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Fair weather fun in Stafford
This weekend marks the third year of the resurrected Stafford County Fair, a noteworthy event that ran sporadically between 1922 and 1959. “We definitely need it,” said fair manager Gordon Shelton. “It’s a good community get-together.” On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, anyone can come to Mountain View High School off Mountain View Road in Stafford to sample food, shop the vendors, peruse various displays and listen to music. A ticket ($10 in advance, $20 at the gate) gets you unlimited rides for a full day. If you don’t plan to ride, the fair won’t cost you a dime—parking and admission are free.
According to Shelton, proceeds from the fair go toward a scholarship at Mountain View and other local charitable causes. His ultimate goal is to find property to serve as a permanent location for the fair. Shelton hopes a legitimate fairgrounds would boost participation and interest in community agriculture clubs like 4–H. “The way it is now, they don’t have a place in this county,” he said. Ride tickets are available online or at Burton’s Automotive, Clark Farms, Partners Print & Design and Wings & More Sports Bar.