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State Fair announces Third Annual Pie Bake-Off

Mar. 28, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- So everyone tells you that your pie is the best. Well, it's time to put that to the test.

The 2013 State Fair of West Virginia is set for Aug. 9 through 17, and fair officials are looking for West Virginia's best pie baker.

The third annual "Best of the Counties" pie bake off is a competition between each of West Virginia's 55 counties to determine bragging rights for being the home of West Virginia's best pie baker.

To nominate a neighbor, friend or family member simply visit www.statefairofwv.com and complete the pie bake off ballot. The person receiving the most votes for a particular county will be invited to participate in the contest at the State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 10. All nominations must be received by the Fair office no later than noon on May 13. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st Place - $150 and the limited edition Fiesta Ware/State Fair of West Virginia pie dish, 2nd Place - $100 and 3rd place $50.

The 2012 winners were: 1st Place - Jane Bird, Mason County; 2nd place, Susan Kirkpatrick, Gilmer County; Norma Young, Monroe County.

If you do not have access to the Internet, submit your name, address and phone number, and your nominee's name, address, county, and phone number to State Fair of WV, PO Drawer 986, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

The 2013 State Fair is themed "Feel the Magic." For more information, visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.