Nestled in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Harrisonburg is a charming city full of fantastic things to do and see. The city features an array of events throughout the year and one of our favorites is the Rockingham County Fair. The entire family will have an unforgettable time at the fair whether you are taking a turn on the Ferris wheel or munching on cotton candy. Read on to find out about some of the special events at the Rockingham County Fair.
Rockingham County Fair
The fair is a 6-day event. With several events each day, you won’t be lacking in finding something amazing to see or do. On opening day, the first event is the Pelican 212 Performance! Come out and be entertained by some of the most talented kids you have ever seen! Plus, admission to the Fair on Monday is only $1 and rides cost only $1 each on opening day! End Day 1 with a live performance by Lady Antebellum! To see the show, purchase your tickets online here.
Day 2 is just as exciting as the first! Head over to the Bridgewater 4-H Petting Zoo and spend some time with the animals! Then wander around the Farm Heritage Museum and explore the history of agriculture in our county! Rides on Tuesday open at 4 P.M.; the cost is $12 for unlimited rides!
Wednesday features the Bobcat Rodeo and Skid Loader Competition! Come out and watch as Skid Steer operators from around the region compete for prizes. The Market Goat show and Junior Sheep show are also on Wednesday. Rides open at 2 P.M.; the cost is $20 for unlimited rides till closing!
Thursday is the perfect day to see the Antique Tractor Pull. Come admire all the old tractors and see which owners win prizes! Another fun event to see on Thursday is the Goat Obstacle Course, where numerous goats compete for the 1st place prize! The day ends on a big note with the Monster Trucks Thunder Racing Series!
The last two days of the Rockingham County Fair are packed full of terrific events, from Lawn Mower Racing to the Wilson Fairchild Concert! Make sure to check out the Horticulture, Flowers, and Farm Crops exhibit, which features hundreds of beautiful plants! The entire family will have a blast at any event the Fair features! Pick your favorite and start planning your trip to the Rockingham County Fair today!
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As you are planning your trip, let By the Side of the Road help you find the perfect place to stay during your time in the area. After a thrilling day at the Fair, we want you to be able to relax. From our cottages to suites, we have something to suit your needs. Plus, your stay features a gourmet breakfast, delivered right to your door. For more information on the area, be sure to download our Vacation Guide. Use it to help you plan your trip to the stunning Shenandoah Valley!
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