6 wildest WV fair traditions
You haven’t seen wild till you’ve been to a fair in the Wild, Wonderful West Virginia.
Our old-fashioned fairs in West Virginia have everything from agricultural events to offbeat attractions.
Step right up for some fair fun you’ll only find here:
1. Lawn Mower Races
Mannington District Fair
BYOLM (Bring Your Own Lawn Mower) and strap in for some swift racing! In addition to go-cart racing and demolition derbies, the Mannington District Fair brings in some souped-up mowers that could trim our big, rolling lawns in no time.
2. Dairy Birthing Center
State Fair of West Virginia
Watch the miracle of calves being born at the State Fair of West Virginia. Once a mother cow is about to go into labor (and you’ll know— they announce it so you don’t miss the magic moment), people flock to see the next calf make its way into the world. More than 20 calves are born each year.
3. Monster Truck Show
Braxton County Fair
Famous monster trucks roar into the middle of the state for a show, where you can take a ride inside of one of the giant trucks (with even larger tires.)
While it’s a newer tradition, it has quickly become one of the most popular— especially for kids!
4. Bubblegum Bubble Blowing Contest
West Virginia Interstate Fair & Exposition
If you wanna win up to a year’s supply of Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum, stop by the bubble blowing contest at the West Virginia Interstate Fair & Exposition in Mineral Wells. First to blow the required size and number of bubbles wins!
5. Civil War Demonstrations
Mountain State Art & Craft Fair: An Appalachian Experience
The Mountain State Art & Craft Fair keeps history alive with Civil War reenactors, exhibits and more, all true and authentic to the time period.
6. Rock Throwing Contest
Ohio County Country Fair
Flex those muscles and see how far you can fling a rock! At the Ohio County Country Fair, take a go at the rock throwing contest, fiddle contest, hog calling contest and more.
What’s your favorite offbeat fair tradition?
This post was last updated on July 24, 2020