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65th annual Page Valley Fair kicks off Monday

Page News and Courier

LURAY — Ferris wheel rides, funnel cakes and fun will be on display next week during the 65th annual Page Valley Agricultural and Industrial Fair.

Above all, there'll be “family,” said this year's first female president of the Page Valley Fair Association Louise Mauck.

“That's what I love about it — it's family oriented,” Mauck said. “It's just homey. It's good, clean family fun for a night.”

Festivities kick off on Monday with “Kids Night,” when all school-age youth, seniors 60 and up, servicemen and women and veterans will be admitted free.

Each night of the six-night event features fan favorites, including nightly grandstand events, midway eats, treats and entertainment, 4-H showcases and exhibits.

Grandstand events will commence with the final installment of the Caverns Shrine Club's “ Voices for the Children” singing competition on Monday. A truck and tractor pull will be on tap Tuesday and Wednesday, before True Grit Rodeo takes the spotlight on Thursday. Grandstand events will culminate with double the crashing, smashing and bashing, with a two-night demolition derby on Friday and Saturday.

All grandstand events begin at 7 p.m. Admission on Monday is $5 for adults, $3 for kids 6 through 18 and free for kids 5 and younger. All proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Grandstand admission for all other events is $6 for adults and $3 for kids 6 to 12. Kids under 6 enter free.

Free music will be offered in the pavilion on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. “No Joes Circus” will additionally perform two nightly shows each night on the midway. The annual 4-H and FFA Livestock sale is slated for Thursday.

Passes are currently available at various locations throughout the county. Pre-sale, $12 ride wristbands are additionally on sale at the Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce until Aug. 19. Wristbands at the fair will be $15 on Monday and $18 each night after.

The fair begins Monday, Aug. 21 and runs through Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Page Valley Fairgrounds off Collins Avenue in Luray. Drivers are asked to use caution on Collins Avenue, as fair-goers cross the roadway.

General admission is $5 for adults, $3 for kids 6 to 12 and free for kids under 6.

Gates open at 4 p.m. each evening Monday through Saturday.




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