Albemarle County Fair Kicks Off at Ash Lawn-Highland
Llamas, pigs, and a chicken show are all part of the Albemarle County Fair's new look. All the barnyard fun kicked off Thursday at its new location, Ash Lawn-Highland.
After a year hiatus, the Albemarle County Fair is back with a new focus. The next three days will be dedicated to the agricultural community. This year's event is rooted in traditions of an old fashioned country fair with a good deal of family fun.
Kids who are part of the 4-H club are helping make the event a success. 4-H is a not-for-profit that teaches kids life skills revolving around things like agriculture and animal science.
Albemarle County Fair organizer Rob Harrison said, "You learn a little about Albemarle agriculture and you got the children here who would be happy to answer questions like what they ate and type breeds they are, what the breeds are used for."
This is the first time Ash Lawn-Highland has played host to the fair. It will serve as a temporary home until organizers find a permanent spot.
Organizers expect about 2,000 people to take part in the fun. The Albemarle County Fair will be going on until Saturday.
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