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Spotlight: Augusta County Fair


Summertime is officially here! We're soaking up long days, sunshine, and taking advantage of fun to be had right here in Augusta County. Now that we've all enjoyed our July 4th cookouts and parades, we can get excited for the upcoming Augusta County Fair.


Held at Expo in Fishersville, this Valley tradition (since 1868) is filled with activities for the whole family. August 4th-8th will see livestock shows, laser tag, hot dog pig racing, a petting zoo, live music, a dog show, bull riding, and equipment pulls. Of course, there will be the midway rides your kids love and foods you've been craving (candy apple anyone?).


The Augusta County Board of Supervisors and staff will be there to greet you and start your fair experience off right - with some hot, buttery popcorn. Be sure to stop by, say hi, and get your free popcorn. We look forward to seeing you!




Amanda Glover

Director of Economic Development





E3 Peer Event

E3-Economy, Energy and Environment

Plan to attend a
free E3 Peer Event on July 15th from 8:30a.m.-1:00p.m. at the Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) Weyers Cave Campus. Highlighting Economy, Energy, and Environment, this event is co-sponsored by BRCC, the Manufacturing Technology Center and GenEdge.

Light breakfast fare and lunch is included.  Although the event is free, please register by July 13th to Linda Newman at lnewman@wcc.vccs.edu or 276-223-4709. 

Click here for more information. 


Virginia MarketMaker

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Whether you are a producer looking to reach new markets, a buyer wanting to connect with local or specialty suppliers, or a consumer looking for goods and services in your area, MarketMaker is a must-have resource for the production and distribution chain.


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