The 2018 Washington County Fair is a family friendly event in Abingdon, VA that has grown to be a permanent and well-recognized part of Washington County. For over 60 years the fair has hosted a variety of events and fun activities, such as Music Concerts, Livestock Shows, Horse Shows, Demolition Derby, Truck Pull, School Days, Senior Day, Carnival Rides, Food, Commercial Exhibits, Educational Exhibits, Arts, Crafts, and Old McDonald’s Petting Zoo plus other special events’. This year the entertainment line-up will be bringing artists from New Country, Bluegrass, Contemporary Christian and Traditional Country genres to the main stage. The fair kicks off on Monday, September 10, 2018 and runs through Saturday, September 15, 2018.
The nightly grounds attraction this year is the Hogway Speedway Racing Pigs, Goats & Ducks. It is a family owned business located in Newton, North Carolina. During each show, the swift-footed swine race around an oval track where the winner receives the coveted prize: Cheez Doodles! Since the Hogway Speedway originates in the heart of NASCAR racing territory near Charlotte, NC, it’s only
fitting that the racers are named after popular NASCAR drivers both new and old. Racers include “Hammy Hamlin”, “Rooster Busch” and “Oinkhardt, Jr.” Crowd participation is encouraged at the Hogway Speedway. During each race, four “Pig Rooters” are chosen to cheer for the pig racing for their section of the crowd. If their pig wins, they win a blue ribbon that says, “My pig won at the Hogway Speedway.” Not only is the crowd able to enjoy watching both farm pigs and potbelly pigs race around the track, the Hogway Speedway also includes pygmy goats and Indian Runner ducks in their race lineup. It’s a family-friendly show that is fun and exciting for kids of all ages! It is a free show with price of admission.
The Washington County Fairgrounds is located at 17046 Fairground Drive in Abingdon, Virginia. For six days in September, the Fairgrounds serve as the home for the Washington County Fair. Season Tickets, Discounted General Admission Tickets and reserved seats for each concert throughout
the week may be purchased at www.itickets.com or in person at Meade Realty, Abingdon, VA. For more information call 276-628-6222, 276-628-6233.
by Katlin Buchanan