County fair returns

Press Release

The Fluvanna County Fair is back for its fifth year Aug. 16-18.

The carnival opened a day early, operating Aug. 15-16 from 6-10 p.m., Aug. 17 from 4-10 p.m., and Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.
Fair hours are Aug. 16-17 from 4-9 p.m. and Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $2 per person over 2 years old to get into the fair.

On Friday (Aug. 17) the carnival will open from 10 a.m. to noon for any special needs individual to ride the rides for free. EW Thomas also helps to sponsor this great event.

Thursday from 12-4 p.m. is the home arts entry drop-off followed by the fair opening at 4 p.m. with a 4-H skill-a-thon contest, pep rally at 5:30 p.m. on and around the main stage, balloon rides open at 6 p.m., and a 4-H costume contest and wing eating contest at 7 p.m.

On Friday the 4-H rabbit and poultry show starts at 5:30 p.m. with the tractor pull (separate fee) starting at 6 p.m., and music from Matt McAllister at the main stage at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday is a full day, starting with the 4-H livestock show at 8 a.m. followed by the opening of the petting zoo (closes at 4 p.m.) and equine trail obstacle challenge at 10 a.m. There is a pie eating contest at 11:30 a.m. followed by a magic show with Mr. Magic at 12:30 p.m. at the main stage. The mini excavator challenge and 4-H buyers reception start at 1 p.m. There is a cornhole tournament at 3 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove House. There will be live music at 3:30 p.m. on the main stage with a jalapeno eating contest at 4 p.m. Another 4-H rabbit and poultry show begins at 5:30 p.m. Home arts entries are dismissed and the gates to the rodeo (separate fee) open at 6 p.m. Music by Cheap Whiskey starts at 6:30 p.m. at the main stage.

The fair board – Wade Parrish, president; Maria Graff, vice president; Channing Snoddy, treasurer; Heather Hastings, marketing director; Tee White, home arts director; Kim Mayo, 4-H agent; and Aaron Spitzer, the Fluvanna County representative, hope to see everyone enjoy all of the various vendors and entertainment that is planned for this year’s fair. The board would also like to thank the many sponsors who help make this event possible. A complete list of the 2018 fair sponsors can be found on the Fluvanna County Fair Facebook page along with the sponsor row at the fair.
For questions about the fair, contact Fluvanna Parks and Recreation at 434-589-2016 during normal business hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 12-4 p.m.

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