The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

March 24, 2013

State Fair announces 3rd annual pie bake-off

LEWISBURG — The 2013 State Fair is set for Aug. 9 through Aug. 17 and fair officials are looking for West Virginia’s best pie baker. The third annual “Best of the Counties” pie bake-off is a competition between each of West Virginia’s 55 counties to determine bragging rights for being the home of West Virginia’s best pie baker.

To nominate a neighbor, friend or family member, simply visit and complete the pie bake-off ballot. The person receiving the most votes for a particular county will be invited to participate in the contest at the State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 10. All nominations must be received by the Fair office no later than 12 noon on May 13. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st place — $150 and the limited edition Fiesta Ware/State Fair of West Virginia pie dish; 2nd place — $100; and 3rd place — $50.

Winners in 2012 were: 1st place — Jane Bird, Mason County; 2nd place — Susan Kirkpatrick, Gilmer County; and 3rd place — Norma Young, Monroe County.

If you do not have access to the Internet, simply submit your name, address, and phone number, and your nominee’s name, address, county, and phone number to State Fair of WV, PO Drawer 986, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

The 2013 State Fair is themed “Feel the Magic.” For more information, please visit, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.