The Berkeley County Youth Fair
Where can you find monster trucks, fun foods, rockin’ bands, educational exhibitions, farm animals and tummy-twisting carnival rides? At the Berkley County Youth Fair!
On August 2nd, 2014, the gates will open to the 67th annual youth fair; gate admission is FREE on opening night. Photo credit: Flickr
The carnival portion of the fair is sponsored by PennWood Shows and will offer “All You Can Ride” wristbands and “Single Ride” tickets during the fair’s duration August 2-9.
Before the fair’s gates open on August 2 at the Berkley County Youth Fair Grounds (2419 Golf Course Road in Martinsburg), the 55th Annual Miss Berkley County Youth Fair event will begin at 6:30 p.m. also at the fairgrounds.
The Berkeley County Youth Fair is looking for big eaters to participate in the three featured eating contests. This year, watermelon, donuts and ice cream are the foods of choice. For the dates and time of each contest, check the Berkeley County Youth Fair’s website for Special Fair Activities.
Filled with many fun and engaging components, the Berkeley County Youth Fair also offers a service project. In its continuing outreach and partnership activities with Berkley County Schools, the Berkeley County Youth Fair is encouraging the community to bring new school supplies that (at a later time) will be distributed to area school children who are in need. Supplies will be collected during the day in the office a the fair grounds and also in the evening at the Berkley County Schools’ booth. Please check the list of the most needed supplies.
As always, this event offers a little something for everyone: animal lovers, big truck enthusiasts and tractor pullers of all sizes. That’s right. There is even a tractor pull activity for the little ones and plenty of chances for them to participate. On Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and then again on Saturday at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., the Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull contest will be offered. Other truck and tractor pull activities are also being offered. Paid admission to the Berkeley County Youth Fair will also allow FREE entrance to the Monster Truck Summer Nationals & Quad Wars. The world famous Equalizer will be on display. Those who are knowledgeable in livestock have an opportunity to put that knowledge on display and be competitive. Livestock Jeopardy will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The Berkeley County Youth Fair’s organizers are looking for a few helping hands. Anyone who is age 16 or older are asked to serve as volunteers in the Pop Stand and the Main Concession Stand areas.
With such a multitude of activities over multiple days, be sure to check the Berkeley County Youth Fair’s website often, as information may change.
The Linda Kilroy Team loves the Berkeley County Youth Fair and hopes to see you there. If you or anyone you know is looking to buy or sell a home in the area, please give them a call at (304) 725-1145. They can help you find the home of your dreams.