The 94th annual State Fair of West Virginia is ready to take flight on the State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. The theme for this year's fair is Unforgettable Fun, as fair organizers want fairgoers to make memories with family and friends that are truly unforgettable.

This year's festival features a great lineup of concerts, with 10 days full of fun and excitement for all. Here's all you need to know about this year's State Fair.

Important Fair Information

 The 2018 State Fair of West Virginia spans from August 9 - August 18, 2018. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. each day, closing at 11:00 p.m. There's so much to do at the fair, you might not know where to begin. We'll give you some ideas.

Free entertainment includes the Bears of Bearadise Ranch. Learn about bears in an educational and entertaining setting, with bears performing different trick and stunts. Get a hands-on experience at Cowtown, milking cows and making butter. It's an informative activity for the entire family. The Nerveless Nocks Thrill Show performs high-wire acts and motorcycle stunts, sure to entertain people of all ages.

The 5th Annual State Fair Car Show takes place on Saturday, the 12th, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Here, you'll find custom hot rods, rat rods, antique, and drag cars.

Music and Entertainment

A staple of every State Fair is the standout music and entertainment that grace the fairgrounds. This year is no different. The fair kicks off with a sold-out show from country music star Luke Combs, with special guest Josh Phillips. Free shows include Uncle Si & The Sicotics on August 13th, along with Ben & Noel Haggard on August 14th.

Other shows, which do require an additional ticket, include:

  • Chris Young with special guest Adam Doleac, August 10th
  • MercyMe with special guest Travis Greene, August 11th
  • Sesame Street Live!, August 12th
  • 38 Special, August 16th
  • Southern Uprising Tour with Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band, August 17th
  • Buckin B' Bull Ride with Phil Vassar, August 18th

Visit This Year's State Fair

The mission statement of the State Fair is to produce a quality fair, committed to agriculture, family entertainment, and education. Visit the 94th Annual State Fair of West Virginia and make memories you won't forget!

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