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Orange County Fair Celebrates Agricultural Heritage

Orange County Historical Society
Orange County Historical Society is one of the local attractions in Orange. Wikipedia
During the Orange County Fair in the fourth week of July, the community celebrates its role in American history, its agricultural heritage, and the traditional values that created and help it sustain its way of life.

The Orange County Fair is an old fashioned county fair in the truest sense; no midway carnival, no high pressure selling activities.

Each year, the fair puts together a collection of activities, contests, and entertainment aimed at creating a fun atmosphere for all members of the community and its guests.

Fair sponsors invite people to enjoy a clean, wholesome, family-oriented weekend that focuses on the joy of rural living. The Orange County Fair is a safe place for children to experience our agricultural heritage.

Highlights include: 4-H livestock shows, cloggers, challenge events for the kids, live music, cow-milking, mule jumping competition, antique tractor pull, demolition derby, draft horse and mule demonstrations, frisbee dog competition, Jack Russell races, magic shows, pony rides, petting zoo, crafts and commerical booths, tempting county fair food, and spirited competitions for the best tomato, apple pie, & cross-stitching.

The town of Orange lies along VA Route 15 between Gordonsville and Culpeper in central Virginia. It is 75 miles northwest of Richmond, 28 miles northeast of Charlottesville and 50 miles due west of Fredericksburg.

The most famous attraction in Orange County is James Madison’s home at Montpelier. Other attractions include the James Madison Museum, Barboursville Ruins, Ellwood Manor, Wilderness Battlefield and the Civil War Museum at the Exchange Hotel.

The county has two golf courses: Meadows Farm Golf Course and Rapidan Golf Club. The largest recreational area is Lake Anna State Park, which features swimming, canoeing, hiking and kayaking.

Venue: New Fairgrounds
Date(s): Wednesday, Jul. 20 - Saturday, Jul. 23, 2016
Location: Orange
Address: 14500 Old Gordonsville Road, 22960
Telephone: (540) 661-5393
Web site:
Latitude: 38.204465
Longitude: -78.121218
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