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Antique farm tools are among the many exhibits that will be on display at this year’s Avery A&H
Fair from September 10 to 14. Photo submitted

Originally published: 2013-08-29 17:14:43
Last modified: 2013-08-29 17:15:27

Avery A&H Fair prepares for week of activity, excitement

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An Avery County highlight each year arrives in September with the arrival of the annual Avery A&H Fair. This year’s Avery County Agricultural and Horticultural Fair returns to Newland Tuesday to Saturday, Sept. 10 to 14, at Heritage Park in Newland, located off Vale Road behind Ingles. Highlights of this year’s fair include livestock exhibits, rides, authentic fair cuisine, games of skill and numerous activities geared for the entire family.

“In addition to lawnmower races, we have added mud bogging on Friday the 14th to go with our existing activities such as coon dog trials, chain saw competition, cornhole tournament and heritage tent,” Avery A&H Fair board member Aneda Johnson said.

This year, the heritage tent is expanded, as local residents can contribute items for inclusion with this year’s exhibits.

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