Having Fun at the Shenandoah County Fair

rides at the fair

rides at the fair

We visited the Shenandoah County Fair on the last day of this year’s run.

Other than a few weepy tomatoes and tired flowers that had been on the judging tables for a week, the last day had as much energy and excitement as the first must have.

The fairgrounds are really large! We walked quite a bit to see all of the vendors and to visit all of the exhibits.

One thing I love about county fairs is that everyone has a chance for a blue ribbon. Whether you’re bringing in a painting, a jar of canned green beans, or a prize pumpkin, if you’re good at growing, canning, and crafting, you have a chance to be rewarded for your efforts.

craft judging

craft judging

gourd competition

gourd competition

fruit competition

fruit competition

canning competition

canning competition

Not to mention livestock! Bunnies, the largest rooster I’ve ever soon, sheep, pigs, and cows — they’re all present at the county fair. Tim even helped a goat who got its hoof stuck in a rope.

black and white bunny

black and white bunny

red chicken

red chicken

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

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