PRINCETON, WV (WVNS)– The Mercer County Fair is staged at PikeView High School for the weekend. Resident Steven Ellison said it’s something the county looks forward to all year.
“Oh goodness, this is one of the biggest events that happens in Mercer County every year. Participants here range from new-borns to 100 years old. There is something here for everyone,” Ellison said.
There are many attractions to this big event, including a rodeo, bounce houses, live music, and more. Fair president Dusti Snider said there’s even a lineup of attractions inside for those looking to beat the heat.
“Inside the exhibit hall, we have demonstrations on basket weaving, sewing, and we also have a coal mining exhibit inside the beating, and a lot of people’s individual photography and artwork, antiques, collectables, and things of that nature,” Snider said.
Snider also said this fair is the perfect opportunity to show off agricultural heritage seen in the area.
“It’s very for us as a community, number one, to instill an appreciation for the agricultural heritage in Southern West Virginia and then to showcase the very best we offer and people’s individual talents,” he said.
The fair concludes Saturday, August 3 in the evening with a rodeo.