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County Fairs

4-H/FFA Livestock Show Results: Sheep

Judge: Willie Morris, of Bridgewater 4-H/FFA Sheep Showmanship Junior Novice Champion: Luke Whetzel Junior Novice Reserve Champion: Faith Kibler Junior Champion: Marie-Claire des Rosiers Junior Reserve Champion: Kennedy Whetzel Intermediate Champion: Rosa Falzarano Intermediate Reserve ...

Family fun and games at Shenandoah County Fair

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Fair is underway, with numerous events planned for this week. On Saturday, families from Shenandoah County and beyond enjoyed the Family Fun & Games with Shenandoah Community Fellowship at the fair. Kim Hitt, executive director of Saturday’s ...

Pig Scramble winners

3 and 4 year olds Adalyn Hawkins, Addison Catherine Pitcock, Lilly May Pirkheim, Jackson McDonald, Oliver Lambert, Miles Timer, William Dalke, Christopher Lambert, Carson Lilly, Wolfie Brandt. 5 and 6 year olds Braxton Dinardo, Kaydence Murphy, Lillyanna Kibler,  Leah Dirting, Lydia Artz, ...

County fair to kick off 100th anniversary with parade

It's been decades since their last one, but the Shenandoah County Fair is bringing back the parade. The fair, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, will kick off the festivities with a parade on Aug. 24 in Woodstock that will feature local high school marching bands, various floats and ...

Woodstock girl enters four animals in county fair

Lindsey Hamrick, 15, of Woodstock, is bringing four animals to the Shenandoah County Fair: two wethers, a steer calf and a heifer calf. She’s been showing goats for the past six years, and cattle for the last two, and even though she is somewhat experienced, there are still things she’s ...

Only 12, 4H member already a local and national winner

  Kennedy Whetzel held the halter on Levi, a 1,375 Maine-Anjou steer standing on the open lawn next to her grandfather’s house, and stroked his belly with a hooked show-stick as his massive body stood motionless. She occasionally had to poke his toes to practice getting his stance ...

Alligators, wooden nickels new twists at century old fair

On its 100th birthday, the Shenandoah County Fair will add new crowd-pleasing events, from a highly praised wrestling/educational alligator show to a unique wooden nickel lunch that allows a free two-hour fair visit. And for eight straight days there will be eating contests ranging from ...

Cloverbuds become 4H seedlings

The first seeds of 4H are planted with Cloverbuds – children aged 5 to 8 – and this year they will have a unique chance to take a three day ”Horses, Goats and Cows, Oh My!” themed camp during the 100th anniversary of the Shenandoah County Fair. “With school starting early, it cramped ...

Pageant contestants share a cultural bond

It's been 54 years since she was named Miss Shenandoah County Pageant Queen in 1963. Jane Senseny (now Rhodes) was the fourth young woman to win the modern title and she is looking forward to meeting more than half the 56 former fair queens who will be part of the Fair's 100th anniversary ...

Strasburg girl to enter goats for her first time at fair

This year will be the first year that Tinleigh Rusher, 11, will show animals in the Shenandoah County Fair. Through this experience, she said, she’s learned the importance of putting time and effort into caring for her animals. “You have to show pride into what you’re doing,” Tinleigh ...

Maurertown teen entering nine animals at fair

Samuel Steed, 13, of Maurertown, plans to enter nine animals into the Shenandoah County Fair: two steers, four heifers and three hogs. He’s no stranger to animals, as he’s been around them his entire life, and he’s been showing them for the last five years. “It takes a lot of time, ...

Three Woodstock siblings looking forward to fair shows

The Stephens siblings, Luke, 10, Lane and Kora, both 12, of Woodstock, are each entering a different animal at the Shenandoah County Fair. Luke has his two pigs, Kora has her three boer goats and Lane has two crossbred steers. The family has been raising animals for show for the last two ...