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Albemarle County Fair at Highland

August 4, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - August 6, 2022 @ 9:00 pm

The Albemarle County Fair is scheduled from Thursday, August 4 through Saturday, August 6 on the grounds of Highland. Fair hours will be 4 to 9 pm on Thursday, August 4, and 10am to 9pm on Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6. 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 and wool spinning and weaving.

On August 5 and 6, from 10am-7pm, the Albemarle County Fair will feature Margo Hamilton and Ron Evans of Studio Zero Photography. Margo and Ron will offer sittings for couples, individuals, and children for their modern take on the silhouette. No appointment is necessary and the cost will vary depending on print size.

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 8/4

Thursday, August 4
Show Starts at 4:30 pm

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

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 8/5

Friday, August 5
Show starts at 4:30 pm

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

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

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

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

500–Fiber Sheep

Saturday 8/6

Saturday, August 5

OLD TIMER’S SHOW: 10:30 am
BUYER’S LUNCH: 12:30 pm

Entertainment Schedule

Thursday 8/4

Thursday, August 4

Baby Jo’s
6:00-8:30 pm

New Orleans Jazz featuring the songs of Louis Jordan, Fats Domino, Billie holiday, Louis Prima, and many more.












Friday 8/5

Friday, August 5

Blue Ridge Thunder
6:00-8:30 pm

Traditional Bluegrass from the Shenandoah Valley










Saturday 8/6

Saturday, August 6

The Virginia Ramblers
4:00-8:30 pm

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









August 4, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
August 6, 2022 @ 9:00 pm