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Albemarle County Fair at Highland

July 26 @ 4:00 pm - July 28 @ 9:00 pm

The Albemarle County Fair is scheduled from Thursday, July 26 through Saturday, July 28 on the grounds of Highland. Fair hours will be 4 to 9 pm on Thursday, July 26, and 10am to 9pm on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28. 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 7/26

Thursday, July 26
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 7/27

Friday, July 27
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 7/28

Saturday, July 28

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

Entertainment Schedule

Thursday 7/26

Thursday, July 26
Tommy Wood
6:00-9:00

Singer-Songwriter Tommy Wood was born and raised in Ruckersville VA. Musical seeds of faith and family were planted in rich, melodious soil for Country Music Recording Artist Tommy Wood. To date, Tommy has recorded five albums with heartfelt country songs that can be heard by the whole family, filled with words that will forever soak into your ears and heart. Tommy has performed hundreds of shows on the east coast and mid-west including sharing the stage with many National acts. Tommy recently landed a spot on the Shenandoah Jamboree show at Cooter’s in Luray. His biggest influences come from Haggard and Jones to Daryle Singletary. Tommy’s fans regard him as a balladeer and certified down-home country singer.

Friday 7/27

Friday, July 27
Virginia Ramblers
6:00-9:00

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

Saturday 7/28

Saturday, July 28
Rocky Hill Bluegrass
6:00-9:00

Rocky Hill Bluegrass is a Central Virginia Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel Band playing traditional music with inspiration from the founders of Bluegrass music as well as from a few slightly newer bluegrass artists. We really like the old music and that is reflected in our performances. We strive to be the best young bluegrass band in our area with sibling harmonies, driving lively traditional bluegrass music, and entertaining performances!

 

 

 

Details

Start:
July 26 @ 4:00 pm
End:
July 28 @ 9:00 pm
Website:
https://albemarlecountyfair.com/