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FAIRLEA, W. Va (WVVA)-- With the State Fair of West Virginia underway but some stormy skies overhead, you don't have to let it rain on your parade.

The fair's manager Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe tells us there is still plenty to do, even when the sun isn't shining.

The livestock barns are all covered, whether you are showing animals or just want to have a look. Also, many vendors and performers have seating under big tents, which come in handy if you get caught in the rain.

Exhibition halls like the West Virginia Building and the Youth Center are scattered throughout the fairgrounds as well, and of course those are covered as well.

"You can stay busy kind of hopskotching from building to building," said Pierson-Jolliffe. "Two different covered shopping, retail areas... so you know, rain can sometimes slow us down but honestly, you can still have a great day at the fair with a little bit of rain."

Events coming up this weekend include performances by Casting Crowns on Saturday and the Austin Mahone concert on Sunday.

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