West Virginia’s largest end-of-summer event has ended as the State Fair wrapped on Saturday, August 20, with over 170,000 attendants. The State Fair CEO, Kelly Collins, states that despite the weather, they had one of the most successful fairs they’ve ever had because of the event’s community and economic impact.
Notable numbers include First Energy’s Magic Monday raising over 1,600 pounds of food raised which was split between five different food pantries. Additionally, the Fair hosted its inaugural Big Wheel Bash as a fundraiser for endowment and scholarship funds, raising over $20,000. As a result, students earn $20,000 scholarships from West Virginia each year to attend accredited schools and trade programs.