The Clarke Weekender – Fair Week Begins

The 2011 Clarke County Fair Miss, and Junior Miss. Photo credit – Clarke County Fair

It’s here! The Clarke County Fair begins on Sunday and it is shaping up to be another great year of fun for the whole family. People come from all over the area to visit the Clarke County Fair for it’s unique setting and collection of exhibits and attraction. It’s also the last gasp of summer with school days just around the corner. So check out the full schedule of events here and plan your fair week activities that start Sunday with the opening ceremonies and the Miss Clarke County Fair Pageants.

There are also a number of other great events and happenings in our area this weekend starting tonight. Here’s a few to get you started.

Friday August 10

“Music in the Rose Hill Park presents Allan James – Original Rock” 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Enjoy some home grown talent but bring your umbrella, the weather is calling for more thunderstorms.

“The 1, 4, 5s” will be performing at The Horseshoe Curve Restaurant in Pine Grove. For more information call: 540-554-8291.

Saturday August 11

Showers are in the forecast but that won’t dampen spirits at the Clarke County Farmers Market. Stop by between 8:00 AM and 12 Noon for the best selection of local produce and products. Visit the market on South Church Street in the municipal parking lot.

“The Carroll Brothers” at The Horseshoe Curve Restaurant, 1162 Pine Grove Road, in Pine Grove. For more information call: 540-554-8291.

Sunday August 12

“Wickliffe Church Homecoming” 11:00 AM. This year’s Wickliffe service (from the 1798 version of The Book of Common Prayer) will be officiated by Rev. Dwight L. Brown and followed by a covered dish picnic outside on the lawn beneath the shady old oak trees.  Everyone is WELCOME to attend this special service and potluck luncheon at Wickliffe, a beautiful and historic setting.  Help celebrate Clarke Parish (Grace & St. Mary’s) as we gather together to commemorate our joint heritage.   Please remember to bring a picnic blanket, lawn chairs AND a generous dish to share at the luncheon.

“Brides & Moms Manor House Tea” (Free! ) Historic Rosemont Manor” 1:00 PM. Brides-to-be and Mothers of the Bride are Cordially Invited to a Complimentary Manor House Tea for Two at Historic Rosemont Manor. Reservations are required and space is limited to the first 20 Mother/Bride couples to register. Please call 540-955-2834 to book your complimentary tea for two.

“58th Clarke County Fair” Berryville, VA. Daily admission is $7 for adults, $2 for children ages 5-15; children under 5 are free. For tickets and information call 540-955-3755 or 540-955-2530 or visit for an order form. Ticket prices do not include the gate admission of $7. For a complete list of the schedule of events and other attractions visit Events start Sunday at 5:00 P.M. with the Opening Ceremony – Welcome by local officials & Clarke County High School Band and/or Choir followed by Junior Miss Clarke County Fair Contest followed by Miss Clarke County Fair Scholarship Pageant



  1. I’d also like to add that after midnight on Sunday night, you should be able to view the Perseid meteor shower. The shower is expected between midnight and dawn Sunday. You could see 60 shooting stars an hour.

  2. The Appalachian Trail meanders 2,184 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia to the highest point in Maine at Mount Katahdin. It was all connected 75 years ago by volunteer labor. The 75th anniversary celebration is in Harpers Ferry this weekend. There is suppose to be a sky viewing event this saturday night in Harpers Ferry. Next saturday evening on August 18th, there will be a telescope sky viewing event at Sky Meadows State Park in VA.

  3. Any chance the name of that band (1, 4, 5s) has to do with a common chord progression??? 😀