LEWISBURG — The 94th Annual State Fair of West Virginia is set to open this Thursday, August 9, in Lewisburg, WV. The gates will open at 11 am on Thursday, while the carnival will open at 2 pm! Admission on Thursday will be $5 at the gates and rides will be $20 all day!

“We have 10-days of unforgettable fun planned for the 2018 State Fair of West Virginia,” CEO Kelly Collins stated. “From the free entertainment and delicious fair food, to the concert lineup and livestock shows, there is truly something for everyone.”

Several ticket specials are available through the week including the Early Bird Special which will feature $1 admission from 9 am – Noon on Wednesday, August 15. Other specials include First Energy’s Magic Monday (8/13), Senior Citizen’s Day (8/14) and Military Discount Day (8/16). Children ages 12 and under will once again get in free all day, every day.

The 2018 concert series opens at 8 pm on Thursday, August 9, with a sold out show featuring Luke Combs and special guest Josh Phillips. Chris Young will return to the grandstand stage with Adam Doleac on Friday, August 10. Saturday, August 11 MercyMe will take the stage with Travis Greene. Sunday, August 12, Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration will have two shows for children of all ages! Other concerts include 38 Special, The Southern Uprising Tour featuring Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, and The Marshall Tucker Band, along with Buckin’ B Bull Ride with Phil Vassar. Our free grandstand shows include Uncle Si and the Sicotics, Ben & Noel Haggard, and Chris Knight.

Advanced discounted tickets are available through August 7 at select One Stop and Stop In food stores. All concert tickets and details can be found at www.statefairofwv.com or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX(3849).

The 2018 State Fair themed “Unforgettable Fun,” is a 10-day Fair scheduled August 9-18, 2018. The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million dollar economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.