WOODSTOCK -- Watching a group of young Army recruits go through basic training exercises at the Shenandoah County Fair on Wednesday morning brought back memories for Jake Mantz.
WOODSTOCK -- The George family dynasty in the Shenandoah County 4-H, FFA grand champion market steer show continued Tuesday as Allison George's beast took home the grand prize.
WOODSTOCK -- Some in the stands at Monday night's Nationwide Demolition Derby clutched blankets, but not in an effort to keep out the chill.
WOODSTOCK -- As clouds and brief spells of rain began to alter festive moods on Saturday morning, it seemed as though opening day of the 92nd annual Shenandoah County Fair would not begin on an upbeat note.
WOODSTOCK -- Fairgoers can become barnstormers at this year's Shenandoah County Fair. The long-awaited premiere of the new 4-H and FFA livestock show barn -- officially named the Sharon Lilly 4-H FFA Show Arena -- boasting thousands of square feet under its roof is set to take place as the fair opens Friday.
BERRYVILLE -- Compared to the flash and noise of the midway, the exhibit buildings at the Clarke County Fair look sedate.
BERRYVILLE -- Behind the office, past the rows of sheep and cows and carnival rides at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, about 15 guys are standing in smoke.
FRONT ROYAL -- Parents hollered and pigs squealed as children ages 5 to 14 tried to grab the greased four-legged animals during the final day of the 52nd annual Warren County Fair.
FRONT ROYAL -- Summer in the valley wouldn't be the same without the sweet smell of frying sugar lingering over the county fairgrounds.
BERRYVILLE -- Aside from musical performers, the lineup of attractions at the 55th Clarke County Fair remains the same as last year.
FRONT ROYAL -- For more than 50 years, the Warren County Fair trade show has spotlighted local businesses, agriculture and arts and crafts.
FRONT ROYAL -- For many members of the local 4-H club, entering county fair livestock competitions started at a young age and then became a rite of passage.
FRONT ROYAL -- Fans began filling the bleachers near the dirt track at the Warren County Fairgrounds shortly before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, expecting to hear loud engines and see dozens of all-terrain vehicles going full speed in a drag racing contest.
FRONT ROYAL -- With the crowd cheering from the grandstands and the Ferris wheel quietly turning in the distance, the emcee's voice was drowned out by the roar of engines as cars lined up for the Warren County Fair Demolition Derby on Monday night.
STEPHENSON -- According to Kenny Gentry, getting a hay bale to go the distance comes down to one thing.
FRONT ROYAL -- With a slew of attractions, such as livestock, demolition derbies and a wrestling show on the docket, organizers of the 52nd annual Warren County Fair are confident the event will continue to draw thousands of people despite the recession.
STEPHENSON -- Like most of the estimated crowd of 2,500 who attended the demolition derby at the Frederick County Fair on Thursday night, members of the Round Hill United Methodist Church youth group also enjoyed the beating and banging.
STEPHENSON -- Learning the ropes of county fairs includes knowing how to tie the right knot.
STEPHENSON -- If government statistics are accurate, apples remain the king of agriculture in Frederick County.
WINCHESTER -- If it can't compete, don't bring it next week. Only the very best will take home blue ribbons at this year's Frederick County Fair, which begins Saturday and runs through Aug. 1. All the familiar contests, rides, music and food are back.
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WOODSTOCK -- Contestants who want to participate in Dave Martin's Bullride Mania at this year's Shenandoah County Fair must register by Aug. 14. People can sign up for bull riding,...
WOODSTOCK -- Tickets went on sale Monday for events at this year's Shenandoah County Fair, according to a press release.
BERRYVILLE -- Country singer Jake Owen will perform as the featured entertainer at the 55th annual Clarke County Fair.
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