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
I found out this week that my body is older than m I found out this week that my body is older than my mind. How did I find this out? I went to fair and road the rides. Things that happened to me at 40 that didn’t happen at 30 or 20 or 10... 1) I was dizzy when I got off the ride 2) any ride that pushed you up against the side of the cart hurt 3) I woke up in the middle of the night with a back ache 4) I have bruises. ⁣
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This was a completely normal fair, all the same rides that are usually at the fair. It was NOT a fair full of torture devices even though my body thought that’s what was happening.⁣
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I’ve always said that I feel like a 12 year old in a grown up’s body. I had a friend once say that whenever she’s out with her kids and something happens she looks around the room for the adult and then realizes SHE’s the adult. I can relate, even if I don’t have kids. ⁣
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So even as my body gets older I’ll continue to do the things that make me happy, until they don’t make me happy anymore. This week the fair made me happy! ⁣
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I found out this week that my body is older than my mind. How did I find this out? I went to fair and road the rides. Things that happened to me at 40 that didn’t happen at 30 or 20 or 10… 1) I was dizzy when I got off the ride 2) any ride that pushed you up against the side of the cart hurt 3) I woke up in the middle of the night with a back ache 4) I have bruises. ⁣

This was a completely normal fair, all the same rides that are usually at the fair. It was NOT a fair full of torture devices even though my body thought that’s what was happening.⁣

I’ve always said that I feel like a 12 year old in a grown up’s body. I had a friend once say that whenever she’s out with her kids and something happens she looks around the room for the adult and then realizes SHE’s the adult. I can relate, even if I don’t have kids. ⁣

So even as my body gets older I’ll continue to do the things that make me happy, until they don’t make me happy anymore. This week the fair made me happy! ⁣











#oldperson #oldpeoplearecool #ageingwithgrace #reverseageing #ageingwithstyle #oldpeopleprobs #ageingbackwards ⁣
#statefair #countyfair #fairstrong #fairseason⁣

#centralflorida #florida⁣

#rockledge #spacecoastfl #spacecoast #brevardcountyfl #brevardcounty #brevard #vierafl #melbourne #melbournefl ⁣

#travel #instatravel #travelgram #vacation #instagood #fun #travelgram #nomad⁣

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It’s Sunday and it wont be a fantastic one witho It’s Sunday and it wont be a fantastic one without a Churro! We will be at our Hesperia Location today from 1pm-9pm! This is a tasty treat after a delicious dinner, church service, or a day of just relaxing at home! Come say hi ✌🏻

It’s Sunday and it wont be a fantastic one without a Churro! We will be at our Hesperia Location today from 1pm-9pm! This is a tasty treat after a delicious dinner, church service, or a day of just relaxing at home! Come say hi ✌🏻

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There's no business like showbusiness! 🎡

#TalentAgent #Gauchos #FairSeason #FairStrong #Fair #FamilyEntertainment #LetUsEntertainYou #Entertainment #LiveEvents #WeMakeLiveEvents #CorporateEntertainment #MainStage #Showbusiness #StarAttractions

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Elotes on deck 🙌🏼. We have a variety of topp Elotes on deck 🙌🏼. We have a variety of toppings for the elotes or esquites. See you this afternoon/evening from 1pm-11pm at our Hesperia location! Address in bio 😊

Elotes on deck 🙌🏼. We have a variety of toppings for the elotes or esquites. See you this afternoon/evening from 1pm-11pm at our Hesperia location! Address in bio 😊

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We have thousands of entertainment acts and comple We have thousands of entertainment acts and complete shows in our database, ready to delight and amaze guests at your fair!

#TalentAgent #FamilyEntertainment #FairSeason #Acrobats #FairStrong #CircusEveryday #CircusArts #AerialArts #LetUsEntertainYou #InstaTalent #StarAttractions

We have thousands of entertainment acts and complete shows in our database, ready to delight and amaze guests at your fair!

#TalentAgent #FamilyEntertainment #FairSeason #Acrobats #FairStrong #CircusEveryday #CircusArts #AerialArts #LetUsEntertainYou #InstaTalent #StarAttractions

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It’s Selfie Saturday time!! If you took some se It’s Selfie Saturday time!! 
If you took some selfies while at the fair, you have the chance to win some gate admission tickets for the 2022 fair! 
All you have to do is post your selfies below and share this post and you’ll be entered to win 2 gate admission tickets for 2022. Let’s see the fun that you had while at the SWFL & Lee County Fair!

We are #fairstrong #swflcfair #selfiesaturday #fairfun

It’s Selfie Saturday time!!
If you took some selfies while at the fair, you have the chance to win some gate admission tickets for the 2022 fair!
All you have to do is post your selfies below and share this post and you’ll be entered to win 2 gate admission tickets for 2022. Let’s see the fun that you had while at the SWFL & Lee County Fair!

We are #fairstrong #swflcfair #selfiesaturday #fairfun

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First Up Of Our Double Header Friday.. We Were Bac First Up Of Our Double Header Friday.. We Were Back deltacontrolspl Serving Up Fresh Pasta For Lunch! 

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First Up Of Our Double Header Friday.. We Were Back deltacontrolspl Serving Up Fresh Pasta For Lunch!

#supportlocalbusiness #vancouvereats #YVRfoodie #vancityeats #pasta #vancouverfood #yvrfood #letseat #foodie #fraservalley #foodtruck #foodtrucks #covid19 #vancouverfoodtruck #vancity #vancitybuzz #fairstrong #vancitybuzzfood #wereallinthistogether

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Create Your Own Funnel Cakes are also available. W Create Your Own Funnel Cakes are also available. We have 7 Signature Favorites but you can also Create Your Own with our 20 + different toppings we offer. See you this evening from 4pm-11pm at our Hesperia location! Address in bio 😊 
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📍This customer chose to add Oreos, Whipped cream, M&M’s, Chocolate Sauce & powdered sugar. What are you choosing? 🙃

Create Your Own Funnel Cakes are also available. We have 7 Signature Favorites but you can also Create Your Own with our 20 + different toppings we offer. See you this evening from 4pm-11pm at our Hesperia location! Address in bio 😊
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📍This customer chose to add Oreos, Whipped cream, M&M’s, Chocolate Sauce & powdered sugar. What are you choosing? 🙃

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Scootin' towards the weekend… 🎡

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We are getting excited for some Fair nights at The We are getting excited for some Fair nights at The Great Anderson County Fair. #thegreatandersoncountyfair #fairstrong #fairfun

We are getting excited for some Fair nights at The Great Anderson County Fair. #thegreatandersoncountyfair #fairstrong #fairfun

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VENDORS WANTED! Apply today – click the link in ou VENDORS WANTED! Apply today - click the link in our bio!⁠
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The new concrete floors inside Building 2 are an added bonus this year! If you have been wanting to set up but didn't because of the dirt floors, now is your chance! We would love to have you!⁠
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VENDORS WANTED! Apply today – click the link in our bio!⁠

The new concrete floors inside Building 2 are an added bonus this year! If you have been wanting to set up but didn't because of the dirt floors, now is your chance! We would love to have you!⁠
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#bedfordcountytnfair #shelbyvilletn #ahometowntradition #countyfair #agriculture #tnagriculture #fairstrong #ffa #4h #futurefarmersofamerica

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Just hanging out! 😎👀 #TalentAgent #FairSeas Just hanging out! 😎👀

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Just hanging out! 😎👀

#TalentAgent #FairSeason #FairStrong #Fair #Festival #AerialArts #AerialArtists #CircusArts #FamilyEntertainment #CorporateEntertainment #CircusEveryday #InstaTalent #StarAttractions

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We could not be more excited for the return of sta We could not be more excited for the return of state and county fairs this year! What’s your favorite part of the fair? #fairstrong

We could not be more excited for the return of state and county fairs this year! What’s your favorite part of the fair? #fairstrong

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Tell your friends! Tell your family! Tell your kid Tell your friends! Tell your family! Tell your kids! Tell your neighbors! Tell everyone you know that we’re on Instagram! Follow us at piercecountyfairwi on Instagram.
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Tell your friends! Tell your family! Tell your kids! Tell your neighbors! Tell everyone you know that we’re on Instagram! Follow us at piercecountyfairwi on Instagram.
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Give this post a thumbs up 👍 if you're excited Give this post a thumbs up 👍 if you're excited to hear The Johnny Holm Band at the fair!

Join us on Tuesday, August 17 for reduced price admission starting at 5 p.m. and Johnny Holm on the Alomere Health Main State at 7 p.m. for this FREE event! 

#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

Give this post a thumbs up 👍 if you're excited to hear The Johnny Holm Band at the fair!

Join us on Tuesday, August 17 for reduced price admission starting at 5 p.m. and Johnny Holm on the Alomere Health Main State at 7 p.m. for this FREE event!

#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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