The 2019 New River Valley Fair is celebrating its 66th year and is looking forward to another successful year.

Activities include the crowd favorite horse pull, lawn mower race, rodeo, demolition derby and wrestling.

Livestock events will be held each day featuring goats, dairy cattle, beef cattle, lambs, and hogs.

Musical entertainment features Wilson Fairchild and country artist John Schneider, perhaps best known as Bo Duke from the television series “The Dukes of Hazzard,” which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. 

The kick off activity for the fair is the registration of exhibits for the Farris Building. Exhibits will be accepted on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for non-perishable items and Sunday, July 21, from10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for perishable and non-perishable items. Registration will be at the main entrance to the fair grounds at the Farris Building. Prizes include ribbons and premiums as listed per department with the Photography Professional division offering $75 for the best in show.

For more information, contact the local extension office in your county.

There will be Special Competitions in 2019 for Scarecrows, Birdhouses, and Table Setting with special prizes and premiums. More information is in the 2019 premium book on line. The 2019 quilt challenge is once again sponsored by Ms. Audre’s Fabric-n-Fellowship of Narrows. Perspective quilters may pick up the fabric at Ms. Audre’s store or by calling 540-921-2042. Ms. Audre encourages all ages and levels of quilters to participate in the challenge “as quilting is an activity to be enjoyed by doing the sewing or viewing the craftsmanship.”

The New River Valley fair is located at 5581 Fairgrounds Circle, Dublin.

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