The Botetourt Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will host the eighth annual Botetourt County Fair in a celebration of local agriculture at the Buchanan Town Park, Lowe Street, Buchanan on August 6 and 7.
Fair exhibits will be taken in and registered on Friday evening, Aug. 6, and the Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce will host a live band and beer garden from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Free admission gates will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, and the day’s festivities will conclude around 4 p.m.
The livestock and poultry auction is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.
Other activities will include 4-H and FFA Youth livestock and poultry shows, a draft horse pull, homemaking contests, many agricultural demonstrations (sheep shearing, cow milking, grain milling), local food and product vendors, kids’ activities, and great concessions. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy the horse pull.
A schedule of the day’s events and a full list of the contests can be found at the website BotetourtCountyFair.com. Additional information can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/BotetourtCountyFair.