Time to “Grab Summer By the Horns” at the New River Valley Fair, coming to the fairgrounds in Dublin July 22-27. The fair is celebrating its 66th year in 2019 and is looking forward to another successful run!

Activities include the crowd-favorite horse pull, lawn mower race, rodeo, demolition derby and wrestling. Livestock events will be held each day featuring goats, dairy cattle, beef cattle, lambs and hogs.

Musical entertainment features Wilson Fairchild and country music artist John Schneider, aka “Bo Duke” from “The Dukes Of Hazzard” which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Cole Amusements will again provide the mid-way.

The kickoff for the fair is the registration of exhibits, which will be accepted on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for non-perishable items; and Sunday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for perishable and non-perishable items. Registration will be at the main entrance to the fairgrounds at the Farris Building. Prizes include ribbons and premiums as listed per department, with the Photography Professional division offering $75 for the Best in Show.

Judging of exhibits is divided into youth and adult divisions, with categories including field crops, produce, vegetables, baked goods, horticulture, crafts, art and photography as well as many other categories.

For guidance in exhibiting your fruits and vegetables, information may be found at http://www.oznet.ksu.edu, or by contacting the local extension office in your county.

There will be special competitions in 2019 for scarecrows, birdhouses and table setting, with special prizes and premiums.

The 2019 quilt challenge is once again sponsored by Ms. Audre’s Fabric-n-Fellowship of Narrows. Prospective quilters may pick up the fabric at Ms. Audre’s store or by calling 921-2042. Ms. Audre encourages all ages and levels of quilters to participate in the challenge, “as quilting is an activity to be enjoyed by doing the sewing or viewing the craftsmanship.”

Additional details about exhibit and activities can be found in the 2019 Premium Catalog, available online at www.nrvfair.com or by contacting the fair office at 674-1548.

The New River Valley fair is located at 5581 Fairgrounds Circle in Dublin. For more information, please contact the fair office at nrvfair@verizon.net, visit www.nrvfair.com, or call 674-1548.

Submitted by Myra Leonard

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