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Barbour County Fair postponed until 2021

PHILIPPI — Officials announced Monday that the 45th Barbour County Fair will be postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The announcement came in the form of a letter posted on the Barbour County Fair Facebook page Monday evening.

“The Barbour County Fair Board, in conjunction with the Barbour County Commission, have made the difficult decision to postpone the 45th Barbour County Fair until 2021,” the letter reads. “This decision was not made lightly.

“Planning for the 45th Fair began last September and board members have spent countless hours organizing this event. Our county fair is one of the largest, oldest and best-known fairs in the state of West Virginia; the health and safety of our community takes precedence during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

At the bottom of the letter are the names of the Barbour County Fair Board Executive Committee — Debbie Schoonover, Ron Schoonover, Teresa Nestor, Bill Renzell, Sheri Summerfield, Eddie Weese and Ben Fancher — and the Barbour County Commission, Susie Cvechko, Tim McDaniel and Jamie Carpenter.

The event had been scheduled for Aug. 29 – Sept. 5 at the Barbour County Fairgrounds.

In addition to a Queen’s Pageant and a Minor Court, the Fair annually features many exhibits, a livestock show, a carnival, a parade, ATV races, a demolition derby and many other events.

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