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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There are many beauty & wellness packages to bid on during the Fresno County Historical Museum Online Fundraiser! Place your bids NOW on different packages by Dr. Macias such as Botox Injections, Coolsculpting Treatment, Vivace Radio-Frequency Micro-Needling Treatment, Laser Hair Removal or Kybella Treatment. Place your bids NOW until Fri, 10/2 at 11:59 p.m. for your chance to have the winning bid!

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We are getting ready for our last weekend of Taste We are getting ready for our last weekend of Taste of the Fair. Come see us to get your fair food fix. #fairfoodisamust  #tasteofthefair #northgeorgiastatefair #fairstrong 
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We didn’t want to wait until next October so…S We didn’t want to wait until next October so...Surprise!! What better way to kick off October than by celebrating with a Fair Food Announcement! We are proud to announce that we are hosting “Flavors of the Fair!” Beginning October 15-18 and AGAIN November 5-8! During this time you will be able to enjoy some of your Fair Favorites here at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter!! This event is open to the public and everyone is invited! We can’t wait to announce who our food vendors are for this year’s celebration, so stay tuned! Can anyone guess who will be coming?! Start making your plans now, you’re NOT going to want to miss this! #theshowgoeson #flavorsofthefair #gnf2020 #fairstrong #fairfood

We didn’t want to wait until next October so…Surprise!! What better way to kick off October than by celebrating with a Fair Food Announcement! We are proud to announce that we are hosting “Flavors of the Fair!” Beginning October 15-18 and AGAIN November 5-8! During this time you will be able to enjoy some of your Fair Favorites here at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter!! This event is open to the public and everyone is invited! We can’t wait to announce who our food vendors are for this year’s celebration, so stay tuned! Can anyone guess who will be coming?! Start making your plans now, you’re NOT going to want to miss this! #theshowgoeson #flavorsofthefair #gnf2020 #fairstrong #fairfood

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LET'S PLAY a game! You're coming to our "Taste of LET'S PLAY a game! You're coming to our "Taste of the Fair" Food Truck Drive Thru Event October 10th and 11th and you are feeling like a sweet treat.  What item do you choose? #TasteoftheFair #FairStrong #SeeYouattheFair2021

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Good luck to all the livestock competitors of the Good luck to all the livestock competitors of the 2020 Georgia National Livestock Show from odobanproducts. Odoban is a proud supporter of the Georgia National Fair and continues to believe in the mission here at the Fairgrounds! #odoban #gnflivestockshow #fairstrong

Good luck to all the livestock competitors of the 2020 Georgia National Livestock Show from odobanproducts. Odoban is a proud supporter of the Georgia National Fair and continues to believe in the mission here at the Fairgrounds! #odoban #gnflivestockshow #fairstrong

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Want to get your Fair Food Fix AND get through the Want to get your Fair Food Fix AND get through the lines faster? Purchase your Fast Pass available at participating SaveMart and FoodMaxx locations beginning TODAY through Sun, 10/18! Cost is $50 and all sales support the Friends of the Big Fresno Fair, the Fair’s 501 (c)(3) nonprofit Foundation to support the overall Fairgrounds operations. 

Get your stretchy pants ready because our Drive-Thru Eats presented by ToyotaUSA is just around the corner! Drive-Thru Eats begins Fri, 10/9 through Sun, 10/18 and will feature 18 Fair food booths, vendor booths, popular Fair entertainers and music, plus virtual features! Weekday hours are Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. and weekend hours are Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. This event is free to attend!  For more details, visit www.FresnoFair.com/Drive-Thru-Eats.
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Want to get your Fair Food Fix AND get through the lines faster? Purchase your Fast Pass available at participating SaveMart and FoodMaxx locations beginning TODAY through Sun, 10/18! Cost is $50 and all sales support the Friends of the Big Fresno Fair, the Fair’s 501 (c)(3) nonprofit Foundation to support the overall Fairgrounds operations.

Get your stretchy pants ready because our Drive-Thru Eats presented by ToyotaUSA is just around the corner! Drive-Thru Eats begins Fri, 10/9 through Sun, 10/18 and will feature 18 Fair food booths, vendor booths, popular Fair entertainers and music, plus virtual features! Weekday hours are Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. and weekend hours are Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. This event is free to attend! For more details, visit http://www.FresnoFair.com/Drive-Thru-Eats.
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Who will win the Triple Crown during the Preakness Who will win the Triple Crown during the PreaknessStakes? Join us at our Satellite Wagering Facility to watch and wager! Join us on Sat, 10/3 at the Fresno Fairgrounds Starting Gate to join in on the celebration. Gates open at 7:30 a.m.

Here’s what you need to know before heading to The Starting Gate:
•  Price is $5 for entry.
•  Reservations begin Wed, 9/23 and are required; reservations must be made in person and paid for at the time they are made.
•  115 person capacity; 1 guest per table ONLY!
•  If all tables are reserved, you can still place your bets then leave.
•  A food truck will be available on site to offer food and beverage.
•  All patrons must follow health and safety guidelines or risk ejection.

To see our COVID-19 guidelines, visit >> http://bit.ly/HorseRacing20. For daily racing forms and all other horse racing inquiries, please contact Ruben Gastelo at (559) 993-3105 or (559) 916-7964.
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Who will win the Triple Crown during the PreaknessStakes? Join us at our Satellite Wagering Facility to watch and wager! Join us on Sat, 10/3 at the Fresno Fairgrounds Starting Gate to join in on the celebration. Gates open at 7:30 a.m.

Here’s what you need to know before heading to The Starting Gate:
• Price is $5 for entry.
• Reservations begin Wed, 9/23 and are required; reservations must be made in person and paid for at the time they are made.
• 115 person capacity; 1 guest per table ONLY!
• If all tables are reserved, you can still place your bets then leave.
• A food truck will be available on site to offer food and beverage.
• All patrons must follow health and safety guidelines or risk ejection.

To see our COVID-19 guidelines, visit >> http://bit.ly/HorseRacing20. For daily racing forms and all other horse racing inquiries, please contact Ruben Gastelo at (559) 993-3105 or (559) 916-7964.
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Join us in welcoming back horseandguitarguy this Join us in welcoming back horseandguitarguy  this weekend at Taste of the Fair. Scott will be performing live both Friday and Saturday from 4-8 pm. See you this weekend. #fairfoodisamust #fairstrong #livemusic #mustministries #superiorplumbing

Join us in welcoming back horseandguitarguy this weekend at Taste of the Fair. Scott will be performing live both Friday and Saturday from 4-8 pm. See you this weekend. #fairfoodisamust #fairstrong #livemusic #mustministries #superiorplumbing

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Save money while you help save lives! Donate blood Save money while you help save lives! Donate blood at any CenCABloodCenter donor center or mobile drive NOW through Sat, 10/3. Once you donate you will receive a ticket good for $3 off your Fair food purchase at Drive-Thru Eats! Find out where you can donate here >> www.donateblood.org.

Mark your calendars for our Drive-Thru Eats presented by ToyotaUSA, 10/9 – 10/18! Weekday hours are Mon – Thurs, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. and weekend hours are Fri – Sun, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. This event is FREE to attend! To get the scoop, visit our website here >> www.FresnoFair.com/drive-thru-eats.
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Save money while you help save lives! Donate blood at any CenCABloodCenter donor center or mobile drive NOW through Sat, 10/3. Once you donate you will receive a ticket good for $3 off your Fair food purchase at Drive-Thru Eats! Find out where you can donate here >> http://www.donateblood.org.

Mark your calendars for our Drive-Thru Eats presented by ToyotaUSA, 10/9 – 10/18! Weekday hours are Mon – Thurs, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. and weekend hours are Fri – Sun, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. This event is FREE to attend! To get the scoop, visit our website here >> http://www.FresnoFair.com/drive-thru-eats.
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We are thankful for partners like iamgeorgiagrown We are thankful for partners like iamgeorgiagrown who support our farmers during these challenging times. Their passion of bringing farmers and communities together is one of the reasons why we are grateful for their partnership. God Bless our farmers and God Bless the great State of Georgia! #georgiagrown #farmersfirst #fairstrong #gnflivestockshow #thankyou

We are thankful for partners like iamgeorgiagrown who support our farmers during these challenging times. Their passion of bringing farmers and communities together is one of the reasons why we are grateful for their partnership. God Bless our farmers and God Bless the great State of Georgia! #georgiagrown #farmersfirst #fairstrong #gnflivestockshow #thankyou

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Funnel Cakes will be on the menu again this weeken Funnel Cakes will be on the menu again this weekend at Taste of the Fair. Help us help mustministries by bringing 7 non-perishable canned goods and receive a ticket to the 2021 superiorplumbing Presents North Georgia State Fair. #fairfood #fairstrong #fairfoodisamust #northgeorgiastatefair #tasteofthefair

Funnel Cakes will be on the menu again this weekend at Taste of the Fair. Help us help mustministries by bringing 7 non-perishable canned goods and receive a ticket to the 2021 superiorplumbing Presents North Georgia State Fair. #fairfood #fairstrong #fairfoodisamust #northgeorgiastatefair #tasteofthefair

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Over the last month we have featured 23 northffa m Over the last month we have featured 23 northffa members that have been working hard to raise livestock projects for the kerncountyfair virtual show. Are you looking to add some home grown meat to your freezer? Interested in supporting student projects? Sign up to participate in the virtual auction today! We would love to connect you with our incredible young adults that are still looking for potential buyers. We can also help to answer any questions you might have! #FairStrong

Over the last month we have featured 23 northffa members that have been working hard to raise livestock projects for the kerncountyfair virtual show. Are you looking to add some home grown meat to your freezer? Interested in supporting student projects? Sign up to participate in the virtual auction today! We would love to connect you with our incredible young adults that are still looking for potential buyers. We can also help to answer any questions you might have! #FairStrong

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A word from our friends at gafarmbureau! We thank A word from our friends at gafarmbureau! We thank you for giving our famers a voice and for always "Ag-ovcating" for the industry we are all so passionate about! What great leaders we have here in Georgia! #theshowgoeson #ifarmivote  #gfb #fairstrong #gnflivestockshow #thankyou

A word from our friends at gafarmbureau! We thank you for giving our famers a voice and for always "Ag-ovcating" for the industry we are all so passionate about! What great leaders we have here in Georgia! #theshowgoeson #ifarmivote #gfb #fairstrong #gnflivestockshow #thankyou

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