Agricultural Fair Sept. 18-21, 2019

(Rocky Mount, VA) The sixth annual Franklin County Agricultural Fair is scheduled for September 18-21, 2019 at the Franklin County Recreation Park. This year’s fair will include various live shows, competitive exhibits, agricultural education, live music and performances, and midway entertainment provided by Brinkley Entertainment.

View the press release announcing the Agricultural Fair


Kick Off for 2019 Franklin County Agricultural Fair Open Horse Show Presented by Franklin County Equestrian Club

(Rocky Mount, VA) On September 14, 2019, the 2019 Franklin County Agricultural Fair will kick off with the Franklin County Open Horse Show. The Franklin County Equestrian Club is the organizer of the Open Horse Show.

The Open Horse Show is inviting competitors to participate. Competitors may register starting at 9:00 a.m. the day of the show. Pre-registration is available through the Fair website. Entry fees are $10.00 per class. Spectators may attend the show for free, with the shows beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Open Horse Show will be sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force and the Franklin County Equestrian Club. Competitors do not need to be a member of either organization to participate. The Open Horse Show will feature 76 competitive classes with ribbons awarded for First through Sixth place. Championship and Reserve Championship will be awarded in English, Hunter, Ranch, Western, Walking/Racking and Gymkhana – Youth & Adult Divisions. For show rules and a list of competitive classes, visit:

Said David Rotenizer, Director of Tourism for Franklin County, “Throughout Franklin County’s history, horses have been a majestic feature of our rural landscape. Whether used to work farms or provide competitive and recreational riding opportunities, horses are a mainstay in our community. The Horse Show is a fitting way to kick off the Agricultural Fair.”

The Open Horse Show will occur at Shadow Ridge Stables, 10120 Booker T. Washington Hwy, Wirtz, Va. Concessions available. Spectators may bring a lawn chair.

To learn more about the fair, please visit the website and follow on Facebook @FCAgFAir. For questions, please call (540) 483-3030 or e-mail


Franklin County Agricultural Fair Receives Awards

Franklin County Agricultural Fair Receives Awards at VAF Conference - (Rocky Mount, VA) Earlier this year, the Franklin County Agricultural Fair staff attended the 2019 Virginia Association of Fairs Conference in Hot Springs, VA. During the conference the Franklin County Agricultural Fair received numerous Communication Awards in relation to their marketing efforts for the 2018 Fair. - View Awards press release