Many people have been asking if the State Fair of West Virginia will go on as planned, given the recent flooding in the middle of the state.
The answer is yes: There fair will go on as planned.
The fair put out this official statement on its Facebook page late last week:
During last week’s flooding, the State Fair only suffered minor damage, while many of our families, friends and neighbors lost everything. It has been heartbreaking to see our communities suffer, but encouraging to see our state come together. With that said, the 92 Annual State Fair of West Virginia WILL still open on August 12-21, 2016. We feel that it is important to continue this tradition and to celebrate this great state. West Virginia is strong and we are committed to aiding in the recovery process.
The State Fair is held in Lewisburg, the seat of Greenbrier County. That county sustained heavy flooding and 15 people died there—the highest total in the state. It’s believe 23 died statewide.
The WBCCI/International Airstream Rally, which was held last week at the state fairgrounds, donated over $30,000 to flood relief efforts.
WeHeart West Virginia is a proud partner of the State Fair of West Virginia.