Be a Premier Exhibitor at the Taylor County Fair
August 16-20, 2016

Office Information

WVU Extension Service
Taylor County Office
7 Hospital Plaza
Grafton, WV 26354

Phone 304-265-3303
Fax 304-265-1480
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 4:30
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WVU Serving all 55 of West Virginia’s Counties

The WVU Extension Service provides programs in 4-H Youth Development, Families and Health, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community, Economic and Workforce Development with support from West Virginia University faculty and staff. WVU also maintains an historic special-mission campus at WVU Jackson’s Mill Center for Lifelong Learning and State 4-H Camp, near Weston, West Virginia.

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General Rules and Regulations for Departments B through I:
If you click on the department below, the specific categories are available for download

DEPARTMENT B - Agricultural Produce
DEPARTMENT D - Fine Arts and Crafts
DEPARTMENT E - Needlework
DEPARTMENT G - Educational Exhibits
DEPARTMENT H - FFA Members Exhibits
DEPARTMENT I – 4-H Exhibits

Check-In Times Sunday, August 14th from 6-8pm, Monday, August 15th from 9am-12pm
Check-Out Time Sunday, August 21st from 1-5pm

1. Exhibits will not be accepted outside of normal check-in times.
2. Exhibits cannot be picked up before normal check-out times.
3. Premiums will not be awarded simply because the article is the best of its kind exhibited. The judge must consider it worthy of a premium upon its intrinsic merit or may refuse to award a premium of any kind.
4. In any class where there is no competition, the judge must sign a statement that the animal or article is worthy of first place money; otherwise, a blue ribbon will be awarded but only second money will be paid.
5. When there is no competition a ribbon may be given (if worthy) with corresponding money paid. If in a class no exhibits are worthy, neither ribbons nor prize money will be awarded. The decision of the judges is final.
6. Premiums will be paid according to the records turned in to the WVU Extension Office by the chairpersons and not by the ribbons presented.
7. Fair officials will take every precaution for the safekeeping of exhibits after their final arrival and arrangement in the building, but will not be responsible for any damage or loss that may occur.

NEW 2016 Be a Premier Exhibitor at the Taylor County Fair

This year the fair has added new incentives for exhibiting your Produce, Fine Arts, Needlepoint, Flowers, and Foods. The “Premier Exhibitor” title will be awarded in each of those five departments to the individual who received the greatest number of 1st places in their respective department. In addition to the premium money received from their 1st place exhibits, these Premier Exhibitors will receive a $50 prize, rosette, and special award.

West Virginia University Extension Service—Here to Serve You!

The Taylor County Extension program is informal education designed to “help people help themselves” in acquiring knowledge and improving their quality of life. If you cannot find information you are wanting though our site, you can always call or email our office.

The Cooperative Extension Service provides programs in the areas of 4-H and Youth, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Resources and Economic Development, Family Nutrition, and Family and Consumer Sciences. To meet and support the needs of local people and Taylor County map communities, county faculty and staff involve local residents in developing and leading specific programs and activities.

To effectively reach diverse audiences, Extension educators offer a variety of educational programs through many methods and media including workshops, meetings, exhibits and fairs, newsletters, telephone calls, letters and individual consultations.

Part of the National Cooperative Extension System

All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation’s more than 100 land-grant colleges and universities including WVU, have another critical mission: Extension. Extension means reaching out, and along with teaching and research land-grant institutions extend their resources, solving public needs with college or university resources through local programs. With more than 3,000 county offices in the USA, the National Cooperative Extension System is the local front door for many citizens to their state land-grant institutions.