The 2012 West Virginia State Fair
by Roanna Martin
From August 10-18, 2012, Lewisburg, West Virginia bustled with activity as folks from around the state gathered to enjoy “Memories that grow… year after year.” A fair is a great place to go as an outing with your friends or family, and if you are from West Virginia you’re bound to run into someone you know. Celebrations of culture and heritage are a beautiful thing, and much of the entertainment at the Fair showcases these qualities.
I took a weekend away from my studies at WVU where I am in the midst of my dietetic internship to spend some time soaking up the Fair. The first stop on my visit was to the West Virginia building to see the home and garden displays. I was not disappointed- there was a great variety of talent showcased in the building.
These two cakes caught my eye with their intricate detail. I could not decide which one to share, so I decided to share both. The one on the left captures the essence and glamour of a fair, while the one on the right makes my vegetable-loving heart happy.
along with an assortment of other homegrown produce and eggs.
I left the fair with a greater appreciation of the diversity and productivity of this beautiful state.