July 4, 2018

Grayson County Fair Information

The Grayson County Fair will be held Saturday August 10 from 9am to 3 pm at Bottomley’s Farm and Evergreens in Elk Creek. The Youth Livestock will begin Friday August 9 at 6pm. at the same location. It will continue Saturday August 10 from 9am to 3 pm.

We’ve added craft demonstrations, more food, more exhibitors, watermelon eating and seed spitting contests and fun stuff for the kids to do.

The Fair has also added several new competitions this year. Do you have livestock? The Youth Livestock Show has added poultry and goat shows in addition to the sheep, dairy and beef cattle shows. Do you raise bees? Enter the new Honey Show. Are you an artist? The poster contest is for you. Do you like growing things? There are several competitions that might appeal to you: fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, and field crops. Do you like to bake or can? Enter the food preservation and food preparation competitions. Arts and crafts and photography are new to the Fair this year as well. Needle arts include quilts, knitted, crocheted and sewn items. Crafts include baskets, beading, leather, jewelry, and woodworking. There are several Art categories as well.

Please visit the web site, www. graysoncountyvaagfair.com. Click on the “General Competition Book” for the full listing. We hope you’ll be inspired to join the fun.

There is no entry fee and you DO NOT have to be a Grayson County resident to enter. Youth and adults are judged separately. Non-perishable and perishable competition entries will be accepted on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm. In addition, perishable competition entries will also be accepted Friday, August 9, 2019 from 7:00am until 12:30pm. Entries should be brought to Bottomley’s Evergreens and Farm 10278 Elk Creek Pkwy, Elk Creek, VA 24326. A pre-registration form is available on- line at ww.graysoncountyvaagfair.com under General Competitions. Exhibitors need to print and complete the form and turn in with their entries. Please print legibly. Pre-registration is not necessary in order to participate in the county fair but is highly recommended. All products must be grown or made by the person submitting the entry within the current calendar year, unless otherwise specified in a category.

For more information, please contact Michelle Pridgen at independencefarmersmarket@gmail.com or 276-768-0597


Would you like to volunteer?  We can use help Thursday afternoon/evening and Friday morning taking and displaying entries and Saturday helping folks get set up and cleaned up.

Contact Michelle Pridgen, independencefarmersmarket@gmail.com or 276-768-0597 for more information.



Grayson County is adding a Fair! to the current Youth Livestock Show.

The Livestock Show is always held the 2nd Saturday in August, this year that’s August 11.
The location is Bottomley’s Evergreens and Farm, 10278 Elk Creek Pkwy, Elk Creek, VA 24326. Check out the schedule for the Livestock Show.

This year’s Fair will feature exhibits by local agricultural producer groups, service organizations, and retailers. We’ll also be judging youth and adult entries in vegetables, baked goods, and canned goods.  We are keeping the exhibit list small this year while we learn how to organize everything. We plan to have the full slate of exhibits next year and a team of volunteers in place to help enter and display all the entries. You can help us this year by being part of the Fair and entering!

Here is all the information you’ll need.  The Exhibit Book lists all the categories (and there are LOTS of them) and the basics about how ribbons are awarded.   The University of Kentucky produced this great publication about exhibiting vegetables.  And finally, check out the adult entry form and the youth entry form.  Exhibitors should download, print and carefully fill out their Entry Form and bring with their exhibit(s) to registration. Please print or type legibly. It will be great if you fill out the forms ahead of time, but we will also have forms available at registration.

You may bring your exhibits to Bottomley’s Thursday, August 9 from 5-8pm and Friday, August 10 from 10 am to 3 pm. Pick-up date for Exhibits will be Sunday, August 12th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

For Exhibit Questions or Additional Information Contact:
Michelle Pridgen– Exhibits Coordinator
276-768-0597 or independencefarmersmarket@gmail.com

See you at the Fair!