DANVILLE – Several hundred people came to Lick Creek Field in Danville to celebrate the 82nd Boone County Fair on August 6, 7 and 8.
On August 2, there was a car show from 1 to 4 p.m., along with wrestling starting at 2 p.m. at Lick Creek Field.
The local VFW Post 5578 were part of the opening ceremonies. The fair featured vendor booths with crafts, food, jewelry and an informational booth, as well as quilts, paintings, art and carnival rides.
There was entertainment nightly, food vendors set up by the gates and vendors selling their goods on the field.
In the craft building there were beautiful quilts, photography, paintings and more that were judged.
Civil War actors and a cannon were also part of the fair, as well as great concerts including gospel music, Corey Hager and the Davisson Brothers Band.
Special guests at the fair included an Old West Town, a working Blacksmith shop, chainsaw carving and Dewayne Hill.
For additional information, visit the fair’s online Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/889419707766426/
The fair lineup included:
• August 6th
Rick K & the Allnighters, known as “America’s Most Exciting Show Band” took everyone on a high speed tour cross country of rock’s greatest hits.
• August 7th
Lip Sync Battle
Dewayne Hill magician
• August 8th
Davisson Brothers Band performed their unique style of music, infusing a remarkable blend of country, southern rock and bluegrass to create a distinctive sound.
The fair ended with a fireworks show.
The fair board thanked contributors and volunteer groups including Dr. Ron Stollings, Shaffer and Shaffer, Premier Bank, Boone Memorial Hospital, Boone County Economic Development and Tourism Office, the Boone County Commission, the Boone County Civil Air Patrol, the Boone County Maintenance Department, the Madison detachment of the West Virginia State Police, the Town of Danville, Boone County Parks & Recreation, the V.F.W. Daniel Boone Post 5578, Jim Gore with the Boone County Commission, Wayne Price and WZAC radio, the Coal Valley News, Blake Lambert, the Danville Lions Club, the Boone County Ambulance Authority, the volunteer fire departments of Danville, Madison, Morrisvale, Racine, Spruce River, Van, Wharton and Whitesville.
The Boone County Fair is a non-profit organization. Support for the fair is made possible by donations from contributors, sponsors and advertisements. Donations, contributions and sponsorship of the fair can be made year-round and mailed to: Boone County Fair Association, P.O. Box 129, Danville, WV 25053.
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