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Posted August 1, 2013 | Leave a comment
Warren County Fair adds new events to old standbys
By Josette Keelor
The Warren County Fair begins Monday at the Warren County Fairgrounds, 26 Fairgrounds Road, Front Royal, and fair president Joy Wood said several new events are increasing excitement for the annual summer celebration.
With a Demolition Derby, beauty pageants and musical performances leading up to several Saturday night finales, much attention is focused on The Bash in the Grass monster truck event, which begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 10, with "jumping and crashing and all that good stuff," Wood said.
Wood said fair organizers try to bring in something new each year, and even though they had monster trucks last year, she said this year's event is even bigger. Monster trucks named XDP, Bigfoot, Stomper and Black Knight will star that night, joined by mini-trucks for children, which a lucky raffle winner will get to drive.
Starting last year the fair has been able to offer two stages, so while Ty Herndon and Anita Cochran will perform an acoustic show at the Main Stage next Saturday, Danny Figgins, the singing policeman, will perform on the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Community Stage.
Also next week, ATV races and magician Steve Kish will entertain Tuesday, and a Lawn Mower Pull will be Saturday. New this year is the Best Friends Pageant on Tuesday.
"So there's just a lot of stuff for people," Wood said. "If they like bluegrass we have that. If they like gospel, we have that."
"The theme is 'Meet me at the fair,'" she said. "So come on out and meet us."
Admission to the fair is $10 for adults, $5 for children age 7 to 12 and free to those 6 and younger. On Tuesday, Family Night admission prices are $6 to ages 13 and older, free to everyone else. The gate price includes all fair events, except reserved seating for shows. Bring a folding chair for events. For more information, call 540-635-5827 or visit email@example.com.
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Over the weekend, home economics exhibits will be accepted in the Wonder Building from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Also on Sunday, 4-H livestock project animals will be received in the barn from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Fairest of the Fair pageants will begin on the Main Stage. At 6 p.m. Sunday, the Tiny Miss, Little Miss and Pre-teen Miss pageants will be on the Main Stage.
Gates open each day at 4 p.m., and the midway will be open from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The Star Family Circus will take place at various times each day. Bingo will be hosted by the Kiwanis Club at 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Tuesday, Family Night
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