Saturday, August 27, 2011


Today is the last day to come out and enjoy the Alleghany County Ag. Fair. Gates open at 12 PM with the District Dairy Show beginning at 3 PM, petting zoo and carnival opens at 4 PM (unlimited ride bands are $18 / individual tickets also available), Lawnmower Race starts at 5 PM followed by fireworks. For more information check out the FAIR BLOG.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Alleghany County Ag. Fair

Exciting things going on a the Fair tonight. Kid's night and petting zoo starts at 5:30 with fun activities for kids of all ages. Carnival at 6 and 4-H kids Cornhole tournament starting @ 6:30. Don't miss out on the great food and fun!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Alleghany County Ag. Fair

The 24th annual Alleghany County Agricultural Fair starts tomorrow, August 22. Tomorrow we will be accepting entries into the Exhibition Building from 12 pm - 6 pm the the Emerson Black Building. There are both youth and adult categories with over 70 categories for youth and more than 400 categories for adults. This is when youth and adults can enter their favorite picture, prettiest flower, most unusual vegetable or best Lego construction for competition in our Exhibition Building.

We will also be having a horse show beginning at 6 pm. Come out an enjoy the fun.

For more information please visit the fair blog by clicking HERE or contact the office at 336-372-5597.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Open Horse Show

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Alleghany County Fairgrounds - US Hwy 21 N, Sparta, NC

Gates open at 8:00 am. Registration begins at 8:30am
Show begins at 10:00 am

Registration: $5 per class or $20 to show all day; $2 for stick horse class. For full class list click here.

NOTICE: A current negative Coggins Test will be required for all horses at the gate.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Science Fair Workshop

There will be a science fair workshop on Monday, September 19, 2011 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the 2nd floor conference room of the County Office Building (90 S. Main St.). April Dilllon, 4-H Agent in Lincoln County, will be the instructor. The workshop is open to youth, parents, volunteers and educators. You will learn about the science fair process and do several hands on-experiments. This workshop will give you all the tools you need to get started on a great project for the district science fair to be held in January.

You must register by: Wednesday, September 14th.

If you would like to register, please contact Amy Lucas at (336) 372-5597 or

Governor's Page Program

North Carolina 4-H is excited to offer the opportunity to our 4-H'ers to serve as a Governor's Page once again this year during National 4-H Week - October 3-7, 2011. So we are very excited to have the opportunity for our 4-H'ers. I have been given 8 slots for Pages this year so get those applications in quick!

Each applicant must be between the ages of 15 and 18 years old, and in good academic standing with their schools.

All applications must be submitted by August 26th so please see the application if you are interested. If you need more information on the program and specific requirements, please see their website at:

Please be sure to read over this as it gives very specific information regarding the pay for pages, meals, and lodging for each delegate.