If you live in an apartment in Roanoke, VA you know about the return of the Franklin County Agricultural Fair. The fair will officially return this weekend, Sept. 10-13, at the Franklin County Recreation Park. The family-friendly event will include midway rides, a livestock show, student SkillsUSA competitions, live entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, the Dialed Action Sports Team BMX Stunt Show, the Hubba Bubba Clown Show and much more.
The fairgrounds and midway will be open Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 10-11 from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. and on Friday, Sept. 12 from 4 p.m.-11 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 13, the 4-H Livestock Show will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Blue Ridge Mountain Garden Tractor Pullers’ Lawnmower Pull event will start at 11 a.m. and the midway will open at noon, with the fairgrounds closing at 11 p.m.
More about the main attractions:
- The thrilling Brinkley Entertainment, Inc. midway will include 12 mechanical rides, a 50-foot Ferris wheel and numerous games.
- With the help of All-American Petting Zoo & Pony Rides, learn about your favorite animals – farm-related and exotic – including such species as dairy cows, baby sheep, baby goats, donkeys, llamas, exotic cows, zebras and much more. http://www.allamericanpettingzoo.webs.com
- Don’t miss the Dialed Action Sports Team and its stunning launch ramp BMX shows, which feature a high-energy team of professional riders performing some of the biggest tricks in the sport of BMX such as back flips, super-mans, 360’s and countless others.
- Get ready for the laugh-out-loud comedy, amazing magic, juggling fun and more of the Hubba Bubba Clown Show. The stage show is full of audience participation and the strolling act is uniquely clever.
- SkillsUSA involves an applied method of instruction for preparing young adults for work in public career and technical programs. Competitions will include challenges in masonry, electricity, building trades, automotive and more. Organized and hosted by local students, FCHS Agricultural Exhibits will feature 10 exhibits with the goal of educating youth on the importance of various aspects of the agriculture industry.
- Blue Ridge Mountain Garden Tractor Pullers, of Franklin County, have offered family-friendly entertainment since the group was founded in 2005.
- The 4-H Livestock Show will feature farm animals presented by local youth.
More information - fcagfair.com