Category: Youth Fair News

BCYF Launches New App

Download the App today & get all the latest on the 2022 Fair!

We are so excited to introduce the all-new Berkeley County Youth Fair App
Don’t wait, download it to your phone today!

With the APP you can quickly find:

  • Full Fair Map
  • Vendors
  • Fair Week Schedule
  • Nightly Entertainment

…all in one place on your smart phone

Plus, you will start receiving notifications through the app of important updates about the Fair, as well as get the first hand scoop on all of the great things we have planned for this year’s 75th Anniversary

So what are you waiting for?
Download the BCYF App today!
Scan the QR code or download from these specific links below

Applehttps://apps.apple.com/us/app/bc-youth-fair/id1617143070
Androidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.f85c378127a2.www
OR https://apps.scmarketingwv.com/promo/Berkeley%20County%20Youth%20Fair
OR search “BCYF” or #berkeleycountyyouthfair in yourrespective app stores.

Download The App
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BCYF 75th Anniversary!

Celebrating 75 Years of Timeless Traditions with Us!

A letter from BCYF President Dawn Pingley:

“2022 will mark a milestone for the Berkeley County Youth Fair as we embark upon our 75th Year Anniversary.   I hope that you will join us July 30th thru August 6th to celebrate and commemorate those 75 years of Timeless Traditions.

For many years, actually dating back as early as 1916, the annual fair was a one-to-three-day event held as the Berkeley County Fair.  There were exhibits (both livestock and “fancywork”).  Then in 1947, the Berkeley County Youth Fair was founded and remains as the annual county fair for Berkeley County.
Over the past 75 years, the fair has grown into a seven day event held the first week of August.  There have been so many through out the years that have contributed to the growth and success of this organization and they have never lost sight of the reason this organization was formed – The Youth.

Exhibitors, I challenge each of you to embrace this week with open arms and live in the moment.  Don’t measure your success by the ribbons or awards you receive, but measure your success by the memories you make.  Take this opportunity to learn, make new friends, reconnect with old friends, help others and above all have fun.
Thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, and the community for making this week happen.  It takes all of you to give these exhibitors an experience they will remember for years to come.

I welcome you to the 75th Annual Berkeley County Youth Fair and hope you will stop by and see all the amazing youth exhibits, have a funnel cake, watch a livestock show or eating contest, attend a track event, or simply just stroll around and re-connect with some old fair friends or make some new fair friends.  Come be a part of the “Timeless Traditions” that BCYF is celebrating at the 2022 fair!!”

Dawn B. Pingley 
President – Berkeley County Youth Fair Association

Celebrate 75 Years

Artists Announced for Concert!

Featuring 3 WV Artists

Join us at the Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds on Wednesday August 3rd at 7:00PM in the Track Area for a night of live music at the “Bringing It Back Home” Concert 💛💙

We have three fan-favorite West Virginia artists that are rising stars, making their mark on the airwaves and will no doubt put together a concert event like never before at the BCYF. All three Nashville recording artists will be bringing their chart-rising songs to the fairgrounds for back to back performances that will BRING IT BACK HOME🏠

One of those artists, returning for her second year in a row at BCYF is Morgan White. Born in the Southern coalfields of WV, Morgan is referred to as a modern day “Coal Miner’s Daughter”! Her first album entitled “I’m Gone” produced TWO #1 Singles! 2019 proved to be a huge year for Morgan at the Josie Music Awards with THREE NOMINATIONS and taking home the coveted FEMALE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR award! In 2021, Morgan INKED a deal with NashTown Entertainment! She is currently taking COUNTRY MUSIC RADIO by STORM with her brand new single, “Take Me”🎙

The second artist is Chris Darlington, who was raised in the Eastern Panhandle of WV. Chris later found himself on the Nashville stages of The Second Fiddle, The Stage, Tootsies and Crossroads, directly in the heart of Broadway. His artistry led him to write and record nine tracks in Nashville music studios. His streaming history on Spotify reflects over 200,000 streams and 93,000 listeners, with streams in 124 countries. Currently a Deputy Sheriff, Chris released a track titled “Hold That Line” in March 2022 written about his 17 year career in Law Enforcement. His newest release “”Stay For A Little While” dropped in April to radio and is making it’s way down the Music Row charts.

Our final Artist spotlight is local favorite – the Nathan Bartgis Band. Born and raised in Berkeley County WV, Nathan grew up on his grandparents farm in Hedgesville. With many valuable lessons and skills learned that growing up on a farm in a blue collar family offers, it produced an unexpected talent found in 2014 after accepting Jesus and becoming saved. After many years of writing songs and testing them out at local venues, Nathan took his songs to Nashville and recorded his first EP Album In 2019 labeled “That Kinda Man”, with several songs off of this album such as “Coming Home” and “Cold and Lonesome” topping independent artist music charts. He continues to keep the momentum going with his band, an original country/southern rock band that brings a unique, but authentic sound that you don’t want to miss! In addition to Bartgis, the band consists of Michael Lehew, Troy Lehew, and Brian Martin. With the newest single “Country” released in March 2022, you’ll find yourself reminiscing on a 90’s country sound with a little bit of rock-n-roll.

Bring It Back Home

Jubilee Online Auction!

Who’s ready to do some bidding on the Jubilee Online Auction?

The Auction link is now live and continues through June 4!

Check out the link below
https://www.facebook.com/groups/753250288179969/permalink/2070448156460169/?fs=e&s=cl

Get Pre-registered and start your watch list!
Support the Youth of Berkeley County

If you aren’t going to be present at the Jubilee event on June 4th but are bidding on the online auction, committee members will be at the fairgrounds on June 5 from 2 to 4pm to pickup your items.

Jubilee Online Auction

2022 Youth Fair Catalog Cover Contest

The 2022 Berkeley County Youth Fair Catalog Cover Contest is underway.  Any member of 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or the Boys and Girls Club is eligible to participate.  The theme for the 2022 Berkeley County Youth Fair is “THE BERKELEY COUNTY YOUTH FAIR CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF TIMELESS TRADITIONS”. When you are finished, your final design must meet the required finished page size and must be in the proper format (.pdf).  Below is information you will need when creating your entry:

Creating the Cover:

  • Launch and use any creative computer program which can be converted to .pdf format (required for printer)
  • Set final page size to measure 5.5” x 8.5”
  • Art should be colorful and bright (no trademark characters or logos may be used)
  • Ensure all information (listed below) is included on your cover
  • Save your files as .pdf
  • Email your entry to faircatalog@berkeleycountyyouthfair.org

Information that MUST be included on the cover:

  • Theme: THE BERKELEY COUNTY YOUTH FAIR CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF TIMELESS TRADITIONS”
  • Dates: July 30,2022 – August 6, 2022
  • Please include the following wording on the cover:
    • No Firearms or Weapons
    • No Pets, No Alcohol
    • Shirt and Shoes MUST be Worn

Include the following with your Cover Entry Submission:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Club or Chapter
  • School
  • Phone Number(s)
  • Email Address

ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE BY MARCH 15, 2022

Any questions or concerns can be emailed to faircatalog@berkeleycountyyouthfair.org

GOOD LUCK AND BE CREATIVE!!!!!

Share Your Photos – 75th year of the BCYF

We are so excited to be celebrating the 75th year of the Berkeley County Youth Fair! Please help us document the history and share memories of this 75 year journey by submitting your special images from over the years to this portal. The pictures will be used for our 75th Anniversary Gala presentation as well as on social media throwback posts leading up to the fair for several months before the fair kicks off! By submitting these images, you give permission for us to use in various forms of promotion for our fair. Thanks for being apart of the celebration! Let’s se how many memories you can dig up to share!

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