Thank you for another Great County Fair!

Looking forward to the 2018 Mercer County Fair!

2018 Mercer County Fair dates: August 3 -45

Attraction/Event/Partnership Form here (pdf)

Exhibitor Guide (pdf)

WV QUILT DOCUMENTION PROJECT TO RECORD QUILT HISTORY

 




 

Mercer County Fair Gate Admission

 

Friday 8 am - 12 noon
12 noon - 4 pm
4 pm - closing
Saturday All Day

FREE Admission
$5 Adults, $3 Students
$8 Adults, $5 Students
$8 Adults, $5 Students

Children under age 5 admitted FREE!

All Military, Fire, Police and EMS with official ID or in uniform
admitted FREE!

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Mobile Zipline, Rock Wall, Euro Bungee
and Bouncers OPEN AT 4:00 pm on Friday
& All day Saturday

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 3

2 - 7 pm Entering of Exhibits, PVHS Gymnasium

2 - 7 pm Vendors Set Up, PVHS Campus

7:00 pm 4-H Judging

 

All-Weekend Events - Friday & Saturday

6:30 am-10:00 am PVHS Country Breakfast

Active Beehive Demo

Agri-Magic Shows

Antique Tractor - Engine Display

Blacksmith

Broken H Traveling Train Show

Corn Shelling/grinding

Goat Milk Soap Making Demonstrations

Kids’ Inflatables, Mobile Zipline, Rock Wall, Euro-Bungee

Livestock Show

Mercer County Heritage Exhibits
in conjunction with the
Mercer County Commission

Mining Exhibit by Jay Chapman

Parade of Power 12:00 noon

Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)

Those Who Served War Museum Exhibits

Wood Turning Demonstrations

Friday, August 4

Rabbits Must be entered before 6 pm

Antique Tractor - Engine Display, All Day

Wood Turning Demonstrations, All Day

Exhibits Judged at 9 am, Exhibit Hall closed to public.

Exhibit Hall opens 12 noon, closes at 8 pm

8:00-10:00 am - PVHS Country Breakfast

9:00 am Vendors Open

10:30 am Meet & Greet with the Princeton Rays

3:00 pm Meet WVU Mountaineer Mascot

7:00 pm Rabbits Judged

 

MCF Friday Evening Concert Series

5:00 pm Bill & Karl (stage area)

6:00 pm Tim White & the VW Boys (stage area)

7:00 pm Lulu Roman’s Bluegrass & Lots of Laughs Tour (stage area)

 

Rodeo !
7:00 pm WVHSRA Open Rodeo

Saturday, August 5

6:30-10:00 am PVHS Country Breakfast

9:00 am Vendors Open,
Exhibit Hall Open (Exhibit Hall closes at 8:00 pm.) (Exhibit pickup Saturday 8:00 - 9:00 pm or Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 pm)

Saturday Events

Peters Mountain Antique Tractor Pull - Registration Opens at 9 am - Sponsored by Ramey Toyota

Tractor & Engine Show - Sponsored by Reynolds Construction

Active Beehive Demo

Antique Tractor Skills Games

Home Canning Demonstrations 11:00 am - Bring your pressure canner lid for a FREE test!

Junior Fire Fighter Training

Parade of Power (throughout Campus at 12 noon)

Pedal Tractor Pull (Kids and Adults)
1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm pull-off

1:00 pm Bluefield State Robotics Team (cafeteria area)

2:00 pm USA Martial Arts Karate Demo (stage area)

 

MCF Saturday Concert Series

1:00 pm Stages School of Music (stage area)

3:00 pm Clinton Collins (stage area)

4:00 pm Chosen Road (stage area)

5:00 pm The Graham Twins (stage area)

6:00 pm The Church Sisters (stage area)

Rodeo!
4:00 pm Pee Wee & Youth Rodeo (WVHSRA Arena)
7:00 pm WVHSRA Open Rodeo

Rodeo!

WV High School & Junior High School Division Association

Presented at the 2017 Mercer County Fair
August 4-5, 2017
7:00 P.M.

Youth and Peewee Rodeo Saturday - 4:00 P.M. only

Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, Goat Tying, Break-Away Roping, Chute Doggin’, Calf Roping, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding & Mutton Bustin’ !!!

Payout High School and older is 75%

Preregistration is required!

Registration and questions: wvcallin.rodeo@gmail.com
by July 17, 2017

On Rodeo Day – Check in at announcer’s stand
2 hours prior to Rodeo

More info here

or at www.wvhsrarodeo.org

   



WV QUILT DOCUMENTION PROJECT TO RECORD QUILT HISTORY

The WV Quilt Documentation Project is seeking to record the history of quilts made or currently residing in West Virginia with two “documentation” days held during the Mercer County Fair, August 4 and 5, 2017. The “documentation” days are part of an ongoing effort to record West Virginia’s quilt artistry and history, and to create a record for future historians and researchers. The focus of the project , the second of its kind in WV, is quilts made prior to 1970.

The WV Quilt Documentation Project is sponsored by WV Quilters, Inc., in collaboration with the WV Division of Culture and History. This program is presented with support from the WV Dept. of Education and the Arts.

“We enjoy quilts because of the many beautiful fabrics sewn together to put on a bed or cover up to keep warm,” said Fran Kordek, coordinator of the Project. “It is important that we properly document, care for, and preserve these fabrics of our lives.” There is no charge for bringing the quilts, however, the gate entry fee for the Fair applies. After documentation, you can continue to enjoy the Fair. Quilts should be brought in”as is” . It is not necessary to clean or mend quilts, as this may harm the fabric. We are interested in having thee quilts photographed, and examined, and to record any history or documentation related to the quilts.

Family photos, especially those showing the quilt and quilt maker, and details about the quilt maker such as birth date, death date, maiden name, and married name, and religious or ethnic background, are especially helpful. Details about the quilt, such as whether it was made for a special occasion or won a ribbon at a fair, is useful. In cases where the quit maker is unknown, the item is still worthy of documentation.

Records and documentation about the quilts will be stored in the archives managed by the WV Division of Culture and History in Charleston. Photographs of the quilts and the related information will be added to a national database(The Quilters Index) for scholars and educators. Personal information about the quilt owners will be kept confidential.

Documentation on August 4 and 5 will be by appointment from 10 am- 3pm. Appointments can be made by calling 304-425-7262 (Anna Johnson, volunteer). We also need volunteers to help on registration day. For more information, you can visit the website www.wvquilters.org.

 

 

 

 

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