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A day for the 'kids'

Amanda Siever and Chrissy Devers cuddle Hailey Mae FRONT ROYAL -- The 53rd annual Warren County Fair is under way this week through Aug. 7. Carnival rides, musical performances, ATV dirt drag-racing, bingo, a greased pig contest and a tractor pull are among activities you will find at this year's fair. comments
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Warren County Fair demolition derby: Here's mud in your eye

William Barb sits in his car FRONT ROYAL -- The 53rd annual Warren County Fair is under way this week through Aug. 7. Carnival rides, musical performances, ATV dirt drag-racing, bingo, a greased pig contest and a tractor pull are among activities you will find at this year's fair. comments
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A ding and a prayer: Round Hill driver rides higher power to strong finish

Mike Hines (1007) gets a whiplash hit from behind By Preston Knight - pknight@nvdaily.com STEPHENSON -- Minutes before embarking on an assignment that could have painful, fiery consequences, a little guidance from a higher power might not be such a bad idea. In a bit of demolition derby irony, a group of people held hands in a circle -- many with bright green T-shirts and matching colored hair -- to pray before one of their own, Chris Boyce, entered the smashfest on two occasions during the Frederick County Fair on Saturday night. The gathering, from Round Hill United Methodist Church's youth group, had their prayers answered when the driver not only made it out of the event unscathed, but placed second, winning a trophy and $175. "Second's better than losing," said Matthew Black, 12. The derby, moved from two separate nights to just Saturday in an attempt to get more people to participate this year, featured 28 drivers in two heats, with the last five in each advancing to the final round. However, one car could not be repaired to make it to the final after surviving its initial test, and the alternate was unavailable as well, leaving nine cars to compete for a $250 grand prize and an... comments
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There's no time like show time

Tim Pugh paints stock pens STEPHENSON -- On a big patch of grass outside Winchester, they're getting ready for the show. comments

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