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Jun 16

[ARCHIVED] Franklin County Announces Return of Agricultural Fair for 2022

The original item was published from June 16, 2022 12:38 PM to June 16, 2022 12:40 PM

Franklin County, Virginia – Franklin County, Virginia is excited to announce the return of the Franklin County Agricultural Fair, September 14th through the 17th, at the Franklin County Recreation Park. 

The fair has entertained approximately 10,000 visitors annually since its return in 2014 with the previous two fairs being cancelled due to Covid 19. 

This year’s fair is scheduled to feature a midway with rides and games, numerous local dining options, entertaining shows and nightly music featuring local talent. 

“As a county, we are excited for the return of the agricultural fair for this year,” said Kevin Tosh, Director of Tourism and Marketing. “The fair is a great opportunity to showcase the traditions, sounds and flavors of Franklin County.” 

Fair Hours

  • September 14 (Wednesday) - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • September 15 (Thursday) - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • September 16 (Friday) - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • September 17 (Saturday) - Noon to 10 p.m.

History of the Fair

In 2011, a committee formed under the direction of the former Department of Commerce and Leisure Services to explore the idea of bringing back the county agricultural fair, which had 2 previously ended in the 1970s. Shortly after, the Franklin County Board of Supervisors showed support for the initiative and encouraged the department to continue development. On December 17, 2013, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of plans to officially revive the Franklin County Agricultural Fair at the Franklin County Recreation Park. The fair returned after a 40-year hiatus in September 2014. Additional information regarding the fair will be available at as it becomes available. 

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