Vance County Regional Fair opens, runs through weekend
The Vance County Regional Fair opens today.
The fair, now in its 96th year, provides an annual showcase of the region’s agricultural and educational assets, accompanied by numerous entertainment opportunities.
The fair opens at 5 p.m. and runs through Sunday. Fair manager Kendra Novey said different days have special admission rates for different groups, most arranged for age and interest specifics.
Featured among the amusements is the Star Family Circus & Thrill Show. Its eight performers will demonstrate their many skills — performing with the hula hoop, balancing on the teetering Rola Bola, performing an aerial ballet and walking on the giant space wheel, to name a few.
Amusements of America offers a new midway with rides to thrill fairgoers of all ages. The midway is the one part of the fair that is not included in the price of admission.
Visitors will be able to watch Brian Ackley display his Ackmonster’s Chainsaw Artistry as he transforms a log into a work of art.
But a major attraction of the fair will be exhibits related to agriculture and wildlife.
Jean Bell, who is assisting Novey, said the educational exhibits will include a recycling exhibit sponsored by Master Gardeners and information booths for Smart Start, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, Cooperative Extension, the Southern Vance High School Robotics Club and a variety of community organizations.
The Newell Farms Moon Shadow Wolves exhibit is new to the fair this year. Warren County wildlife expert Frank Newell and his staff will display grey wolves, tundra wolves and arctic wolves. Information about one of nature’s most misunderstood creatures will be presented.
Displays of farm products, canning and baking will be available throughout the run of the fair.
Bell said the 4-H Junior Livestock Show begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Entries are expected from throughout the region to compete in the show. Steers, heifers, lambs, goats, ewes and chickens will be displayed by the young people who are raising them.
The fair is being held at the Vance County Fairgrounds on East Andrews Avenue, just off the U.S. 1 interchange. The gates open at 5 p.m. each day Wednesday through Friday, at 10 a.m. on Saturday and at noon on Sunday.
For more information, call (252) 226-0551 or email email@example.com. Online, visit vancecountyfair.com.
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