The heart and soul of the State Fair is the agriculture and one club is keeping that tradition alive.
Inside the Cecil Underwood Building is the West Virginia 4-H Club.
Every year, 4-H’ers have to complete a project from scrapbooks and photography to wood working and raising animals. Inside the building, kids from 3rd grade to 12th grade get to showcase their work to thousands of fairgoers.
“These projects that we see here are a culmination of not only learning whatever the topic area is, but also learning some life skills later on, like record keeping, how to speak in front of individuals, and other invaluable life skills,” 4-H curriculum specialist Jenny Murray, said.
The projects on display are some of the best 4-H in the state. Only statewide first place blue ribbon winners get to show their work inside the 4-H center.