvaff #wvaffstrong #coalfestival

Your 2021 Coal Festival Royalty Queen-Jocie Lester and Teen- Malissa Anjelae
#wvaff #wvaffstrong #coalfestival

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Our fair book is officially live on our website! F Our fair book is officially live on our website! Follow the link in our bio to check it out!⁠
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FYI - Physical copies will be going out soon!⁠
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#bedfordcountytnfair #shelbyvilletn #ahometowntradition #countyfair #agriculture #tnagriculture #fairstrong #ffa #4h #futurefarmersofamerica

Our fair book is officially live on our website! Follow the link in our bio to check it out!⁠

FYI – Physical copies will be going out soon!⁠
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#bedfordcountytnfair #shelbyvilletn #ahometowntradition #countyfair #agriculture #tnagriculture #fairstrong #ffa #4h #futurefarmersofamerica

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Our beautiful Queen doing Queen things at the Putn Our beautiful Queen doing Queen things at the Putnam County Fair Pageant today! 🤍
#movmcf #morethanacrown #wvaff #wvaffstrong #pageantplanet

Our beautiful Queen doing Queen things at the Putnam County Fair Pageant today! 🤍
#movmcf #morethanacrown #wvaff #wvaffstrong #pageantplanet

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We’re Ready For Ya @ Earl Marriott Secondary! Co We’re Ready For Ya @ Earl Marriott Secondary! Come Say Hi! 

#foodies #burgers #fries #poutine #supportlocalbusiness #vancouvereats #YVRfoodie #vancityeats #vancouverfood #yvrfood #festival #letseat #fraservalley #foodtruck #foodtrucks #vancouverfoodtruck #vancity #vancitybuzz #fairstrong #vancitybuzzfood #covid19 #wereallinthistogether ems_stgovt surrey.eats

We’re Ready For Ya @ Earl Marriott Secondary! Come Say Hi!

#foodies #burgers #fries #poutine #supportlocalbusiness #vancouvereats #YVRfoodie #vancityeats #vancouverfood #yvrfood #festival #letseat #fraservalley #foodtruck #foodtrucks #vancouverfoodtruck #vancity #vancitybuzz #fairstrong #vancitybuzzfood #covid19 #wereallinthistogether ems_stgovt surrey.eats

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Your 2021 Cherry River Festival Queen Stacy Bess, Your  2021 Cherry River Festival Queen Stacy Bess, Teen Jasmine Jantuah! 
#WVAFFStrong #wvaff

Your 2021 Cherry River Festival Queen Stacy Bess, Teen Jasmine Jantuah!
#WVAFFStrong #wvaff

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A beautiful group of WVAFF queens ladies tonight! A beautiful group of WVAFF queens  ladies tonight! ✨
#wvaff #wvaffstrong

A beautiful group of WVAFF queens ladies tonight! ✨
#wvaff #wvaffstrong

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🎢 What's your favorite carnival ride? 🎡 Let 🎢 What's your favorite carnival ride? 🎡 
Let us know in the comments 👇

Get $10 off all-day Carnival Passes when you purchase online by June 23, 2021. Visit placercountyfair.org/copy-of-tickets.

#placercofair #carnivalrides #rollercoaster🎢  #ferriswheel🎡 #flyingbobs #rosevilleca #rocklinca #lincolnca #auburnca  #placercounty #countyfair #sacramento #ilovethefair #fairstrong #fairrides

🎢 What's your favorite carnival ride? 🎡
Let us know in the comments 👇

Get $10 off all-day Carnival Passes when you purchase online by June 23, 2021. Visit placercountyfair.org/copy-of-tickets.

#placercofair #carnivalrides #rollercoaster🎢 #ferriswheel🎡 #flyingbobs #rosevilleca #rocklinca #lincolnca #auburnca #placercounty #countyfair #sacramento #ilovethefair #fairstrong #fairrides

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Your 2021 Jackson County Jr Fair Royalty… Queen: Your 2021 Jackson County Jr Fair Royalty…
Queen: Ashlyn Donohew
Teen: Nola Riley
#wvaff #wvaffstrong

Your 2021 Jackson County Jr Fair Royalty…
Queen: Ashlyn Donohew
Teen: Nola Riley
#wvaff #wvaffstrong

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Hot off the press! Join us as we celebrate Missou Hot off the press!  Join us as we celebrate Missouri's 200th birthday in 2021 with our Bicentennial Celebration shirt.  Get yours today at www/mostatefairfoundation.net/apparel  #fairfun, #MoBicentennial , #FairStrong

Hot off the press! Join us as we celebrate Missouri's 200th birthday in 2021 with our Bicentennial Celebration shirt. Get yours today at www/mostatefairfoundation.net/apparel #fairfun, #MoBicentennial , #FairStrong

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Your 2021 WV Interstate Fair royalty, Sophia Wigal Your 2021 WV Interstate Fair royalty, Sophia Wigal- Teen, Kendyll Marshall- Queen! 
#wvaff #wvaffstrong

Your 2021 WV Interstate Fair royalty, Sophia Wigal- Teen, Kendyll Marshall- Queen!
#wvaff #wvaffstrong

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Can't wait for Saturady views like this. See you t Can't wait for Saturady views like this. See you this fall September 23 - October 3 jimrmillerpark in Marietta. #openforfun #northgeorgiastatefair #fairstrong

Can't wait for Saturady views like this. See you this fall September 23 – October 3 jimrmillerpark in Marietta. #openforfun #northgeorgiastatefair #fairstrong

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~Available NOW~ Tickets to the 116th El Paso Coun ~Available NOW~

Tickets to the 116th El Paso County Fair and Events Center  are on sale NOW.  Visit the link below to get your tickets.  Carnival wrist bands are at a reduced price now through July 8th.  See you at the El Paso County Fair July 10th - 17th, it's TIME TO CELEBRATE! 

https://www.elpasocountyfair.com/p/tickets

#TimeToCelebrate #EPCFAIR #FairStrong El Paso County, Colorado Wagner's Carnival, LLC El Paso County Raceway, Calhan, Colorado.  BST Promotions. TZ Ranch Bucking Bulls El Paso County Fair Demolition Derby  Wagner's Carnival, LLC

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Tickets to the 116th El Paso County Fair and Events Center are on sale NOW. Visit the link below to get your tickets. Carnival wrist bands are at a reduced price now through July 8th. See you at the El Paso County Fair July 10th – 17th, it's TIME TO CELEBRATE!

https://www.elpasocountyfair.com/p/tickets

#TimeToCelebrate #EPCFAIR #FairStrong El Paso County, Colorado Wagner's Carnival, LLC El Paso County Raceway, Calhan, Colorado. BST Promotions. TZ Ranch Bucking Bulls El Paso County Fair Demolition Derby Wagner's Carnival, LLC

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