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Carroll Fair continues this weekend

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By Ethan Campbell

HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Agricultural Fair continues this weekend, with homemade crafts and home-canned food, livestock shows, farm equipment on display, midway games, live music, wrestling and carnival rides

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The fair runs through Aug. 25 at the Southwest Virginia Farmers’ Market in Hillsville. Each day, there are exhibits in the Exhibit Hall, an FFA Barnyard near the Livestock Show Tent and demonstrations located throughout the fairgrounds.

This weekend’s events include:

Friday, 5–11 p.m.

• Carnival Rides – 5-11 p.m.

• Hillbilly Pig Races – 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

• Youth Meat and Dairy Goat Show – 6 p.m.

• Recipe Contests – check-in 6-6:50 p.m.; judging 7 p.m.; at the Wholesale Stage

• Lawnmower Race – 7:30 pm

• Music by Ethan Ayers Band – 9-10:30 p.m. at the Wholesale Dock

Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

• Youth Market Lamb Show – 11 a.m.

• Drug Dog Demonstration – 11 a.m.

• Carnival Rides – noon-11 p.m.

• Forestry Events – noon

• Pet Show – Registration at 2:30 p.m.; children 15 years and younger, 3 p.m.; teens and adults, 4 p.m.

• Hillbilly Pig Races – 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.

• Music – 5 p.m., Hamm Brothers; 6 p.m., All4Him; 8 p.m., Wings of Salvation; at the Wholesale Dock

• Storytelling Contest – 6 p.m.

• Professional Horse Pull – 7 p.m., Main Arena

• 4-H & Virginia Cooperative Extension Fun Tent – all day

Sunday, Noon-6 p.m.

• Horse Show & Cowboy Challenge – 9 a.m. in the Main Arena

• Carnival Rides – 1-6 p.m.

• Cornhole Tournament – 1 p.m.

• Hillbilly Pig Races – 1:30 p.m., with a “Meet & Greet” photo booth after last race

• Coon Dog Bench & Treeing Contest – 3 p.m.

• All-Star Wrestling – 3 p.m., Wholesale Building Parking Lot

Information

The fair is held at 497 Farmers Market Drive in Hillsville, off Interstate 77 at Exit 14 (U.S. 58). For more information, call (276) 730-3128 or email fair@carrollcountyva.gov.