County fair season is here! Here are five fairs where you can get your small-town throw-down fun—we’re sure you’ll have a fair-ly good time.


Head to the Taylor County Fairgrounds July 30–August 3 to bring out your inner child at the Taylor County Fair (Grafton, 45m). This pay-one-price fair will include livestock market shows, ATV/UTV mud bogs, live music, Gambill Amusements rides, and much more.

Meet you in Greene County, Pennsylvania August 4–10 at the Greene County Fair (Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 30m). Enjoy a petting zoo, tractor pull, a Black Cat Hell Drivers Stunt Show, and more. A fully packed schedule means you are sure to find something the whole family can enjoy.

At the Town and Country Days, the Wetzel County Fair, you’ll have plenty to keep you entertained (New Martinsville, 1h45m). August 10–17, you can check out the demolition derby, a fun horse show, maybe snag a selfie with the WVU Mountaineer, and more.

Feel hometown pride at Monongalia County Fair August 13–17 (Mylan Park, 15 minutes). Check out the racing pigs, an ax throwing exhibit, and a truck and Jeep rock crawl, to name just a few events. We’ll be at the Ferris wheel.

And lastly the granddaddy of all local county fairs, the Preston County Buckwheat Festival, takes place September 26–29 (Kingwood, 45m). Enjoy buckwheat cakes and candied apples, and don’t miss the Jimmy Buffet tribute band.

Have fun trading the bright city lights for neon signs at the fair—we’ll race you to the ticket booth. Happy fair season!

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Savannah Carr
Written by Savannah Carr
New South Media summer 2019 intern Savannah Carr is a Mabie, West Virginia, native and is pursuing a degree from West Virginia University in English with an emphasis in Professional Writing and Editing. She will graduate in December 2019.