The State Fair of West Virginia is held annually in mid-August on the State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Its roots date back to 1854, however, the event was canceled for a lengthy period due to World War II. Compared to other state fairs, the West Virginia fair is quite small, but it still features a wide range of entertainment that the whole family will enjoy. This includes everything from carnival rides and concerts, to exhibitions, harness racing, a beauty queen contest, and more.
With so many fun activities and entertainment on offer, it comes as no surprise that this fair occurs across 8 days! Those attending the fair can look forward to free entertainment (with paid admission) such as performances on the Sprint Center Stage, the 5th Annual Car Show, Dairy Birthing Center, West Virginia Building competitions (fruits, vegetables, baked goods, quilts, etc.) the Heritage Village, Farm-to-Food Pavilion, and more. Other entertainment includes harness racing, agriculture education, shopping, livestock shows, fair food, and the spectacular Reithoffer Carnival with rides for all ages and thrill levels.
The State Fair of West Virginia has plenty of on-site amenities to keep you comfortable during your stay. These include restrooms (including disabled-accessible restrooms), a cafeteria, maintenance shop, free parking, first aid, ATMs, breastfeeding station, and more. View the map of the fairgrounds here.
State Fair of West Virginia
947 Maplewood Ave
Lewisburg, WV 24901
The State Fair of West Virginia is also home to a number of musical concerts from talented performers. This year’s lineup has already been announced. Attendees can expect performances from Cody Jinks, TobyMac, Cole Swindell, and Alabama. Tickets can be purchased online.
When it comes to traveling to the fair, RVing is the way to go. Not only does the fairground have RV-accessible camping (including hook-ups), but it also gives you a comfortable and relaxing space to come back to at the end of a long (but thrilling) day. Plus, could there be anything better than having your very own fully-stocked kitchen and private bathroom?
If you don’t already own an RV, you can rent an RV through RVshare from multiple locations and to suit every budget. Here are some additional facts about RV camping at the fair:
The State Fair does allow RV camping on-site, offering 36 Electric only sites, 44 Electric & Water sites, or 175 Full Hook-up sites. For more information, or to view the camping map, click here.
For those wishing to stay in an RV park off-site, there are also a number of options nearby. These include:
Driving from Richmond (East)
Get on I-95 N from N 7th St. Follow I-64 W, I-81 S and I-64 W to Harts Run Rd in Eastern. Take exit 175 from I-64 W. Take US-60 W to US-219 S/Seneca Trail in Fairlea.
Driving from Morgantown (North)
Get on I-68 W in Western from US-119 S. Follow I-79 S to US-19 S in Western. Take exit 57 from I-79 S. Get on I-64 E in Crawley from WV-20 S. Follow I-64 E to US-219 S/N Jefferson St/Seneca Trail in Lewisburg. Take exit 169 from I-64 E. Turn right onto US-219 S/N Jefferson St/Seneca Trail. Continue to follow US-219 S/Seneca Trail. Pass by Hardee's Red Burrito (on the right in 0.2 mi). Destination will be on the left.
Driving from Charleston (North-West)
Get on I-64 E/I-77 S from Lee St E and Brooks St. Follow I-64 E to US-219 S/N Jefferson St/Seneca Trail in Lewisburg. Take exit 169 from I-64 E. Turn right onto US-219 S/N Jefferson St/Seneca Trail. Continue to follow US-219 S/Seneca Trail. Pass by Hardee's Red Burrito (on the right in 0.2 mi). Destination will be on the left.
For directions from all other locations, visit this map.
General parking at the event is free, however, attendees can also purchase preferred parking to guarantee themselves a space. To view a map of the fairgrounds parking lot, click here.
Tickets start from just a few dollars and can be purchased online until Saturday, July 31 at 11:59 p.m. After this date, tickets can be purchased from the gate.
At RVshare, we love helping people merge their love for fun events with the desire to travel, enjoy the scenery, and spend quality time with loved ones. Staying in an RV for the State Fair of West Virginia doesn’t just allow you to enjoy your travels to the region as you soak up the scenery, but also turns your trip into one that you (and your family) will never forget! Regardless of whether you choose to visit the State Fair of West Virginia in an RV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your trip! Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share details and tips about your visit. Your adventures could even be featured on our blog or social media!
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Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.