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Helvetia Community Fair

The Helvetia Community Fair takes place Saturday Sept 12 and Sunday Sept 13 in Helvetia, WV. Saturday begins at 9a and goes until 10p, with a dance at 7p. Sunday's festivities begin with a run 9a and ends at 6p.

You can find pictures, videos and more info at Facebook.com/HelvetiaFair Or apply to be a vendor at HelvetiaFair.com The Helvetia Community Fair celebrates the rich culture and history of Helvetia, WV, a small Swiss community located in Randolph County. One of the oldest agricultural fairs in West Virginia, the Helvetia Community Fair encourages local families, friends, and visitors to celebrate our harvest and our heritage. To commence the celebrations, local farmers, artisans, and children display their work at the Helvetia Community Hall the second full weekend in September. Canned green beans, yellow squash, pfeffernüsse cookies, tatting, wildflower arrangements, 4-H projects, watercolor paintings, and much more line the hall to honor the past year and to uphold a history. While exploring the blue ribbon exhibits, the kitchen is bustling with volunteers who prepare food for a day full of festivities, including a parade, Swiss folk dancing, Fahnenschwingen (Swiss flag swinging), Alp horn playing, yodeling, field games, relays, a square dance, and much more. Helvetia’s original settlers proved they could withstand harsh winters and rugged terrain while retaining the traditions of their mother country, Switzerland. Our hope is that the Helvetia Community Fair reflects that character, celebrates our ancestry, and encourages our children to hold on to our traditions.
Date: 9/12/2015 - 9/13/2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM