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Rockingham County Fair

Rockingham County Fair

The Rockingham County Fair is an annual event in Harrisonburg every mid August. This year’s fair takes place Aug. 16 to 21.

Since 1949, the county fair has been an integral and exciting part of the Rockingham community. (more…)

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Prince William County Fair

Prince William County Fair

The Prince William County Fair in August is the largest county fair in Virginia. Nearly 100,000 people visit it every year. The 2021 event takes place Aug. 13 to 21. (more…)

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Chesterfield County Fair

Chesterfield County Fair

Chesterfield County Fair, which has been in existence more than 100 years, occurs every year in August. The 2021 event will take place from Aug. 27 to Sept. 4. (more…)

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Carroll County Fair

The Carroll County Fair is held yearly in late August on fairgrounds located at the Southwest Virginia Farmer’s Market in Hillsville.

The fair has a daily gate entrance fee that includes for all the events.

Goals of the fair:

– To be both fun and educational for people of all ages.

– To give our community an economical place to enjoy themselves while learning AgDayabout the importance of Agriculture.

– To become a community event that everyone takes pride in.

– To give individuals a chance to reminisce about the way things used to be and at the same time show how agriculture and the area has progressed.

– To have folks come away from the Fair with a better understanding of the area’s agriculture diversity and agriculture’s importance to the area’s economy.

– To have a wide variety of fun events for children of all ages such as the carnival rides, storytelling, beauty pageant, and 4-H family fun games, and more.

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New Kent County Fair

The New Kent County Fair takes place every year in mid to late August.

The event features a parade, a pageant, a 5K and a Kid’s Fun Run. It is a three-day event appropriate and entertaining for the whole family.

Location

The New Kent County Fair will take place at the Colonial Downs Race Track in New Kent County, Virginia.

New Kent County is one of the oldest counties in the state of Virginia. The county has many attractions, including Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestowne.

The address of the Colonial Downs Racetrack is 10515 Colonial Downs Parkway, Virginia.

From Richmond, New Kent County is a 40 minute drive away. From Washington, D.C., New Kent County is about two and a half hours away. From Roanoke, New Kent County is three and a half hours away.

Hours and Schedule

The fair is scheduled to open to the public at 5 p.m. Friday. The fair will be open that night until 9 p.m.

A 5K and Fun Run are held each year. See the fair’s official website for event information and entry forms.

On Saturday, the fair opens to the public at 9 a.m. The parade takes place on the racetrack at 10 a.m.

On Sunday, the fair opens at noon. The Miss New Kent County Fair Introduction will take place on Sunday.

Events

The fair features an Exotic Animal Petting Zoo. The Petting Zoo will be open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The New Kent County Fair also has Home and Garden Exhibits and Raging Bull Rides each day.

A car show will take place on Saturday. It is $20 to register a car for the show in advance, and $30 to register on site.

A portion of this registration fee is donated to the New Kent Historical Society.

A Duck and Goose Calling Contest takes place on Sunday. It is $5 for youth 15 and under to enter the contest and $10 for adults.

Additional games, vendors, and food stands will be present at the fair.

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Lee County Fair

Lee County Fair is one of the earliest fairs each year, scheduled for late August.

Special events include a tractor pull, beauty contest, demolition derby and horse show. Concerts feature performers on stage.

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