Students from the Monticello 4-H Club have worked with their animals all year in anticipation for the fair.
It's an annual agricultural celebration in Albemarle County and it starts Thursday. The Albemarle County Fair is promising all the makings for a fun time out with the family.
The fair starts Thursday and goes through Saturday. This year it will be open longer hours and it will have even more attractions.
This is the second year the Albemarle County Fair is being held at Ash Lawn-Highland in Charlottesville. This year it will run until 10 p.m. each day, so people will have time to get there after work.
This year the fair will have a bouncy house, entertainment, vendors and hands-on activities for children like a milking simulation, as well as the usual animals, exhibits and pageant queens.
The 4-H kids have been preparing since last year's fair, working with their animals all year leading up to this week's events.
"It's just good to get the community together, have some fun, in sort of an old fashioned way," said Stacey Johnson, a member of the Albemarle County Fair board and Albemarle County adult 4-H volunteer.
Admission to the fair is $5. Everything kicks off at Ash Lawn-Highland at 4 p.m. with an opening ceremony. The fair runs through Saturday night.