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Locals flock to West Alexander Fair

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The West Alexander Fair may take place in Pennsylvania, but every year it attracts thousands of people from all across the Ohio Valley.

Locals call it "the week the world stops" as all 325 residents of West Alexander head to the fair.

“We have everything from livestock, midway rides, all kinds of good food to eat and entertainment goes on nightly in two different locations,” said Dwight Hunter, director of the Fair Association. “If you like a good country fair, that's what we are.”

From carnival rides to livestock shows -- the fair grounds are filled with childhood memories.

“I've grown up here since I was three, I’ve always been coming here. I've shown animals. Entered things, so it's a community event. Everyone comes,” said Ashley Tremel, 2016 West Alexander Fair Queen.

Celebrated traditions--all archived on a new addition at the fairgrounds -- a history wall celebrating their 111 years.

“Pictures and graphs and bullet points to see what we've come through since 1906 clear up to 2017,” said Hunter.

The fair runs until Saturday -- wrapping up with the Farmer's Olympics at 8 o'clock.

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