An annual event you won’t want to miss is the Fauquier County Fair. The fair takes place at the Fauquier County Fair Grounds on Old Auburn Road in Warrenton. This country fair includes livestock showing in the following categories: beef cattle, dairy cattle, meat goat, dairy goat, poultry, rabbit, and sheep. Carnival rides, county fair traditions, and games are all part of the fun.
The fair opens Wednesday, July 13th with Family Night featuring Touch-A-Truck, a fun family event that will get you up close and personal with some pretty awesome machinery. Some other opening day highlights include:
- Petting zoo
- Ax throwing
- Beer garden
- Mechanical bull rides
- Agricadabra show
- Victoria circus performance
- Comedy hypnotist
- Exteme illusions & escapes
- Touch-A-Truck (6:00pm)
A few of the activities at this year’s fair:
- ATV rodeo (under 18 only)
- Barnyard obstacle course for ages 4-13
- Bike rodeo for ages 5-12
- Chicken and animal parade, judged on enthusiasm, appearance, and overall showmanship
- Corn hole tournament ($30 per team)
- Hot dog eating contest
- Livestock obstacle course
- Pedal tractor pull
- Power wheels hay maze
- Watermelon seed spitting contest
Trey Schneider will open the musical entertainment on Thursday night at 7:30 pm followed by Ryan Jewell at 8:15 pm. The rodeo is back by popular demand for two nights this year beginning at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.
Check out www.FauquierFair.com for a full events schedule and to purchase tickets.
This year’s fair traffic will follow a NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN. All incoming traffic will enter the fairgrounds across from the John Deere dealership on Meetze Road by turning left onto Rodgers Drive.
Hours & Tickets
The fair opens at 2 pm Wednesday through Friday and 9 am on Saturday. It will close at 11 pm each night. Admission is $5 for kids age 11 and under, $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens (55+), and $5 for adult military (with ID).
Grand Champion Sponsors: Country Chevrolet, William A. Hazel Family Foundation, Eddie Payne Trucking, Inc., Enviroland, LLC, Eleanor C. Hazel.
Senior Champion Sponsors: Puffenbarger Insurance, Moser Funeral Home.
Junior Champion Sponsors: Appleton Campbell, Inc., Century 21 New Millennium, CFC Farm and Home Center, Creative Landscape Designs, Linda Heflin, Oakview National Bank, Septic Clean, Smith Midland, Springfield Auto Body, Woodward Turf Farms, Inc., Underdogg Trucking.
Best In Show Sponsors: Aaron’s Towing, Brown’s Glass Shop, Inc., Conner’s Landscaping, Tricia Goodwin, George Mason Mortgage, Greater Piedmont Realtors, Groves Hardware, KPR Signs and Embroidery, Piedmont Fine Properties, Janet Rehanek, Century 21 New Millennium, Soldiers’ Hill Angus Farm, The Paint Shop Ltd, Richard Gerhardt, Salon Emage, Sheehy Ford of Warrenton, Patricia F. Brown, Century 21 New Millennium.
Blue Ribbon Sponsors: Claires at the Depot, Ann Hall, Long and Foster Realtors, Stan Parkes, Edward Jones, Tyler Ross, Ross Real Estate, Debbie Wherling, Janet Light, Century 21 New Millennium, Robin Garbe, Centry 21 New Millennium, Printing For You,
Corporate Sponsors: Vulcan Materials Company, Data Stream Broadband, Potter’s Potties, LLC, Sunbelt Rentals.