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Originally published: 2013-09-11 13:00:33
Last modified: 2013-09-11 13:01:17

Avery A&H Fair underway through Saturday

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Avery A&H Fair began on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Heritage Park in Newland and continues through Saturday, Sept. 14. Gates open at 5 p.m. each evening through this Friday, Sept. 13, with gates opening at 9 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 14.

This year's fair is packed with events and activities for the entire family. Education days will be Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 11 and 12, providing special programming designed to give Avery County’s students unique insights into the farming, culture and history that shaped the county in which they live. Activities designed for students will include storytelling, a weaving booth, horse trainer Robbie Howell and Appalachian music.

During Wednesday's festivities, emergency personnel will participate in a tug-o'-war for county bragging rights. Beginning on Wednesday, students can purchase ride bracelets, as well as have their turn at the tug-o'-war rope on Thursday. The big tent hosts a beauty contest on Tuesday, Sept. 10, and will host a talent show Wednesday, Sept. 11.

To read the complete story, please pick up a copy of your hometown newspaper, The Avery Journal-Times, available at almost 100 locations in Newland, Banner Elk, Crossnore, Spruce Pine and Roan Mountain, Tenn. To subscribe to The Avery Journal-Times, please call (828) 733-0401 or click to