Thursday, August 3
2 - 7 pm Entering of Exhibits,
2 - 7 pm Vendors Set Up,
7:00 pm 4-H Judging
All-Weekend Events -
Friday & Saturday
6:30 am-10:00 am PVHS Country Breakfast
Active Beehive Demo
Antique Tractor - Engine Display
Broken H Traveling Train Show
Goat Milk Soap Making Demonstrations
Kids’ Inflatables, Mobile Zipline, Rock Wall, Euro-Bungee
Mercer County Heritage Exhibits
in conjunction with the
Mercer County Commission
Mining Exhibit by Jay Chapman
Parade of Power 12:00 noon
Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)
Those Who Served War Museum Exhibits
Wood Turning Demonstrations
Friday, August 4
Rabbits Must be entered before 6 pm
Antique Tractor - Engine Display, All Day
Wood Turning Demonstrations, All Day
Exhibits Judged at 9 am, Exhibit Hall closed to public.
Exhibit Hall opens 12 noon, closes at 8 pm
8:00-10:00 am - PVHS Country Breakfast
9:00 am Vendors Open
10:30 am Meet & Greet with the Princeton Rays
3:00 pm Meet WVU Mountaineer Mascot
7:00 pm Rabbits Judged
MCF Friday Evening Concert Series
5:00 pm Bill & Karl (stage area)
6:00 pm Tim White & the VW Boys (stage area)
7:00 pm Lulu Roman’s Bluegrass & Lots of Laughs Tour (stage area)
7:00 pm WVHSRA Open Rodeo
Saturday, August 5
6:30-10:00 am PVHS Country Breakfast
9:00 am Vendors Open,
Exhibit Hall Open (Exhibit Hall closes at 8:00 pm.)
(Exhibit pickup Saturday 8:00 - 9:00 pm
or Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 pm)
Peters Mountain Antique Tractor Pull - Registration Opens at 9 am - Sponsored by Ramey Toyota
Tractor & Engine Show - Sponsored by Reynolds Construction
Active Beehive Demo
Antique Tractor Skills Games
Home Canning Demonstrations 11:00 am - Bring your pressure canner lid for a FREE test!
Junior Fire Fighter Training
Parade of Power (throughout Campus at 12 noon)
Pedal Tractor Pull (Kids and Adults)
1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm pull-off
1:00 pm Bluefield State Robotics Team (cafeteria area)
2:00 pm USA Martial Arts Karate Demo (stage area)
MCF Saturday Concert Series
1:00 pm Stages School of Music (stage area)
3:00 pm Clinton Collins (stage area)
4:00 pm Chosen Road (stage area)
5:00 pm The Graham Twins (stage area)
6:00 pm The Church Sisters (stage area)
4:00 pm Pee Wee & Youth Rodeo (WVHSRA Arena)
7:00 pm WVHSRA Open Rodeo
WV High School & Junior High School Division Association
Presented at the 2017 Mercer County Fair
August 4-5, 2017
Youth and Peewee Rodeo Saturday - 4:00 P.M. only
Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, Goat Tying, Break-Away Roping,
Chute Doggin’, Calf Roping, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling,
Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding & Mutton Bustin’ !!!
Payout High School and older is 75%
Preregistration is required!
Registration and questions: email@example.com
by July 17, 2017
On Rodeo Day – Check in at announcer’s stand
2 hours prior to Rodeo
More info here
or at www.wvhsrarodeo.org
WV QUILT DOCUMENTION PROJECT TO RECORD QUILT HISTORY
The WV Quilt Documentation Project is seeking to record the history of quilts made or currently residing in West Virginia with two “documentation” days held during the Mercer County Fair, August 4 and 5, 2017. The “documentation” days are part of an ongoing effort to record West Virginia’s quilt artistry and history, and to create a record for future historians and researchers. The focus of the project , the second of its kind in WV, is quilts made prior to 1970.
The WV Quilt Documentation Project is sponsored by WV Quilters, Inc., in collaboration with the WV Division of Culture and History. This program is presented with support from the WV Dept. of Education and the Arts.
“We enjoy quilts because of the many beautiful fabrics sewn together to put on a bed or cover up to keep warm,” said Fran Kordek, coordinator of the Project. “It is important that we properly document, care for, and preserve these fabrics of our lives.” There is no charge for bringing the quilts, however, the gate entry fee for the Fair applies. After documentation, you can continue to enjoy the Fair. Quilts should be brought in”as is” . It is not necessary to clean or mend quilts, as this may harm the fabric. We are interested in having thee quilts photographed, and examined, and to record any history or documentation related to the quilts.
Family photos, especially those showing the quilt and quilt maker, and details about the quilt maker such as birth date, death date, maiden name, and married name, and religious or ethnic background, are especially helpful. Details about the quilt, such as whether it was made for a special occasion or won a ribbon at a fair, is useful. In cases where the quit maker is unknown, the item is still worthy of documentation.
Records and documentation about the quilts will be stored in the archives managed by the WV Division of Culture and History in Charleston. Photographs of the quilts and the related information will be added to a national database(The Quilters Index) for scholars and educators. Personal information about the quilt owners will be kept confidential.
Documentation on August 4 and 5 will be by appointment from 10 am- 3pm. Appointments can be made by calling 304-425-7262 (Anna Johnson, volunteer). We also need volunteers to help on registration day. For more information, you can visit the website www.wvquilters.org.