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With the COVID-19 pandemic in full affect across the United States, and the President banning all mass gatherings over 10 people, until at least April 30, we have been receiving phone calls and emails from our members with questions.

There will be more information coming from us, and many other sources, over the coming months, so we have started this page as a directory for the information and updates that will be available for our members throughout the coming months. The look of this page will change over time, so check back often.


2021 WVAFF Queen Eligibility Questionsuse this link
This information concerning eligibility is as of 4/15/2020


Coronavirus News and Resources below:

Changes and cancellations for those that have notified us
Government informational links
Useful Links from around the web
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Twitter hashtag posts #wvaffstrong


What will be waiting on the other side of all of this is uncertain. The only certainty we have now, is that we know – as West Virginians – we will get through this – together.

As we wait out the storm that COVID-19 has brought, we hope that each of you will stay in touch with your fans and your communities. It can be as simple as updating your social media accounts with important information for your area; or by having your Queen do an uplifting social media post with the hashtags #wvaffstrong and or #fairstrong. Let folks know that your organization is still here.


WV Department of HHR
WV Hospitality and Travel Association
Coronavirus FAQ
CDC Coronavirus Index
Small Business Guide to the CARES Act
State Quarantine and Isolation Statutes
Clean and Disinfecting for Community Facilities


Useful Links:

WV Public Broadcasting:
Coronavirus in West Virginia
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do
Beckers Hospital Review
When will COVID-19 peak?
Ars Technica
Comprehensive Guide to Coronavirus
Carnival Warehouse:
Carnival Warehouse recommendations of what fairs and festivals, should be doing.
COVID19 and Future of Our Events



The information below is as of 4/15/2020
2021 WVAFF Queen Eligibility

During this time of uncertainty, we’d like to extend our help in any way that we can. We have received numerous phone calls and emails regarding your queen’s eligibility and the “what ifs?”

In terms of your Queen’s eligibility, please find the following updates:

1. If you were able to hold a pageant this year, but your 2020 event is cancelled

  • Your queen will still be eligible to participate in the pageant IF you plan to host an eligible event next year (2021). This will NOT apply to events that will no longer have an event. NOTE: This is a one-time exemption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. If you were unable to have a 2020 pageant

  • If you are unable to have a 2020 pageant, you will be able to send the representative from your previous pageant; or have your Board of Directors appoint someone. ALL WVAFF eligibility requirements must still be met.

Please remember, that each local pageant that is conducted by the Fairs and Festivals that are member events of our Association, is independently produced under the direction of the Fair or Festival itself. While the West Virginia Association of Fairs & Festivals does accept eligible representatives from these Fairs and Festivals, who are in good standing, as contestants in the state pageant, we have no control over the local pageants themselves.

Sincerely,
WVAFF Board of Directors


Each of our fairs and festivals are vital to our communities, and when this is over, they will need our help just as much as we will need them. The economic boost is the first thing that comes to mind, but maybe more importantly is the social value. We provide a location for families and friends to come together to make memories and to have fun – something that they may not get to do for many weeks to come.

Updates on Fairs and Festivals that we have received:

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

  • Calhoun County Wood Festival
  • Postponing the 58th Annual Wood Festival until 2021
  • Clendenin Homecoming Festival
  • Clendenin Homecoming Festival and all Pageants are cancelled for 2020
  • Marmet Festival Days Pageant
  • Original Date: April 3-4, 2020
  • Re-scheduled Date: TBA
  • Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival Pageant
  • Re-scheduled to May 3rd, 2020
  • Putnam County Fair Queen Pageants
  • Postponed to June 14th
  • Rhododendron Festival
  • May 9 – 30, 2020, Subject to Change
  • Richwood Ramp Festival
  • Event Date: Cancelled for 2020
  • Summersville Lighthouse Festival
  • Summersville Lighthouse Festival scheduled for 2020 has been canceled
  • Summersville Lighthouse Festival Pageant for 2020 postponed until further notice
  • Webster County Woodchopping Festival
  • Suspended for 2020
  • Elimination Dinner – postponed – possibility of re-scheduling
  • Woof Fest
  • Event Date: Rescheduled for October 18, 2020
  • WV Chocolate Festival
  • Events postponed until May 16
  • WV Memorial Day Parade
  • The 153rd annual West Virginia Memorial Day parade has been cancelled. This event was to take place on Memorial Day, May 25th, 2020. West Virginia Memorial Day Committee is planning a non-public observance on Memorial Day.  In the event State mandates are lifted, for social gatherings, the public may be notified about the committee’s contingency plans.
  • WV Strawberry Festival
  • Has postponed the Queens Pageants this weekend (March 21 & 22)
  • The Board of Directors has voted to to postpone all activities and events related to the 79th WV Strawberry Festival to May 2021
  • WV Sweetheart Festival
  • Original Date: April 4, 2020
  • Re-scheduled Date: May 9, 2020
  • WV Three Rivers Festival
  • Re-scheduled Date: June 11-13, 2020
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We would like to congratulate the first 2021 Queen We would like to congratulate the first 2021 Queen of the season, WV Sweetheart Festival Queen Ally Wodnicki! 
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We would like to congratulate the first 2021 Queen of the season, WV Sweetheart Festival Queen Ally Wodnicki!
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Our 2019 Teen savannahk.2003 closing up with the Our 2019 Teen savannahk.2003  closing up with the festival in 2019 with a backflip! We miss the festival so much! 
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Our 2019 Teen savannahk.2003 closing up with the festival in 2019 with a backflip! We miss the festival so much!
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Throwing back to festival season 2019 when our gir Throwing back to festival season 2019 when our girls got to dance on stage. 
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Throwing back to festival season 2019 when our girls got to dance on stage.
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Midnight Madness at the 2021 Strawberry Fest in Pl Midnight Madness at the 2021 Strawberry Fest in Plant City, Florida.
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We are happy to begin introducing you all to the 2 We are happy to begin introducing you all to the 2021 Royal Court that will compete in WVAFF in 2022! 
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We are happy to begin introducing you all to the 2021 Royal Court that will compete in WVAFF in 2022!
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It’s not a Thursday without a #ThrowbackThursday It’s not a Thursday without a #ThrowbackThursday pic! Do you love Maggie the Cow as much as we do?!

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It’s not a Thursday without a #ThrowbackThursday pic! Do you love Maggie the Cow as much as we do?!

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Come out for the Demo Derby, stay for the party! 🎉

IV Play will perform on our Alomere Health Main Stage on Friday, August 20, 8-11 p.m. Will we see you at this FREE main stage event?

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IV Play will perform on our Alomere Health Main Stage on Friday, August 20, 8-11 p.m. Will we see you at this FREE main stage event?

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Been seeing these posts on Facebook it is confirme Been seeing these posts on Facebook it is confirmed that fair ride season for me is back!! Michigan shows are happy to get back into business. Michigan has lifted Covid restrictions for outdoor entertainment which will allow up to 1,000 people for gatherings. Remember to wear a mask, social distancing and wash your hands. I can’t wait to enter my 28th season of riding rides since the pause. I believe amusement parks including Michigan’s adventure will also reopen. 📸: Skerbeck Entertainment Group #fairstrong

Been seeing these posts on Facebook it is confirmed that fair ride season for me is back!! Michigan shows are happy to get back into business. Michigan has lifted Covid restrictions for outdoor entertainment which will allow up to 1,000 people for gatherings. Remember to wear a mask, social distancing and wash your hands. I can’t wait to enter my 28th season of riding rides since the pause. I believe amusement parks including Michigan’s adventure will also reopen. 📸: Skerbeck Entertainment Group #fairstrong ...

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Who couldn’t use a little Fair food fix this Spr Who couldn’t use a little Fair food fix this Spring?!? 🍕🍔🍗🌼🌷 We’re all in!! So, mark your calendars for The Big Fresno Fair’s “Drive-Thru Eats: Spring Edition,” 4/14 – 4/18! Get ready to indulge in all of your Fair food favorites once again at this drive-thru only event! Check back on our website SOON for more details and a full menu at www.FresnoFair.com. 🚗
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Who couldn’t use a little Fair food fix this Spring?!? 🍕🍔🍗🌼🌷 We’re all in!! So, mark your calendars for The Big Fresno Fair’s “Drive-Thru Eats: Spring Edition,” 4/14 – 4/18! Get ready to indulge in all of your Fair food favorites once again at this drive-thru only event! Check back on our website SOON for more details and a full menu at http://www.FresnoFair.com. 🚗
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It's Official...the 32nd Georgia National Fair wil It's Official...the 32nd Georgia National Fair will take place October 7-17, 2021 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Ga! Make plans to join us during the 11 days of family fun, free entertainment, fair food and NEW surprises that you're not going to want to miss! We will be updating the website daily and will be sharing some big announcements with you in the weeks to come! Mark your calendars and get ready...#theshowgoeson at the Georgia National Fair October 7-17...right down the road in Perry! #theshowgoeson #fairstrong #gnf2021 #georgianationalfair #wereback

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If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2021 Bedford County Fair, send us a message for more information!⁠
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We are very pleased to announce that we have booke We are very pleased to announce that we have booked Sherwin Linton on Friday, August 20 at 3:00 p.m. for a free music event at the Douglas County Fair!! 

You will enjoy the classic sounds of Sherwin Litton and his tribute to Johnny Cash.

📷 Credit: Sherwin Linton Music Facebook page

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We are very pleased to announce that we have booked Sherwin Linton on Friday, August 20 at 3:00 p.m. for a free music event at the Douglas County Fair!!

You will enjoy the classic sounds of Sherwin Litton and his tribute to Johnny Cash.

📷 Credit: Sherwin Linton Music Facebook page

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**Attention Teachers!** Fair Bear Creative Writin **Attention Teachers!** 
Fair Bear Creative Writing Competition Deadline Extended

We know it has been a challenging year with school closures and remote learning, so the Georgia National Fair has decided to extend the finalist deadline for the Fair Bear Creative Writing Competition to March 31.

This contest is open to Georgia writers in grades 4-6 from all accredited Georgia public and private schools. It provides an opportunity for students to express their creativity and win cash prizes for themselves and their schools. The top three finalists from each grade will also win tickets to the 2021 Georgia National Fair.
This year’s theme is “Fair Bear Launches into Space”. For more information and a full list of available prizes, visit https://www.georgianationalfair.com/p/georgialiving/fairbear and click on the 2021 link. 

A list of grade level winners will be posted online by April 30, 2021. Winning principals, teachers and students will be notified by mail by April 30, 2021. #theshowgoeson #gnf2021 #fairstrong #fairbear

**Attention Teachers!**
Fair Bear Creative Writing Competition Deadline Extended

We know it has been a challenging year with school closures and remote learning, so the Georgia National Fair has decided to extend the finalist deadline for the Fair Bear Creative Writing Competition to March 31.

This contest is open to Georgia writers in grades 4-6 from all accredited Georgia public and private schools. It provides an opportunity for students to express their creativity and win cash prizes for themselves and their schools. The top three finalists from each grade will also win tickets to the 2021 Georgia National Fair.
This year’s theme is “Fair Bear Launches into Space”. For more information and a full list of available prizes, visit https://www.georgianationalfair.com/p/georgialiving/fairbear and click on the 2021 link.

A list of grade level winners will be posted online by April 30, 2021. Winning principals, teachers and students will be notified by mail by April 30, 2021. #theshowgoeson #gnf2021 #fairstrong #fairbear
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First show of the season for us. Let's continue to set the tone for the rest of the nation this year and open up the outside entertainments.
Fairs are safer then shopping. 🤔
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