By Tim Gardner
The 28-year-old Ariye County Agricultural and Vegetation Fair is one of the most popular festivals and celebrations in the North Carolina Mountains. It is a family-oriented event that has long been a source of livelihood for the people of Everi County. Focusing on the education and enjoyment of our children, Avery A.H. also recalls how county residents, residents, workers and visitors have played an important role in county communities in agriculture and horticulture and since the district was founded in 1911.
Various rides, music, exhibitions, performances, contests, and even beauty contests ensure that there is much to enjoy. And at the Avery A&H Fair, you are welcome to enter the door every night!
Thanks to the cooperation of Avery County and community volunteers, this year’s Averry HH will run from Wednesday, September 8 to Saturday, September 11. It will be the third year that the county’s new farm will be housed outside of the Park Park property. Heritage Park is located on New Zealand’s 661 Valle Road, about half a mile from the Ingles Market Grocery Store.
The Gates will open at the 2021 Avery A&H Fair on Wednesday (September 8) at 5:00 p.m. Thursday (September 9); And Friday (September 10). It will open on Saturday (September 11) at 11:00 p.m. Recreation trips will be open Wednesday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. On Saturday, trips will be closed from 12:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Wheelchairs – Wednesday, Friday and Saturday $ 20; And closes on Saturday 15 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and $ 20 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
On Thursday, September 9, there will be a “Special Night of Cargo.” Up to 6 people have a wristband in the car (Example: 5 people in a wrist bracelet for $ 20.00.) Information on getting a discount coupon by calling Avery County Extension Service (828) 733-8270.
From exciting adventures and a variety of games, from the fascinating displays in animal husbandry and farms and tents, the Avery A&H Fair is for people of all ages and interests. Whether one is a fan of agriculture, the arts and crafts, animal husbandry or the traditional way of life, this event offers the best of the county in all categories with special events throughout the four days (nights). A variety of food and beverage vendors will be set up across the food fields to meet the needs and thirst of those in attendance.
“I hope everyone who wants to can attend this year’s Avery A&H Fair,” said director BJ Bethel. There will be much joy and happiness for all who do. In fact, it will be a real treat for all involved. ”
“The Avery A&H show is one of the richest and historic events in our county,” added Bethel. Consistency and expansion make the county a bigger chapter.
The annual highlights of the Avery A&H Fair are a long list of animal shows – a goat show, a chicken show, a rabbit show, a dairy and goat show, a dairy project and a bull and milk cow show.
This year’s Animal Show includes:
Wednesday, September 8
(5:00 – 10:30 pm)
Open the Chicken Show – 5:00 p.m.
High Country 4-Hg Chicken-to-Chicken Show-6:00 p.m.
High Country 4-H Small Livestock Project Showcase (Rabbits) – 7:00 p.m.
High Country 4-H Small Livestock Project Showcase (Guinea Pigs) -7: 15 p.m.
Open Rabbit Show – 7:30 p.m.
Animal Patty Bingo – 7:00 p.m.
TThursday, September 9
(5:00 – 10:30 p.m.)
FF competition starting at 5:00 p.m.
Horse Pew Leader Line Show – 5:00 p.m.
Halter Horse Showmanship Show – 6:00 p.m.
Animal Husbandry Patty Bingo – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 10
(5:00 PM – 10:30 PM)
Goat Show – 5:00 p.m.
Club Sheep Show – 6:00 p.m.
Animal Patty Bingo – 7:00 p.m.
S.Thursday, September 11
(9:30 AM – 11:00 PM)
Milk Hyper Show – 1:00 p.m.
Dairy Cow Show – 2:00 p.m.
Bull Cow Show – 3:00 p.m.
Bull Cow Show – 4:00 p.m.
Bull Starter Show – 5:00 p.m.
Animal Husbandry Patty Bingo – 7:00 p.m.
And many of those who participated donated their cattle, their products, their crafts, their blankets, their woodwork, cakes, cakes, and more to get a chance to win prizes. Winning ribbons will be presented for the best packaged goods, products, flowers, crafts and handicrafts. Gob itors can take farm and house entry forms to enter the competitions and set up at the exhibition at the Averry County Cooperative Center at Heritage Park.
Submissions will be received by the Extension Service Office on the following days and hours.
Saturday, September 4 from 12:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 5 from 12:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, September 6 from 12:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, September 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(Flowers and flower arrangements will be taken on this day)
Wednesday, September 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Art food and baked goods only)
“We have a lot of different exhibitions and a lot of people come and see what they did, how big they were, how much they weighed and so on,” said Bethel. “The competition is open to anyone. People can take out their belongings and participate and we judge everything. We offer canned foods, cut flowers, bakery items, vegetables and fruits in a variety of categories, woodworking, paintings, flower arrangements, knitting and sewing and almost anything else you can name.
“The exhibition is a great opportunity for us to showcase our agricultural and horticultural community and see what is happening and growing in this district.
Music entertainment will also be available at the Avery A&H Fair. This alignment includes the following
Wednesday, September 8-
JAMS Junior Appalachian Musicians-6: 00 p.m.
Continuous flooding: 8:00 p.m.
TuFriday, September 9-
Boone & Church 5:30 p.m.
Friday, September 10-
Preston Benfield-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 11-
Averi County Clogers-4: 00 p.m.
Far Gold-7: 30 p.m.
Participants in the Avery A&H Fair can take part in a four-day festival to provide “open micro” entertainment.
Another popular event at Avery A&H Fair is the Beauty Contest – The Fair of the Fair. It will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 12:00 am to 2:00 pm at the park’s outdoor entertainment venue.
Candidates can register from 11:00 to 11:45 p.m. Admission fee is $ 25.00. Contact Diane McKinney, director of Avery A&H Fair, for more details. She can be reached by email: [email protected] Or by phone: (423) 707-4153.
Classes with six queens and a king crowned
We Miss Avery A&H Fair Age-Birth-2
Little Miss Avery A&H Fair-Age 3-5
Little Lady Avery A&H Fair-Age-6-10
Junior Miss Avery A&H Fair-Age-11-15
Miss Avery A&H Fair-Age 16-Adult
Classic Miss Avery A&H Fair-Age-65-Plus
Mr. Avery A&H Fair-Age-Birth-12
The Avery County HAA show has been supported throughout the NC Cooperative Extension throughout its existence. Funding will be provided to cover the cost of running the Lincoln Bethel and Ariha HH Scholarships for local students, as well as operating expenses for the annual event. .
The “Avery A&H Fair” is a show by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture (NCDA) and is produced by a team of volunteers who work together in a wonderful, volunteer way, ”said Jerry Moody, an extension of Arivi County. Service Director. “The extension office assists our staff, members of the Avery A&H Fair Board, and many others by providing the necessary support and other resources. It is primarily intended to raise funds to provide scholarships to eligible students, which we have been doing since the beginning of the show in 1993. It takes great pride. ”
He said that if Bethel is looking for a way to get involved in the community, it is a good way to start volunteering. “It takes a lot of careful preparation and a lot of hard work,” she says. And we can always use volunteers, because there is more work to be done than we have time or people. So anyone who wants to go out and help is very welcome and encouraged to do so. ”
Bethel estimates that “up to 7,000 or 8,000 people will take part in the four-day course.” She said the exhibition will feature people from various local counties and several nearby states.
For more information on the Avery H&A Fair, call the Avery County County Fair at (828) 387-6870 or the Avery Cooperative Extension office at (828) 733-8270.
Avery A&H Fair officials will also be posting daily updates on Wednesday, September 8 at facebook.com/AveryAHFair.
From the 2019 Avery County Fair Scenes