Tazewell County Fair celebrates 150th birthday

Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 6:53 PM EDT
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TAZEWELL, Va. (WVVA) - Before the rides and funnel cakes, the Tazewell County Fair started as an ‘Agricultural Fair’ in 1872. Going into its 150th year in business, the fair is still sticking to its roots.

The fair was once widely regarded as one of America’s longest continuously running fairs. However, the COVID-19 pandemic ended that streak in 2020. Foster says fairgoers and planners alike were shocked at the cancellation of the fair.

The fair made its comeback in 2021 with COVID-19 restrictions in place. This year marks 150 years of fun. the fair is celebrating by going back to the 19th century with special events and decorations.

Fair organizers now look forward to continuing the long-standing tradition for another 150 years.

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