Enter the Grayson County Fair!

The Grayson County Fair will be held August 13 and 14.  Thanks to Bottomley’s Evergreens and Farms for hosting the Fair at their warehouse in Elk Creek again this year. Bring your entries to Bottomley’s THIS Thursday August 12 from 7am to 7pm.

The Fair has a full range of competitions this year.  Do you have livestock? The Youth Livestock Show has poultry and goat shows in addition to the sheep, dairy and beef cattle shows.  Do you raise bees? Enter the 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. Registration to enter the Fair competitions will be Thursday August 12 from 7am to 7pm. 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. All entry forms and information are also available at the Managers tent at the Farmers Market and at the Grayson County library in Independence.

Fair exhibits, competitions and the Youth Livestock Show will open to the public on Friday, August 13 at noon. The Livestock show opens immediately with a new Youth Stockman’s contest. The Poultry and Goat Shows begin at 6pm, followed by the Dairy Show at 7:00pm.  The Livestock Show continues Saturday at 10:00am with the Beef Show.  The Sheep Show will begin at noon or immediately after the conclusion of the Beef Show. The final show of the day is the Hog Show beginning at 3pm. For more details about the Youth Livestock Show and for registration information please contact Kevin Spurlin at 276-773-2491 or spurlink@vt.edu.


Fair exhibits and competitions will also open at noon on Friday August 13 and will feature the Honey exhibit which will open at 4pm for viewing and include a honey tasting beginning at 5 and closing at 7 pm. The Fair continues Saturday at 10 am and features the Honey competition.  Unlike registration for all other Fair events which will be Thursday the 12th from 7am until 7pm, registration for the honey competition is from 8:30 -9:30 am on the 14th. Judging begins at 10:00 A.M.


The Fair is seeking exhibits and vendors that complement our Agricultural theme and are of interest to area farmers and consumers.  There is no charge to be part of the Fair.  Please contact Michelle Pridgen for more information about entering the fair at director@graysonlandcare.org or call 276-768-0597.