Clothing-Adult Exhibits

Home Economic Building


  1. Clothing will be judged for material used, design color, workmanship, economy and practicality.
  2. Only one entry per person per class.
  3. All entries must have been made by exhibitor within the last year. (Chairman has the right to reject previous entries).

Class Prize Award:
1st- $3
3rd- $1


  1. Apron
  2. Blouse, Adult
  3. Dress, Child
  4. Dress, Designer’s
  5. Dress, Street
  6. Dress and Jacket
  7. Dress, Sun
  8. Dress, Party
  9. Poncho or Cape
  10. Coats, Any Kind
  11. Blazer
  12. Vest
  13. Skirt
  14. Suit, Ladies
  15. Pants
  16. Men’s Sports Coat or Suit
  17. Shirt
  18. Romper Suit
  19. Country Jumper
  20. Hand Painting, Clothing
  21. Applique, Any Item
  22. Hand Towel for Stove
  23. Clothes Pin Bag
  24. Totes or Handbag
  25. Miscellaneous
  • Best In Show
  • Rosette

Jean Wallace
Jimmy Gay Meade

Baked Goods- Adult Exhibits

Home Economics Building


  • In general, baked goods will be judged for appearance, crust condition, texture and flavor.
  • Entries are to be put in zip lock bags when possible. Example: cookies, muffins, biscuits, candy and other entries can use clear wrap.
  • When necessary, baked goods will be opened for determination of texture and flavor.
  • Adult and Youth Foods- In all cake classes except decorated cake entries should be 1/2 cake instead of a whole cake.


  • A general listing of classes include the following:
    • Bread
    • Biscuits
    • Cornbread
    • Corn Stick or Muffin
    • Sweet Rolls
    • Yeast Rolls
    • Sourdough Bread
    • Bread Machine
    • Sweet Bread
    • Yeast Bread
    • Cake
    • Cupcakes
    • Brownies
    • Cookies
    • Fudge
    • Seafoam
    • Candies
    • Pie (NO Custard or Cream)
  • Class Prize Awards:
    • 1st – $3.00
    • 2nd – $2.00
    • 3rd – $1.00
    • Rosette
    • Best in Show
  • All Entries may be viewed 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM September 7th – September 12th.

Callie Moser
Dollie Compton

Canned Food/Adult Exhibits

Home Economics Building


  • All exhibits must be in clean, heat-treated, standard canning jars with new lids and rings. Rusty lids, peanut butter, mayonnaise or pickle jars will not be accepted.
  • An exhibitor may make only one entry in each lot. Different members of the same family cannot make duplicate entries in the same lot. Should any article be entered in the wrong class, the superintendent may make proper correction of entry.
  • Articles that have been entered should be canned within the year.
  • All entries must be made in the name of the producer. Must pass proper test for seal used.
  • No 1/2 gallon cans accepted.
  • A general listing of classes includes the following forms of canned food:
    • Apples
    • Applesauce
    • Blackberries
    • Cherries
    • Grape Juice
    • Peaches
    • Pears
    • Other Fruit
    • Cold Pack Meats
    • Canned Meats
    • Meats
    • Vegetables
    • Beans
    • Carrots
    • Corn
    • Greens
    • Peas
    • Sauerkraut
    • Soup Mixture
    • Tomatoes
    • Tomato Juice
    • Jelly (Apple, Blackberry, Grape, Raspberry, Peach, Other)
    • Jams (Blackberry, Raspberry, Other)
    • Preserves (Peach, Strawberry, Other)
    • Fruit Butter (Apple, Other)
    • Pickled (Beets, Bread & Butter Pickles, Crystal, Dill, Sweet Cucumber, Dilly Beans, Mixed Pickles, Peppers, Pickles)
    • Relishes & Sauces (Pickles, Salsa, Spaghetti Sauce, Sauce, Chow-Chow, Other)
  • Class Prizes:
    • 1st – $3.00
    • 2nd – $2.00
    • 3rd – $1.00
    • Rosette
    • Best in Show
  • All entries may be viewed from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM – September 7th – September 12th.

Pat Gray
Peggy Keith

“Preserving the good things of life because you can”


Home Economics Building


  1. Each specimen must be the work of the exhibitor, except frames and mats may be purchased items. No paint by number or other similar work will be accepted.
  2. Only one entry per person.
  3. Each entry must be numbered and tagged at check-in. The name of the  artist must be on the entry tag.
  4. Each framed work must have an attached hanger which will support the weight of the artwork. Standard art mats are preferred over wood frames.
  5. Photographs which are not framed must be mounted on paper or mat.
  6. School projects must be pre-mounted on large poster boards of large construction paper. A maximum of three posters/papers per class will be accepted. The overall project shall display the name of the school, teacher and grade. If the project consists of a collection of individual art works, the name of each student shall be shown on the front of each work.
  7. Three dimensional works of art may include sculpture, masks, abstract freestanding forms, pottery and other  modeled forms.
  8. No glass in framed art or photograph nor glass objects of art permitted.

1st- $3
2nd- $2

3RD- $5


  1. Watercolors or Tempera
  2. Magic Markers or Crayons
  3. Mixed Media (Inc. Collage and 3 Dimension’s)


4. Watercolors or Tempera
5. Magic Markers or Crayons
6. Mixed Media (Inc. Collage and 3 Dimension’s)


7. Watercolors or Tempera
8. Magic Markers or Crayons
9. Pencil, Pen, Ink and Charcoal
10. Oil and Acrylic
11. Mixed Media (Inc. Collage and 3 Dimension’s)
12. Photography, Landscape or Seascape
13. Photography- all other


14. Watercolors or Tempera
15. Magic Markers or Crayons
16. Pencil, Pen, Ink and Charcoal
17. Oil and Acrylic
18. Mixed Media (Inc. Collage and 3 Dimension’s)
19. Photography, Landscape or Seascape
20. Photography- all other


Oil, Acrylic or Tempera
21. All Forms

22. Animal
23. Human Form or Portrait
24. All Other

25. All Forms

Pencil, Pen, Ink & Charcoal
26. Animal
27. Still Life or Flowers
28. Human Form or Portrait
29. All Other

Mixed Media
30. All Forms ( including collage)

Photography- Black and White
31. All Forms

Photography- Color
32. Animal
33. Human Form or Portrait
34. Landscape or Seascape
35. All Other

Three Dimensional Forms
36. All Forms

Best in Show/ High School- Rosette
Best in Show/Elementary- Rosette
Best in Show/Class- Rosette


Sue Slack
Richard Hall
Doris Hall

Crafts- Youth Exhibits

Home Economics Building


  1. Each specimen must be handwork of the exhibitor or produced by him and shown in the proper division or class.
  2. Crafts will be judged for appearance, design or pattern, color and workmanship.
  3. One entry per class, per person.
  4. All entries must have been made or prepared by the exhibitor within the last year. (Chairman has the right ti reject previous entries)
  5. Previously entered item will not be accepted.

Youth Classes Divided by Age:
Junior Class- thru 12 years
Senior Class- 13-19 years

Class prize Award:
1st- $3
2nd- $2


Best in Show- Rosette


  1. Ceramics, any item
  2. Plaster of Paris
  3. Christmas Decorations, any item
  4. Decoupage
  5. Doll, handmade
  6. Animals, handmade
  7. Flowers. handmade
  8. Leather Work
  9. Wreath, any size
  10. Wood Plaque, any item
  11. Woodwork, small
  12. Woodwork, large
  13. Hand Painted, any item
  14. Jewelry, handmade
  15. Clothes Pin Craft
  16. Model Car (kits and painted)
  17. Plastic Canvas
  18. Baskets, handmade in any size
  19. Felt Craft, any item
  20. Beaded Jewelry
  21. Mosaic
  22. Sand Art
  23. Birdhouse
  24. Door Swag
  25. Decoration, home
  26. Scrapbooking
  27. Recycled, any item
  28. Duct Tape
  29. Miscellaneous, any item


Committee: Peggy Heranny

Youth Canned Foods

Home Economic Building

  • All exhibits must be in a clean, heat treated, standard canning jars with new lids and rings. Rusty lids, peanut butter, mayonnaise and pickle jars will not be accepted.
  • An exhibitor may make only one entry in each lot. Different members of the same family cannot make duplicate entries in the same lot. Should any article be entered in the wrong class, the superintendent may make proper correction of entry.
  • Articles that have been entered should be canned within the year.
  • Must pass proper test for seal use.


    • Apples
    • Blackberries
    • Peaches
    • Applesauce
    • Vegetables
    • Beans
    • Corn
    • Tomatoes
    • Tomato Juice
    • Pickled Beets
    • Sweet Pickles
    • Dill Pickles
    • Pickles
    • Relish
    • Salsa
    • Raspberry Jam
    • Blackberry Jam
    • Strawberry Preserves
    • Peach Preserves
    • Apple Jelly
    • Blackberry Jelly
    • Grape Jelly
    • Apple Butter
    • Other
  • Class Prize Awards:
    • 1st – $3.00
    • 2nd – $2.00
    • 3rd – $1.00
    • Best in Show- Rosette
  • All entries can be viewed from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM daily – September 7th – September 12th.

Committee: Mandy Worrell

Flowers/Adult Exhibit

Home Economics Building


  1. Each specimen must be handwork of the exhibitor produced by him except containers for potted plants and arrangements may be purchased articles.
  2. Each specimen must be shown in proper division or class.
  3. Exhibitors must furnish containers for all flower exhibits, containers must be plastic soft drink bottles no larger than 16oz.size and no smaller than 12 oz. size. NO GLASS or BREAKABLE CONTAINERS.
  4. Cut flowers and potted plants will be judged for perfection of bloom and foliage. Arrangements will be judged for perfection of bloom, quality or arrangement and suitability of containers for flowers.
  5. Artificial flowers or fruit will disqualify an arrangement from being judged. Miniature figures may be used in arrangement.
  6. Mixed colors and varieties not acceptable unless started.

Class Prize Award:
1st- $3
2nd- $2
3rd- $1

Class Flowers:


  1. Red, 1 specimen
  2. Pink, 1 specimen
  3. White, 1 specimen
  4. Yellow, 1 specimen
  5. Orange, 1 specimen
  6. Sonya, 1 specimen
  7. Variegated, 1 specimen
  8. Miniature Roses, 3 specimens


9. Large Yellow, 1 bloom
10. Large Orange, 1 bloom
11. Dwarf- Yellow, Orange or Mixed, 1 spray


12. Single, 3 blooms
13. Double or Ruffled, 3 blooms


14. Large Single, 1 bloom
15. Medium Single, 1 bloom
16. Small Single, 1 bloom
17. Pompom, 3 blooms


18. Large, over 8 inches, 1 bloom
19. Medium, 4-8 inches, 1 bloom
20. Miniature, under 4 inches, 3 blooms
21. Cactus Dahlias large, 1 bloom- Small, 1 bloom
22. Pom  Pom


23. Single, 1 bloom
24. Double, 1 bloom
25. Football, 1 bloom
26. Spider, 1 bloom


27. Large, 1 specimen
28. Medium, 1 specimen
29. Miniature, 3 specimens


30. Plumed, 1 stalk


31. Asters, 3 specimens
32. Calendula’s, 3 specimens
33. Cosmos, 5 specimens
34. Snapdragon (any color), 3 specimens
35. Strawflower, 3 specimens
36. Flower (miscellaneous), 3 specimens


37. Dried
38. Any cut flower, including field flowers, in proper
39. Arrangement- miscellaneous

(Must be 6 months in possession)

40. Ferns
41. Sultana
42. African Violet, all colors
43. Begonia, all sizes and colors
44. Coleus, all sizes and colors
45. Geranium, all colors
46. Gloxinia, all colors
47. Ivy, all varieties
48. Cactus, all sizes
49. Miscellaneous, potted plant

Best in Show- Rosette

Tonia Johnson
Phyllis Crabtree
Jerry Crabtree

Carnival Preview

Friday, September 4th. (6:00 PM- 10:00 PM)
Saturday, September 5th. (6:00 PM- 10:00 PM)
Monday, September 7th. (6:00 PM Full Midway)
Tuesday, September 8th. (6:00 PM Full Midway)
Wednesday, September 9th. (6:00 PM- 10:00 PM)
Thursday, September 10th. (6:00 PM Full Midway)
Friday, September 11th1. (1:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Extra hour of riding time with unlimited ride ticket
Saturday, September 12th. (1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
After 6:00 PM- Full Midway (regular price)

Rabbit Show

Rabbit Show begins at 7:00 PM in the Livestock Barn

  • Classes will be determined at show time
  • Prize money will be as follows:
    • 1st- $20
    • 2nd – $18
    • 3rd- $16
    • 4th- $14
    • 5th- $12

Chairperson: Scott Jessee

Open Horse Show

Beginning at 3:00 PM

Judge: Tricia Mozingo

Entry Fee $10.00 on all classes except for classes 45 -50  entry fee for those is $25.00

  1. Best Groomed Pony (any breed, exhibitor 18 years & under)
  2. Juvenile Showmanship (exhibitor 18 years & under) Western in Halter & English in Bridle
  3. Best Groomed Horse (any breed, exhibitor 18 years 7 under)
  4. Juvenile Beginners English or Western (exhibitor 12 years & under, walk, pleasure gait, no cross entry of the rider in any other performance class)
  5. Juvenile Beginners English or Western (exhibitor 13-18 years, walk, pleasure gait, no cross entry of the rider in any performance class)
  6. Juvenile Go As You Please (exhibitor 12 years & under)
  7. Juvenile Go As you Please (exhibitor 13-18 years)
  8. Lead Line with Ground Assistance (exhibitor 10 & under) Walk/ Pleasure Gait with Ground Assistance
  9. Juvenile Racking Non-Saddlebred (English or Western attire)
  10. Juvenile Ambling Country Pleasure (exhibitor 17 years & under, all breeds, flat shod, no canter, 2 gaits and no bands)
  11. Go As You Please Ponies
  12. Ladies Racking Country Pleasure (English or Western, Flat Shod)
  13. Juvenile County Pleasure (exhibitor 17 years 7 under, all breeds, flat shod, bands allowed, walk & pleasure gait)
  14. Juvenile Country Racking Ponies (14.2 & under)
  15. Men’s Racking Country Pleasure (English or Western, Flat Shod)
  16. Go As You Please
  17. Open Pleasure Driving
  18. Juvenile Flat Shod Racking
  19. Juvenile Pacing
  20. Lead Line( no entry fee)
  21. Juvenile Trail Pleasure Racking (English or Western) 3/8 x 3/4′
  22. Costume Class (exhibitor 18 years & under)
  23. Ladies Ambling Country Pleasure (exhibitor 18 7 over, all breeds, flat shod, no canter, 2 gaits and no bands)
  24. Flat Shod Racking
  25. Ladies Country Pleasure, English or Western Walk Pleasure Gait
    Paige Arrington Memorial Trophy
  26. Stick Horse
  27. Ladies Trail Pleasure Racking (English or Western) 3/8 x 3/4′
  28. Style Pacing
  29. Men’s Racking (English Attire)
  30. Spotted Country Pleasure ( flat shod, no canter, 2 gaits) bands allowed
  31. Show Pleasure
  32. Buggy Class
  33. Keg Shod Racking
  34. Juvenile Go As You Please
  35. Ladies Racking (English Attire)
  36. Men’s Ambling Country Pleasure (exhibitor 18 7 over, all breeds, flat shod, no canter, 2 gaits) no bands
  37. Style Racking Flat Shod (English Attire)
  38. Men’s Trail pleasure Racking (English or Western) 3/8 3/4′
  39. Three Gaited English Show Pleasure
  40. Country Saddle English or Western- Three Gaits Max Shoe 3/8 x 3/4′
  41. Men’s Country Pleasure (bands allowed, walk, pleasure gait)
  42. ASB Open Racking
  43. Speed Racking (English Attire)
  44. Lucky’s Commander – Perpetual Memorial Trophy
  45. Open Racking Country Pleasure (English or Western- Flat Shod)
  46. Open Trail Pleasure Racking (English or Western)3/8 x 3/4′
  47. Five Gaited English Show Pleasure
  48. Open Ambling Country Pleasure (all breeds, flat shod, no canter, 2 gaits and no bands)
  49. Road Pony Stake
    Added by: Tri-County Driving Academy
    1st-  $375
    3rd- $175
    4th-    $50
    5th-    $25
  50. Open Country Pleasure (English or Western, Walk, Pleasure Gait and Bands allowed)
  51. Open Racking English Attire
  52. Open Pacing


Open Western Horse Show

Beginning at 6:00 PM
** Long Sleeve Shirts Required in all Speed Classes**

Entry Fee $10.00 on all classes except for Open Western Pleasure and Open Barrel Race and it’s a $25.00 entry fee

Judge: John Banks

  1. Lead Line (no entry fee)
  2. Western Halter Weanlings & Yearlings
  3. Western  Halter ( 2 & 3 year olds)
  4. Western Halter ( 5 years & older)
  5. Open Western Halter
  6. Miniature Horse Halter (38″ & under)
  7. Most Colorful Horse at Halter
  8. Showmanship at Halter (exhibitor 18 & under)
  9. Juvenile Beginners Western (exhibitor 12 & under, walk, jog, no canter, no cross entry of rider in any other performance class).
  10. Juvenile Beginners Western (exhibitor 13-18, walk & jog, no canter, no cross entry of rider in any other performance class).
  11. Hunter Under Saddle
  12. Costume Class (exhibitor 17 & under)
  13. Paint Horse Western Pleasure
  14. Juvenile Pole Bending (exhibitor 18 & under)
  15. Open Pole Bending
  16. Western pleasure Walk/Jog, no cross entry
  17. Rescue Race
  18. Mule Race
  19. Amateur Western Pleasure
  20. Youth Pony Barrel (50″ & under) Exhibitor 12 years & under
  21. Youth Barrel Race (exhibitor 12 years & under)
  22. Juvenile Barrel Race (exhibitor 13-18 years)
  23. Ladies Barrel Race (exhibitor 19 & over)
  24. Men’s Barrel Race (exhibitor 19 & over)
  25. Juvenile Western Pleasure (exhibitor 18 & under)
    Robert Blair memorial Trophy
  26. Ladies Western Pleasure (exhibitor 19 & over)
  27. Reining Class (pattern to be announced)
  28. Men’s Western Pleasure (exhibitor 19 & over)
  29. Speed Race
  30. Potato Race
  31. Quarter Horse Western Pleasure
    Rio Grande Perpetual Trophy
  32. Open Western Pleasure
    Ralph Fields Perpetual Memorial Trophy
  33. Open Barrel Race



Russell County Horse Show

Open to Russell County Horses and Riders Only

Sponsored by: Farm Bureau Insurance
Sportsmanship Trophy Sponsored by: Russell County  Chamber of Commerce

Judge: John Banks

Entry Fee $5.00 on all classes except Lead Line and
Stick Horse Class

  1. Lead Line
  2. Open Halter (12 mo.& under)
  3. Open Halter ( 2 year olds)
  4. Beginners Class on Ponies ( 14.2 & under)
  5. Juvenile Go As You Please (18 years & under)
  6. Racking Ponies
  7. Beginners Class on Horses
    “My Pleasure” Perpetual Trophy
  8. Stick Horse Class
  9. Style Racking (Saddlebred)
    Carlos “Spud” Turner Memorial Trophy
  10. Open Go As You Please
  11. Juvenile Western Pleasure (18 years & under)
    Class sponsored by the Rafter F Performance Horses
  12. Youth English Pleasure (12 years & under)
  13. Flat Shod Racking
  14. Costume Class
  15. Style Pacing
  16. Country Racking
    Jerolene Stamper Memorial Trophy
  17. Driving Class
  18. Youth Barrel Race (12 years & under)
    Class sponsored by the Rafter F Performance Horses
  19. Juvenile Barrels
  20. Spotted Country Pleasure
  21. Juvenile Plantation pleasure (18 years & under)
  22. Ladies Pacing
  23. Open Western Pleasure
  24. Key Shod Racking
  25. Egg and Spoon
  26. Trail Pleasure Racking
    Rick Hart Memorial Trophy
  27. Rescue Race
    C.A. Pratt Memorial Trophy
  28. Men’s Pacing
  29. Open English Pleasure Horses
  30. Plantation Country Pleasure
  31. Pole Bending
  32. Utility Class
    Buddy & Peggy Taylor Memorial Trophy
  33. Open Barrell Race
  34. Open Racking (Saddlebred or Non-Saddlebred)
  35. Speed Race
  36. Open Country Pleasure
  37. Open Pacing
    Russell County Fair Challenge Trophy




2015 Rules for The Russell County Horse Show

  • The Russell County Horse Show is operated in accordance with the current rules of the Mid-South Horse Show Association.
  • All competitors showing Tennessee Walking Horses or Racking Horses in an Association must have their horse inspected by the DQP before the class.
  • Every rider or driver competing in classes for amateurs must possess an amateur card.
  • Persons under federal disqualifications cannot transport horses to this show and can participate only as a spectator.
  • Current 12 month negative coggins test is required prior to entering the show grounds and must be presented at the gate and secretary’s booth upon entry.
  • Absolutely NO classes will be added.
  • Juveniles will not be allowed to show a STALLION in any juvenile class.
  • STALLS will  be assigned at the secretary’s booth. Absolutely no vehicles may be parked in front of the stall area. Stalls may be reserved in advance by calling Whitney Phillips at (276) 608-1602.
  • The Russell County Fair Association will not be liable or responsible for any injury to any person, animal, or for any damage to, or loss of personal property on the show grounds and all horses are to be exhibited at the risk of the owner or exhibitors.
  • Everyone entering the fairgrounds must purchase a ticket.

Draft Horse Pull

NO Entry Fee

  • This event is filled with a large variety of activities.
  • Each activity and registration fee is listed separately.
  • The event will continue until the final activity is complete.
  • These events will be held at the Horse Show Arena


  • Light Weight Pulling Horses
  • Heavy Weight Pulling Horses


  •    1st – $500.00
  •   2nd – $400.00
  •    3rd – $350.00
  •    4th – $300.00
  •    5th – $250.00
  •    6th – $200.00
  •    7th – $150.00
  •    8th – $100.00
  •    9th – $100.00
  • 10th – $100.00

*A minimum of $50.00 paid to any participating team.
* 12 Month Negative Coggins are required for all horses.

Rules for Draft Horse Pulling

  1. Pulling distance shall be 27 1/2 ft.
  2. Width of the pulling area shall be 20 ft.
  3. No more than 4 persons shall be allowed with each team.
  4. Drivers shall have the choice of either riding or walking. However, if walking the driver must stay behind the double tree.
  5. Drivers shall not be changed unless injury or sickness occurs. Changes are subject to approval by the judge.
  6. Three pulls shall be allowed for each weight.
  7. Drivers shall have three minutes to hook to the sled after being called to do so.
  8. Three succeeding attempts to hook to the sled constitute a pull.
  9. A pull shall be counted when the driver gives the horse the signal to pull.
  10. The team with the longest distance shall not return to pull until his distance is exceeded. At this time he shall return and pull immediately.
  11. If a tie occurs the team with the second longest distance shall be placed above the other team.
  12. Breakage of harness or equipment will constitute a pull with the distance being credited to the team. Five minutes shall be allowed for repair, with the team remaining in the pulling area.
  13. Hitching with cross tugs is prohibited.
  14. Teams may be tied together with check lines only.
  15. Bridles may be either  open-faced or with blinds, however, no change may be made after the contest starts.
  16. Any mistreatment of animals will not be allowed. Any team may be disqualified by the judge for infraction of this rule.
  17. Any team to rank or excited that the judge feels may endanger other teams, drivers, or spectators, may be excused from the pulling area by the judge.
  18. Any team getting free from the handlers will be disqualified from the contest.
  19. Any team suspected of drug usage will be turned over to the Humane Society for disciplinary action.
  20. The judge’s decision will be final.
  21. Twelve month negative coggins required.

2015 General Rules & Regulations for Livestock

  1. Not responsible for any injury or injuries to persons, livestock or vehicles.
  2. Each exhibitor will be responsible for seeing that livestock is properly fitted and kept in a clean and presentable manner during the fair and watered and fed while on exhibit. Any exhibitor that fails to comply will be barred from participating in the show.
  3. Each junior livestock exhibitor will be given 2 free passes for entry to the fair. They can pick up their pass when they register their animals. At this time, they will also be reimbursed the ticket price they initially paid to get into the fairgrounds.
  4. management reserves the right to determine the number of classes and arrangement of classes.
  5. The judge’s decision will be final. General and special rules will apply.

Pet Agility

Monday, September 7th at 9AM
Located in the Horse Show Arena

NO registration fees
NO limitations
Ribbons and Trophies will be awarded


Southwest Virginia Veterinary Services will be offering agility demonstrations and training for all of those interested in learning about this great team sport. Bring your dog on this day and we will be happy to help you and your pet learn to navigate obstacles, climb dog ramps and even ride a teeter totter! Bring plenty of your pet’s favorite dog treats, a long leash (not a flexi leash), and wear comfortable shoes… this is a fast paced, good work out for both you and your pet!

Contact Dr. Peggy Rucker for additional details at
(276) 889-5515

Sponsored by: Southwest Virginia Veterinary Services


Pet Show

Registration begins at 1:30 PM under the Pavilion

1st place- Trophies
1st thru 5th place- Ribbons

Pure breeds and mutts Welcome! Pets must be on a lead or caged. Virginia Wildlife, reptiles, insects and arachnids NOT permitted on pets show grounds. Costumes must not be attached in any harmful way to animal.
Any animal that appears to be sick will not be allowed to participate at chairpersons discretion.
Any acts of cruelty to pets anywhere of the fairgrounds will be immediate cause for denied participation and/or dismissal from Pet Show. Any animal showing aggressive behavior may be asked to leave. This will be chairpersons discretion.

1. Best Cat Overall (based on temperament and how healthy they appear
2. Pet Costume (Children 12 and under)
3. Pet Costume (Children 12 and under)
4. Dog Obedience (Adult)
5. Dog Obedience (Children)
6. Pet/Owner Look Alike (Adult)
7. Pet/Owner Look Alike ( Children)
8. Owner/Pet Relationship (Adult and Children)
9. Pet Tricks (Adult)
10. Pet Tricks (Children)
11. Obstacle Course (Children)
12. Obstacle Course ( Adult)
13. Veteran’s Class- Child (dogs 7 years and over)
14. Veteran’s Class- Adult (dogs 7 years and over)
15. Child’s Champion ( All 1st place winners compete)
16. Adult Champion ( All 1st place winners complete)

Child Classes- Kids must be 12 years old and under
Adult Classes- Must be ages 13 and up

For more information or to pre-register call Ruth at
(276) 889-5515








Come for Dessert “2015 Dessert Recipe Contest”

Bring Entry To- Building #3
Date: Sunday, September 6th
Time: 2PM till 4PM
Local Contacts: Jan Harrison @ (276) 889-1566
Patsy Phillips @ (804) 836-4156

Cook up your best Dessert recipe
“Crack a minimum of 6 eggs in the recipe”
Bring it and the written recipe to the fair


  • Open to any individual who is a Virginia resident, one entry per person. Participant does not have to reside in county where the fair is held. Local fairs are asked to waive any residency requirements. Participants are eligible to win in ONE contest at a time. They may compete in other contests until they win.
  • Entrant must prepare a recipe that should be considered to be a dessert although presentations may vary (trifles, cakes, pies, egg-rich pastries, ice cream, etc.)
  • A minimum 6 large eggs must be cracked for use in the entered recipe.
  • Entry may be presented in/on any type of container for judging. Safe food handling is the responsibility of the contestant. Contest organizers may find a contestant in-eligible should a dessert be entered at room temperature that should have been kept cold.
  • Recipe must:
    •  list ingredients in order of use
    • include preparation instructions
    • cooking time, temperature and yield
  • Written recipe must be legibly printed on one side of page and must be submitted with prepared entry. Back side of page must include contestant’s name, address, phone number and email address and the name of the item.
  • Contestant must fill in a Participant Release Form, to be attached to the recipe.

Prizes: Gifts from the Virginia Egg Council will be sent to local contest organizers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners


1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners may compete at the State Fair of Virginia on September 27, 2015 for these top prizes:

1st place- $375.00
2nd place- $250.00
3rd place- $125.00

For more information got to









Lawn Mower Race

Registration begins at 4PM
Entry Fee $10 per class for Adults and Kid’s Classes

Kids Class- 11- 15 years of age
Adult Classes- 3-15 lap heats, open class-20 laps
Money Class- 20 laps ( 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places of heat races)

Trophies- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places

  • Engines must be stock (internally). Intake and exhaust modifications are allowed.
  • Transmissions must be of a lawnmower origin.
  • All chassis modifications are to be made around the manufactures frame. No fabricated chassis.
  • Must have functioning brake system.
  • Decks must be removed or belts removed.
  • Must have working “kill” switch. Tether type recommended.
  • Gasoline engines only.
  • Operators must wear approved helmets (no bicycle type), eye protection, jeans or trousers (no shorts), gloves and long sleeves are recommended.

Mowers and Operators will be inspected at registration!

For more information: (276) 202-3573






Ranch Rodeo

  • Entry Fee is $60.00 total event.
  • Each event (except Sorting) is open for entries-not limited to all around teams.
  • Featuring $1,500.00 added money, 70% Payback, and 3 Gist Buckles to the All Around Team.
  • Special Intermission Event: Barnyard Bull Riding- $60/team
  • All Around Events Include:
    • Team mugging- $250 added money
    • Sorting- $250 added money
    • Trailer Loading- $250 added money
    • Team Doctoring- $250 added money
    • Team Roping- $500 added money

For additional information contact:
Bryan Vencill at (276) 971-2119
Michael Moore at (276) 608-9731


**Negative Coggins Required** 




Russell County’s Strongest Farm Hand

Registration begins at 11:00 am

Kids- Ages 12 Under
Youth- Ages 13 thru 17
Adult- Ages 18 and Over

Youth and Adult classes will be broken into Men and Women Divisions.

1st place trophy awarded to kids division as well as participant ribbons to those involved.

1st thru 3rd trophies awarded to youth and adult men and  women classes respectively.

  • Contestants will run course one at a time against an electronic timer.
  • Contestants will enter the course starting the timer and proceed to the first show of strength station which will be the tire flip. They will be required to flip a tractor tire end over end for a distance of 10 ft.
  • Contestants will then proceed to the next station in which they will be required to carry four full 5 gallon buckets of water a distance of 40 ft. and place on the back of a UTV.
  • Once all four buckets are loaded onto the UTV the contestant will then push and or pull the UTV a distance of 15 ft.
  • Contestant will then proceed to the final station which will be loading 10 – 50 lb. burlap sacks filled with sand from ground level onto a flatbed trailer. Once all sacks are loaded on the trailer the contestant will run back to the starting line stopping the timer.
  • Contestants must complete each station before moving on to the next or will be given a no time.
  • Contestant waiver must be completed and signed before any contestant is allowed to compete. Youth and kids under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian signature.
  • Any announcement made day of the event takes precedence over any printed material.

For questions, please contact Eric Deskins at
(276) 202-6350