Annual Ag Fair is Oct. 5th
Now in its fourth year, the annual Northampton Agricultural County Fair continues to grow as a popular fall event on the Eastern Shore.
This family-friendly event is free and open to the public and will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 behind the former Northampton Middle School in Machipongo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The County Fair continues the legacy of the Eastern Shore’s Agri-Fair, which annually celebrated the Eastern Shore’s agricultural industry in the 1970s, 80s and early 90s.
Admission for the fair is free, but children can pay $10 and take part in a number of activities including horse and hay rides, pumpkin painting and face painting, among other activities.
Popular returning events include the skillet throwing competition, Cape Charles Lions Club's Roll-a-Keg, pie baking contest and more.
A&N Electric Cooperative will host a scheduled climbing demonstration during the event. The cooperative will also have employees on hand to answer questions, show off some of our climbing and safety gear and will have free giveaways.
In addition, the fair will offer farming education for all ages and local vendors will be selling their local goods.
The event is organized by the Northampton County Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Farm Bureau Young Farmers Eastern Shore.