Wayne County Fair held despite wet, dreary weather

August 8, 2018

HUNTINGTON - Scattered showers might have put a damper on several days of the Wayne County Fair, but Mother Nature did not stop families from getting to Camden Park and enjoying the fair’s annual festivities at West Virginia’s only amusement park.

The fair offers a variety of entertainment options, from children’s games to the 4-H livestock show and the exhibit hall, to nearly 30 of Camden Park’s rides and attractions.

Kendra Kiser, her husband, Alan, and their three children took in the Wayne County Fair for the first time, though they had been to Camden Park previously. Kiser said she was happy to brave the weather for a chance to enjoy a day at the fair.

“We thought the rain would scare people off,” Kiser said on opening day, “but we’re glad we came down, and we’ll be here all day.”

Duke and Amanda Parsley came to the fair with the Whites Creek Critters 4-H Club and brought the whole family along. Their children Duke, Josie, Elijah and Bettie Jane Parsley each had livestock on display at the fair, but the Parsleys said they enjoyed the park’s rides between rain showers.

The fair kicked off last Tuesday and wrapped up Saturday, Aug. 4.

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