Written by a attendee of the fair who passed through on chance the first year and revisited the event:
I have attended the West Virginia State Honey Festival at the Parkersburg City Park in previous years. There is an admission fee and vendors that follow the typical fair scene. The part that makes this event special is the West Virginian and nearby Ohioan vendors providing small scale honey, each with a story. The beekeeper who sold me honey had his family help package if for me and told me about their land. Education events brought by a bee keeping society were entertaining for children and adults. I could not find raw honey for sale, all appeared to be proudly pasteurized. I'm glad that all the merchants took care to make their honey safe for consumption but would have appreciated the variety of being able to purchase raw local honey that is popular in the homeopathic circles. I entered a baking contest the 2nd year. That was discontinued for 2013. Maybe they'll bring it back.