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Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
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Ag Fair coming to Franklin County Rec Park in September
Events will include rides and a Ferris wheel
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Friday, June 6, 2014

By EMILY WOOD - News-Post Intern

The 2014 Franklin County Agricultural Fair will be held Sept. 10-13 at the Franklin County Recreation Park in Rocky Mount.

The slate of major attractions at the family-friendly event will include 12 mechanical rides and a 50-foot Ferris wheel from Brinkley Entertainment Inc., as well as a petting zoo, clown show and BMX stunt show.

Exhibits will include SkillsUSA competitions, hosted by Franklin County public schools, aimed at educating youth on the importance of various aspects of the agriculture industry.

The fairgrounds and midway will be open Wednesday, Sept. 10 and Thursday, Sept.11 from 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 12 from 4 to 11 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 13 from 12 to 11 p.m.

Local 4-H youth will present a livestock show with the Virginia Cooperative Extension on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Blue Ridge Mountain Garden Tractor Pullers will host a lawnmower pull event on Saturday, Sept. 13 beginning at 11 a.m.

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