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LEWISBURG, WV (09/18/2017) -- The Annual Fall Giant Flea Market and Antique Show will take place on September 22, 23 and 24, at the State Fair of West Virginia in Lewisburg. The show will be open from 8AM -6PM on Friday and Saturday and from 9AM - 3PM on Sunday.

This year, along with over 150 vendors, the WV Lottery will be set up on Friday and Saturday selling tickets and offering special promotions in their new location the Lottery Hall.

"This is one of our favorite events of the year," State Fair CEO Kelly Collins stated. "Whether you are looking for a unique shopping experience or just spring cleaning and need to get rid of some things, this is the perfect event for you!"

Those wishing to setup for the three-day event can do so by calling 304-645-1090. Visit for more information!

The State Fair Event Center is a 200 acre multi-purpose meeting and exposition facility providing a wide variety of event rental opportunities and hosting over 300 events annually. For more information, please visit, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

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Sept. 14, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky.  – Kentucky State Parks across the Commonwealth will host Halloween events throughout October.

Nearby parks at Yatesville Lake, Carter Caves and Jenny Wiley have events planned fo rHalloweenNearby parks at Yatesville Lake, Carter Caves and Jenny Wiley have events planned fo rHalloween

Many of the park system’s campgrounds will have special activities for campers, including decorations, costumes, hayrides and games for the kids. Resort parks, recreation parks and historic sites will also have special Halloween events during October.

A list of events is available at:

Parents of young children should check in advance as some parks have age recommendations for events.

Many state resort parks have inexpensive rates for lodge rooms and cottages during the fall. In addition to excellent restaurants, Kentucky State Parks have trails, playgrounds and plenty of wildlife viewing areas and fall colors that make for excellent family outings.

For more information about state park events, or to make lodging or camping reservations, visit


Win prizes at the 'West Virginia Makes' Festival

Calling all makers: the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is accepting entries in the Design Challenge at the West Virginia Makes Festival, which celebrates ingenuity and creativity.

The festival’s annual Design Challenge provides hobbyists, inventors, enthusiasts, artists and students of all ages the opportunity to demonstrate their new ideas and skills by presenting their new projects or creations to a panel of judges. Entering the challenge is free and ensures eligibility for cash prizes. Winners will be introduced during an afternoon presentation.

Presented annually by RCBI, the Oct. 6 festival coincides with National Manufacturing Day. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center Plaza and features special exhibits, live music and other entertainment as well as hands-on activities.

Registration for the Design Challenge is required. Signing up is easy at

Sponsors of the 2017 festival include Bernzomatic, Edward Tucker Architects, Marshall University Research Corp., Sterling Supply Company and the West Virginia Manufacturers Association.

For more information about the West Virginia Makes Festival or assistance with registration, phone 304.781.1675.

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