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WIC Sign Ups Available At Fairs, Festivals This Summer

Young people riding an amusement park ride with the sun setting in the background.Eric Douglas/West Virginia Public Broadcasting

It’s not always easy to know where to go and what to do when you are applying for government aid.

In an effort to take more information to the public, staff from the West Virginia Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as West Virginia WIC, are heading out to fairs and festivals in local communities this summer. 

As part of an ongoing effort to modernize services and remove barriers to accessing WIC benefits, the West Virginia WIC program will utilize an online participant portal to accept applications.

“Fairs and festivals are an opportunity for WIC staff to meet families in the community while highlighting the support and public health services available through WIC clinics,” said Jamie Wilkinson, outreach coordinator for West Virginia WIC’s Office of Nutrition Services. “We look forward to seeing new faces as well as those who have been a part of the WIC program since their pregnancy and child’s birth.”

Local West Virginia WIC agencies will host children’s activities, diaper changing stations and mother’s lounge for infant feeding, and free farmers markets while enrolling eligible families at the following events. Dates listed indicate West Virginia WIC staff presence; some events extend for additional days. 


Marshall County Fair (July 24-30)

Jackson County Jr. Fair (July 28-29) 

WV Hot Dog Festival (July 29)


Tri-County Fair (August 3-5) 

Braxton County Fair (August 1-5)

Berkeley County Youth Fair (August 5-12) 

WV State Fair (August 10-19)

Town and Country Days (August 14-19) 

Parkersburg Homecoming (August 18-19)   


Italian Heritage Festival (September 1-3)

Beckley Kids Classic Festival (September 9)

Preston County Buckwheat Festival (Sept 28-30)

Autumn Fest (Sept 30)

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