WEST ALEXANDER, Pennsylvania — The 116th Annual West Alexander Fair, September 4-9, features livestock and agricultural exhibits along with plenty of entertainment in the form of carnival rides, live music, and food. A true country fair with character.
Barb Reed, secretary of the West Alexander Fair Board of Directors, said of the event: “This is truly an agricultural fair and very family friendly.”
“Summer is over and autumn is beginning.” Reid said of the fair: “There are derbies, tractor towing, etc. … there is something for everyone.
“There are carnival rides and stuff in the grandstand. We have a great carnival company (Show and Sons Amusement).
“The show tent has nightly entertainment. Nightly 4-H and FFA shows. Great fair food.”
lead, self-proclaimed “Fair Mouse” Her family said generations have attended the fair and displayed cows. She attended her 4-H during the fair.
“My grandfather still shows vegetables to me even when he’s 100.” she pointed out.
Reed said the fair typically draws about 18,000 people in a week.
She said the fair is easily accessible because it’s located off Interstate 70 at 116 US 40-W, West Alexander, Pennsylvania.
Music and live entertainment acts include:
Bluegrass band from Moundsville, Crandall Creek, Monday at 1pm.
It’s 3:30 p.m. Monday, Claysville Elementary School’s jump rope team, the Hopping Highlanders.
Mondays, 4:45pm-6pm, Zupe, a one-man band from Wimber, PA.
West Virginia Fair Music Talent Contest for Youth Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM.
Tuesday 8pm, Stevie Lynn, 22 year old singer/musician from Wheeling.
Wednesday 8-10pm local singer and guitarist Tess Ann.
Thursday 6pm, Wheeling Park Steel Drum Band.
Thursday at 8pm Aaron Magalia, country music artist from Avella, Pennsylvania.
The Easy Street Band, a local band playing hits and audience favorites on Fridays at 8pm.
At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, local musician and social media influencer Veronica Grad.
Saturday 5pm, Josh Garrett, musician.and
Saturday 8pm, Cross Creek, Country/Southern Rock Band.