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Amherst County Fair

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 5:00pm

Amherst County Fairgrounds
Sweet Briar Drive
Amherst, VA 24521

This family friendly event is back for 2019 and sure to delight all who attend!

Enjoy a fun-filled event that will include agriculture competitions, livestock, petting zoo, rides, carnival food, a magic shows, local retail vendors, a fabulous line-up of live music, fireworks and much more!

Daily Fair Features

-Displays & Demonstrations
-Wide Variety of Food & Retail Vendors
-Roaming Entertainer – Fri. & Sat.
-Petting Zoo
-COMPETITIONS: Baking & Agriculture; Best Beard & Mustache; Eating Contests; Ladies Skillet Toss; Cow Pie Bingo


5:00pm: Fairground/Rides Open
5:00pm: Magic Show!
5:30pm: Amherst Dance Academy Performance
6:00pm: Magic Show!
7:30pm: Concert: Groove Train
9:00pm: Gate Closes
9:30pm: FIREWORKS!
10:00pm: Fairground/Rides Close

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