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Albemarle County Fair at Highland

July 25 @ 4:00 pm - July 27 @ 10:00 pm

Child at county fair

The Albemarle County Fair is scheduled from Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, July 27 on the grounds of Highland. Fair hours will be 4 to 9 pm on Thursday, July 25, and 10am to 9pm on Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27. Tickets are $5 per person and free for children under 6 years of age.

This fun and festive “Old-Time Country Fair” will be a three-day agricultural celebration, complete with exhibits, baked goods, crafts, family entertainment, events, livestock, and grand old-time country fun. In addition to this year’s attractions, the fair, in collaboration with James Monroe’s Highland, will offer demonstrations of historic and cultural significance, including a blacksmith, wool spinning and weaving, and a reproduction button maker.

The Albemarle County Fair Board thanks the community for their interest and continued support and looks forward to sharing and celebrating the best of our rich and lively agricultural community at this year’s fair at James Monroe’s Highland.

James Monroe’s Highland does not permit pets on the property. Leashed service animals, as defined by the ADA, are permitted.

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Livestock Schedule

Thursday 7/25

Thursday, July 25
Livestock Tent: Animal Check-In 12:00–3:00pm
Show Starts at 5:00pm:

SHEEP CLASSES:
401–Senior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 14–19)
402–Junior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 9–13)
403–Novice Fitting & Showmanship (no prior experience)
404–Pre-junior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 5–8)
405–Open Lamb
407–Market Lamb (over 85 lbs)
408–Breed Ewe

FIBER ANIMAL CLASSES: 500–Fiber Sheep

MEAT GOAT CLASSES:
601–Senior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 14–19)
602–Junior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 9–13)
603–Novice Fitting & Showmanship (no prior experience)
604–Pre-junior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 5–8)
605–Open Goat
606–Feeder Goat (under 50 lbs)
607–Market Goat (over 50 lbs)
608–Breed Meat Goat Doe

DAIRY GOAT CLASSES:
700–Dairy Goats

POULTRY CLASSES:
801–Senior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 14–19)
802–Junior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 9–13)
803–Novice Fitting & Showmanship (no prior experience)
804–Pre-junior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 5–8)
805–Open Poultry
806–Market Chicken
807–Market Turkey
808–Chicken
809–Turkey
810–Duck
811–Guinea

RABBIT CLASSES:
901–Senior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 14–19)
902–Junior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 9–13)
903–Novice Fitting & Showmanship (no prior experience)
904–Pre-junior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 5–8)
905–Open Rabbit
906–Market Rabbit
908–Breed Rabbit (Doe or Buck)

Friday 7/26

Friday, July 26
Show starts at 5:00pm:

BEEF CATTLE CLASSES:
101–Senior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 14–19)
102–Junior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 9–13)
103–Novice Fitting & Showmanship (no prior experience)
105–Open Steer
106–Feeder Steer (min 400 lbs, max 999 lbs)
107–Market Steer (min 1000 lbs, max 1400 lbs)
108-109–Beef Heifer

DAIRY CATTLE CLASSES:
202–Junior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 9–13)
203–Novice Fitting & Showmanship (no prior experience)
207–Dairy Heifer Calf

SWINE CLASSES:
301–Senior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 14–19)
302–Junior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 9–13)
303–Novice Fitting & Showmanship (no prior experience)
304–Pre-junior Fitting & Showmanship (ages 5–8)
305–Open Hog
306–Feeder Hog (under 200 lbs)
307–Market Hog (min 200 lbs, max 300 lbs)
308–Breed Gilt

Saturday 7/27

Saturday, July 27

OLD TIMER’S FUN CLASS: 11:00am
BUYER’S LUNCH: 12:30pm
MARKET ANIMAL AUCTION: 2:00pm

Entertainment Schedule

Thursday 7/25

Thursday, July 25
Brandon Wayne and His Lonesome Drifters
6:30-9:00

Brandon Wayne & His Lonesome Drifters strive to bring the audience traditional “Hillbilly” music from the 1940’s to the 1950’s.
Brandon Wayne is a self-taught musician who fell in love with Bluegrass and Hillbilly music at an early age. He is a classic country fanatic who respects and appreciates all the “ Hillbilly Heros.” Some of Brandon’s favorite artists include; Hank Williams Sr., Ernest Tubb, Bob Wills, Jimmie Rodgers, Terry Fell, and Joe Carson just to name a few. He plays his music with the same passion and pride that his heroes did 60+ years ago.

Charlie “T. Texas” Taylor, like many great fiddlers, hails from the great state of Texas. He prides himself on playing with “down to earth, grits ‘n’ gravy” style fiddling that radiates an authentic “Hillbilly” style.

Slapping the big bass fiddle is Matias Camino. Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina Matias fell into the Rockabilly crowd at an early age and honed his craft playing in the bars and clubs of Argentina. He has played “Viva Las Vegas: Rockabilly Weekender” twice and has toured all across the United States. Matias brings with him an authentic “slap bass” style wherever he goes and carries a “Rockabilly Resume” a mile long.

Friday 7/26

Friday, July 26
Eddie Deane and the Deane Family
6:30-9:00

Gospel Bluegrass group Eddie Deane and the Deane Family 

Saturday 7/27

Saturday, July 27
Glory Road Band
3:30-5:30

The Virginia Ramblers
5:30-9:00

The Virginia Ramblers are a traditional bluegrass band based out of central Virginia, in the Charlottesville area. They honor the legends of bluegrass, such as Jimmy Martin and the Stanley Brothers, and strive to carry on in that tradition. As a band of bluegrass veterans, they focus on rich, vocal harmony and strong instrumentation. The Ramblers perform secular and gospel bluegrass, along with some original tunes.

 

 

Details

Start:
July 25 @ 4:00 pm
End:
July 27 @ 10:00 pm