Russell County Fair and Horse Show President David Leonard hands the fair mascot contest winner Tanner Lawson his prize.

The Russell County Fair’s theme this year is: “Farming! It’s Our Way of Life!” Our fair mascot for 2017 is a tractor. The fair held a contest through Russell County’s Schools called “Name the Tractor.”  178 entries were sent in from children all across the county.

The Board and Committee Chairmen voted on the entries and Tanner Lawson of Copper Creek Elementary School sent in the winning name! The Tractor’s name is “Willy Makit.” Tanner is 5 years old, and he wins $100, a t-shirt with a picture of Willy Makit on it, and a season pass for him and his family!

Russell County Fair is so pleased to have Tanner name our tractor. The tractor was designed by Meghan Hess of Swords Creek, Virginia. The “Name the Tractor” contest was sponsored by Divine Home Care.



The 2017 Russell County Fair will be held
September 2nd – 9th at:

237 Donnie Dean Drive Castlewood, VA

See Events for a complete schedule of upcoming Entertainment and Competitions.

  • Exhibit buildings will open on Monday, September 4th after exhibit judging is complete.
  • Exhibit buildings will be open from 10 AM to 9 PM Tuesday, September 5th – Saturday, September 9th.
  • The Commercial building will be open from 10 AM to 9 PM Monday, September 4th through Saturday, September 9th.
There are NO additional fees to enter the Exhibit or Commercial buildings.
Pets are only allowed on the Fair Grounds the day of the Pet Show.

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