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Brooke Fair Offers Variety Of Activities

June 18, 2014
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

The 2014 Brooke County Fair once again will offer a variety of activities, food, entertainment and competitions.

The fair will be held Sept. 5-7 at Brooke Hills Park, which is on W.Va. 27 about five miles east of Wellsburg.

A schedule of entertainment and activities will be posted at the fair's website at

Since its revival in 2002, following a hiatus of more than 20 years, the fair's schedule has swelled with a variety of live local entertainment, demolition derbys, mud bogs, eating contests and children's activities led by Brooke County 4-H members.

It also has included amusement rides and inflatable attractions for children, chain saw carving, tomahawk tossing and other demonstrations.

The fair is known for its many competitions, with a tug-of-war pitting children from the county's primary schools a highlight. Pupils from Jefferson Primary School in Follansbee will defend their title this year after winning last year's event.

There also will be a Brooke County Fair Idol singing contest, mud volleyball, chili cook-off, assorted eating contests and on Sunday, Twins Day, an event in which twins of all ages receive prizes for being the pair who traveled farthest and falling into other categories.

Patty Lish, who will co-chair the fair this year with Cathy Hervey, said there are plans to add a 4K run, sponsored by Brooke County 4-H, as well as a lawn dice tournament and tractor pulls.

She added this year's event will include a mud bog, demolition derby, professional wrestling and a petting zoo with farm animals.

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