It began in 1950 as the Burley Tobacco Festival and Farm Show, and today is simply known as the Washington County Fair.
The fair today runs for six days in mid-September and draws more than 60,000 visitors to the Washington County Fairgrounds. The Virginia Association of Fairs named the Washington County extravaganza “The Best Overall Fair in Virginia for 2006.”
Activities include agriculture contests, cattle judging, carnival rides and country music concerts. Entertainers who have appeared in the past include Garth Brooks, George Strait, Martina McBride, Bill Monroe and Crystal Gayle.
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