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Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

More than 400 Bluemont citizens volunteer to bring this event to life each year, and it has an important place in their community. First, its lengthy history means much to them. At the very first Bluemont Fair, a local bluegrass band played, the E.E. Lake Store hosted a few dozen traditional crafters, and children from the town marveled at the first rendition of the Washington and Old Dominion model train exhibit. Today, you'll find the same—and more—at the Bluemont Fair.

The Fair is also important to its neighbors for another reason. Proceeds fund street lighting in Bluemont, as well as scholarships for local students who demonstrate civic commitment. The fair supports community beautification projects, historic building improvements within the village, and local service organizations.

So head on out to Bluemont this weekend for some good old-fashioned fun. Bluemont Fair will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for directions, or for additional information, see the Bluemont Fair's website at www.bluemontfair.com.

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