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West Virginia University at the State Fair of West Virginia

Save the Date! August 8-17, 2024

West Virginia University Building

The State Fair of West Virginia attracts tens of thousands of fans each day. West Virginia University has a strong presence each day, showcasing academic programs, resources and outreach initiatives. This event is a great way to connect with future students, parents, alumni, fans and others who are passionate about the University.

WVU and WVU Extension host exhibits in the WVU Building for the duration of the Fair. The interactive exhibits provide visitors with a unique opportunity to get to know WVU (and, in some cases, reconnect with the university). Learn about germs. Try out your canning knowledge. See what a WVU residence hall room looks like. Participate in a drone demonstration. Purchase some branded gear. The WVU Building is a must-see at the State Fair. Stop by and see us. We look forward to seeing you!

Find us on the State Fair Map.

  • At the WVU Building, Underwood 4-H Youth Center, and livestock barns.
  • Stay tuned for a list of exhibitors and activities later in July!

4-H & FFA Youth Livestock Competition

State Fair 4-H Livestock Competition - young firls showing their sheep

Through WVU Extension’s 4-H program, our youths participate in livestock projects throughout the year. These young people spend an incredible amount of time preparing for livestock shows, and the State Fair gives them an opportunity to showcase their hard work. Check out the State 4-H and FFA Junior Livestock Competition and show your support!

4-H Exhibits at the Cecil H. Underwood Youth Center

Each year, our 4-H'ers spend countless hours learning about various topics and completing their 4-H projects. The best of the best will be on display during the State Fair, including projects about food, robotics, quilts, rocketry and more. Visitors also can participate in some fun augmented reality games available in the building. Be sure to stop by and check them out!