UPDATE: Another Interstate Fair on the Books

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UPDATE 7/21/2014 10:30 AM

A long-standing local fixture of summer came to an end Saturday night.

At the West Virginia Interstate Fair it was competitions by day, concerts at night.

The fair has a reputation for attracting some big name acts over the years like Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks.

Friday night rock artist Jackyl hit the stage.

Organizers say the rain didn't drive away a single fan.

Saturday's 4-H auction and miniature horse show touched on the agricultural roots of our region.

Traditions that many say are important to keep alive.

"We get all age groups - board members who since the time they were big enough to walk were here, so it's kind of tradition. Everything turns right back into here," says Mike Zoller, fair board president.

Events Saturday included a truck and tractor pull and the grand finale, country music star Cole Swindell performed his hits.


UPDATE 7/16/2014 12:40 PM

The West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition officially started Tuesday on Butcher Bend Road in Mineral Wells.

It runs through Saturday night and there is something for everyone.

Tuesday's entertainment included the Granpa Cratchet Show and cornhole tournament, as well as sheep and goat shows and ATV rodeo and drag racing.

Of course, it just would not be the Interstate Fair without live music.

The Roys took the main stage at 8:30 Tuesday night.

They're a brother-sister bluegrass act whose songs and albums have landed on the Billboard charts.

An ATV mud bog and pretty baby contest are among the things on the schedule for Wednesday.

Click on the link to the right to access the Interstate Fair's website, which includes a full schedule of events.


It's fair season in the area.

And the first of the area's fairs starts Tuesday near Mineral Wells.

The West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition opens Tuesday morning at the Butcher Bend Campgrounds, its home for 42 years.

This year, in addition to the carnival and animal exhibits, organizers promise a more diverse fair, especially when it comes to the entertainment.

"There's a little bit of anything out here, no matter who you are. We play to families, but we understand there's a little bit of everybody out here, so we want to be something for everybody," says Russ Collins, first vice-president of the fair board.

That means musical acts will range from rock to gospel, as well as country acts.

The fair runs through Saturday.

For a list of events:
http://www.wvinterstatefair.org/scheduleofevents.html


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