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July 9, 2018

Fauquier County Fair runs Wednesday to Saturday

File Photo/Lawrence Emerson
The Triple R Rodeo will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Photo/Cassandra Brown
Grace Faulk, 10, enters artwork at the fair exhibit building Monday morning as her mom, Celia checks the rules.
File Photo/Lawrence Emerson
The fair will feature a variety of rides along the midway.
Fauquier County Fair
• Theme: “It’s all about family, friends and fun.”

• What: Livestock shows, pageants, petting zoo, eating contests, carnival rides, exhibits, demonstrations, music, food, and more. 

• When: 2 to 11 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, July 11-13; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 14.

• Where: 6209 Old Auburn Road, east of Warrenton. 

• Tickets at gate: Adults, $10; youth ages 12 and younger, $5; babies in arms, free; adult military, $5; senior citizens 65 and older, $5; pre-sale discounts available online.

• Highlights

> 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, Triple R Rodeo.

> 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, Moto Madness motocross show.

> 8 a.m. Saturday, July 14, All-you-can-eat breakfast.

> 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14, Blue ribbon dinner.

> 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14, Lawn mower races.

• Phone: 540-351-6086

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Staff Journalist
The community’s largest agricultural event, the 68th annual Fauquier County Fair takes place this week.

From Wednesday to Saturday, July 11 to 14, citizens can enjoy carnival rides, contests, livestock and craft exhibits and food at the fairgrounds just east of Warrenton.

About 12,000 attend the fair each year.

“It’s a community and family event and a good place to visit with neighbors you might not otherwise see,” fair board President Brenda Rich said.

> Poll: Will you attend the fair?

On Thursday, the Triple R Rodeo returns at 7 p.m.

A new event, the Moto Madness motocross show takes place 7 p.m. Friday.

An illusionist and comedy hypnotist will perform all four days of the fair.

The traditional Blue Ribbon Dinner returns this year on Saturday with locally-sourced fruit, vegetables, pork, beef and homemade desserts for $10 per person. 
An all-you-can-eat breakfast will start at 8 a.m. Saturday. 

Lawn mower races at 7 p.m. Saturday will conclude the four-day event’s competitions. The fair will conclude at 11 o’clock that night.

For the second year in a row, the fair will remain open later on weekdays, until 11 p.m.

Goat yoga, cow milking demonstrations, a children’s cooking class and other events offer new options for families. A variety of food vendors and a beer garden will also be available.

It costs about $150,000 each year to produce the fair, according to Ms. Rich.

This year the fair will not have a music act.

“We have lost money the last 10 years on music,” Ms. Rich said. “The gate cost doesn’t offset the cost of the entertainers.”

The popular truck and tractor pull will not happen this year because of continued zoning issues being worked out with the county.

“Hopefully it will be back next year,” Ms. Rich said.

This year the fair will hold a fundraiser selling four-day VIP parking passes for $100 each. The passes will allow citizens to park near the front gate.

Pre-sale admission tickets can be purchased online at a discount rate. 

Pre-sale ticket options include: 

• Wednesday only: Fair admission and carnival ride wristband, $25 per person. 

• One-day family four pack: Good for two adults and two children, $20. 

• Four-day pass: Adults, $20. Youth, $10. 

At the gate, admission costs $10 per adult; $5 for youth ages 12 and younger, military members with ID and senior citizens 65 and older. Babies in arms are free. 

Admission includes parking and contests, but does not include carnival rides. 

For a complete schedule, click here.
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