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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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The Douglas County Fair is a very cost-effective way to promote your local business.

We have plenty of space still available! If you are (or know) a food or commercial vendor, we want to hear from you.

Visit our website and click "become a vendor" to get started.

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This Is Where We’ll Be This Saturday May 8th! Co This Is Where We’ll Be This Saturday May 8th! Come Say Hi & Help Support The Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation! 

#braidstrEAT #braidstreatfoodtrucks #foodies #burgers #fries #supportlocalbusiness #vancouvereats #YVRfoodie #vancityeats #vancouverfood #yvrfood #festival #letseat #fraservalley #WestCoastPopUps royalcolumbian brin_ohare #braidskytrain #foodtruck #foodtrucks #vancouverfoodtruck #newwestminster #vancity #vancitybuzz #fairstrong #vancitybuzzfood #covid19 #wereallinthistogether #braidstreat #royalcolumbianhosptial #royalcolumbianhospitalfoundation

This Is Where We’ll Be This Saturday May 8th! Come Say Hi & Help Support The Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation!

#braidstrEAT #braidstreatfoodtrucks #foodies #burgers #fries #supportlocalbusiness #vancouvereats #YVRfoodie #vancityeats #vancouverfood #yvrfood #festival #letseat #fraservalley #WestCoastPopUps royalcolumbian brin_ohare #braidskytrain #foodtruck #foodtrucks #vancouverfoodtruck #newwestminster #vancity #vancitybuzz #fairstrong #vancitybuzzfood #covid19 #wereallinthistogether #braidstreat #royalcolumbianhosptial #royalcolumbianhospitalfoundation
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My name is Laney Garland from Odessa, and I was so My name is Laney Garland from Odessa, and I was so excited when I found out that I was chosen for a 1st-Time Exhibitor Grant this. This is my pig Bubbles I’m so glad I get to show her!  I get to show two pigs, their names are Bubbles and Shoot. I enjoy brushing them and playing with them.  I also love to hug on them and and sit in their pens. My sister says showing pigs is a big responsibility, but you should still have fun. 

  I love hanging out with Bubbles and Shoot and can't wait to show them, but I wish everyone else good luck too!

Laney's Grant Champion is Kyler Davidson.  #firsttimeexhibitor, #FairStrong

My name is Laney Garland from Odessa, and I was so excited when I found out that I was chosen for a 1st-Time Exhibitor Grant this. This is my pig Bubbles I’m so glad I get to show her! I get to show two pigs, their names are Bubbles and Shoot. I enjoy brushing them and playing with them. I also love to hug on them and and sit in their pens. My sister says showing pigs is a big responsibility, but you should still have fun.

I love hanging out with Bubbles and Shoot and can't wait to show them, but I wish everyone else good luck too!

Laney's Grant Champion is Kyler Davidson. #firsttimeexhibitor, #FairStrong
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Make money before your guests even walk through th Make money before your guests even walk through the gate with our Advance Sale Tickets💰

Create incentives like family packs, group rates, and discounts to encourage early sales. Choose sheet tickets to create an exciting pack of entrance, ride, food, and game tickets. Or, choose ticket books for an easy way to bundle coupons. 

Talk with our team to discover the best solution for your advance sale tickets! 
📞(866) 236-4817
✉️support@admitoneproducts.com

#EventProfs #EventProduction #CountyFair #FairStrong #EventTickets #Tickets #AdvanceSaleTickets #AdmitOneProducts

Make money before your guests even walk through the gate with our Advance Sale Tickets💰

Create incentives like family packs, group rates, and discounts to encourage early sales. Choose sheet tickets to create an exciting pack of entrance, ride, food, and game tickets. Or, choose ticket books for an easy way to bundle coupons.

Talk with our team to discover the best solution for your advance sale tickets!
📞(866) 236-4817
✉️support@admitoneproducts.com

#EventProfs #EventProduction #CountyFair #FairStrong #EventTickets #Tickets #AdvanceSaleTickets #AdmitOneProducts
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Come see The Johnny Holm Band on the Alomere Healt Come see The Johnny Holm Band on the Alomere Health Main Stage at this year's fair!!

Kickoff the festivities with this high energy group on Tuesday, August 17, starting at 7:00 p.m.

(photo courtesy of Johnny Holm website)

#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

Come see The Johnny Holm Band on the Alomere Health Main Stage at this year's fair!!

Kickoff the festivities with this high energy group on Tuesday, August 17, starting at 7:00 p.m.

(photo courtesy of Johnny Holm website)

#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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It's the ABC's of the Racine County Fair!
D = DOG STUNT SHOW
The All Star Dog Stunt Show will be featured daily on the fairgrounds during the fair, and is FREE with paid fair admission. #RacineCountyFair #DogStuntShow #RCFabcs #FairFunin2021 #FairStrong
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Meet your IAFE Education Foundation Board of Trust Meet your IAFE Education Foundation Board of Trustees! This crew dedicates their time to the mission of the Foundation: 

The IAFE Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization organized to establish and support the educational, charitable, or literacy activities in the advancement and improvement of agricultural fairs, expositions and shows.

#FAIRSTRONG #boardoftrustees

Meet your IAFE Education Foundation Board of Trustees! This crew dedicates their time to the mission of the Foundation:

The IAFE Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization organized to establish and support the educational, charitable, or literacy activities in the advancement and improvement of agricultural fairs, expositions and shows.

#FAIRSTRONG #boardoftrustees
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We hope you’re planning on visiting us this year We hope you’re planning on visiting us this year! Admission is just $7 for adults and children ages 0-10 are FREE. You can also purchase a Season Gate Ticket for $25 and join us every day! 

What's your plan... one day or all 5?!

#DouglasCountyFair #TwicetheFunin2021 #countyfair #Minnesota #strongertogethermn #minnesotan #minnesotanice #minnesotalife #MNlife #carnival #4H #summervibes #FFA #carnivalrides #farmlife #douglascounty #fairgrounds #MN #quoteoftheday #quoteable #fairfood #alexandriaMN #funnelcake #fairstrong #farmlife #midway #stockshowlife #statefair

We hope you’re planning on visiting us this year! Admission is just $7 for adults and children ages 0-10 are FREE. You can also purchase a Season Gate Ticket for $25 and join us every day!

What's your plan... one day or all 5?!

#DouglasCountyFair #TwicetheFunin2021 #countyfair #Minnesota #strongertogethermn #minnesotan #minnesotanice #minnesotalife #MNlife #carnival #4H #summervibes #FFA #carnivalrides #farmlife #douglascounty #fairgrounds #MN #quoteoftheday #quoteable #fairfood #alexandriaMN #funnelcake #fairstrong #farmlife #midway #stockshowlife #statefair
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It's almost time for The Great Anderson County Fair. #fairstrong #thegreatandersoncountyfair ...

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1st-Time Exhibitor Lyla Bolinger of California tel 1st-Time Exhibitor Lyla Bolinger of California tells us:  This year I am showing three pigs. A blue butt named Blue, A Hereford Named Ginger and A York named Ace. I go out and try to spend extra time with my pigs every day after I feed them. So that they get to know me. I pet them and feed them their favorite treat marshmallows. I work hard on earning their trust so that when I go out to walk them they don’t run from me. This way we can spend more time on their walk and how they will look in the show ring. My favorite thing about raising pigs is spending time with my dad and learning things from him. 

Lyla's Grant Champion is Charlot Thornton.  #showpigs , #FairStrong , #firsttimeexhibitor

1st-Time Exhibitor Lyla Bolinger of California tells us: This year I am showing three pigs. A blue butt named Blue, A Hereford Named Ginger and A York named Ace. I go out and try to spend extra time with my pigs every day after I feed them. So that they get to know me. I pet them and feed them their favorite treat marshmallows. I work hard on earning their trust so that when I go out to walk them they don’t run from me. This way we can spend more time on their walk and how they will look in the show ring. My favorite thing about raising pigs is spending time with my dad and learning things from him.

Lyla's Grant Champion is Charlot Thornton. #showpigs , #FairStrong , #firsttimeexhibitor
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We are ready for the Lights and Sounds of the fair We are ready for the Lights and Sounds of the fair. See you next week. #thegreatandersoncountyfair #fairstrong

We are ready for the Lights and Sounds of the fair. See you next week. #thegreatandersoncountyfair #fairstrong ...

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🌟𝐖𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐫 🌟

We are looking for volunteers to assist with entry day, judging, maintenance work, light office duties, and more.

For more information please contact Gina Wolf at gwolf@dcmnfair.com.

Thank you for helping us make the 2021 fair a great success!

#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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Fair Photo Friday! This one is from the archives. Fair Photo Friday!  This one is from the archives. 🐷  Everyone should feel this pretty! 🐷
#fairstrong #backinthesaddleagain2021 #evergreenstatefair

Fair Photo Friday! This one is from the archives. 🐷 Everyone should feel this pretty! 🐷
#fairstrong #backinthesaddleagain2021 #evergreenstatefair
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Throwback Thursday! Talent show winners! Do you kn Throwback Thursday! Talent show winners! Do you know what year this was and who these talented people are and their talent? Come share your talent with us at this year’s Fair Talent Show! August 12-15. #ThrowbackThursdayPierceCountyFairWI #fairstrong

Throwback Thursday! Talent show winners! Do you know what year this was and who these talented people are and their talent? Come share your talent with us at this year’s Fair Talent Show! August 12-15. #ThrowbackThursdayPierceCountyFairWI #fairstrong ...

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Raise your hand ✋ if you plan to attend the Rena Raise your hand ✋ if you plan to attend the Renaissance Festival exhibit on Saturday, August 21 at the Douglas County Fair!

#DouglasCountyFair #TwicetheFunin2021 #countyfair #minnesotalife #MNlife #carnival #4H #summervibes #FFA #carnivalrides #farmlife #douglascountymn #douglascounty #fairgrounds #MN #fairfood #alexandriaMN #douglascounty #douglascountMN #summer #livestock #ferriswheel #funnelcake #fairstrong #farmlife #midway #familyfun #fairseason #stockshowlife #statefair

Raise your hand ✋ if you plan to attend the Renaissance Festival exhibit on Saturday, August 21 at the Douglas County Fair!

#DouglasCountyFair #TwicetheFunin2021 #countyfair #minnesotalife #MNlife #carnival #4H #summervibes #FFA #carnivalrides #farmlife #douglascountymn #douglascounty #fairgrounds #MN #fairfood #alexandriaMN #douglascounty #douglascountMN #summer #livestock #ferriswheel #funnelcake #fairstrong #farmlife #midway #familyfun #fairseason #stockshowlife #statefair
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