After 24 years of the Greene County Fair at its present location on Madison Road (Va. Route 230), it’s all over. It saddens us that the landlord will not renew our lease or honor the typo in the lease that would allow us to have a 2019 fair. However, there will be no 2019 fair. The fair paid the landlord $8,113.56 a year in rent for the use of the land for 10 days to be able to put on the fair.
This will leave a void in the financial planning for our fire departments, churches and other non-profit vendors each year. They will have to have other avenues to make up the money lost fundraising at the fair each year. The fair association has always made it our goal to keep as much money spent at the fair for local non-profit organizations.
There was always good food, good fellowship, great bluegrass music, great exhibits (locally grown and handmade), the carnival and, of course, the livestock shows where the young people work so hard to raise, show and sell each year.
We wish to thank all of you who have participated by being sponsors, working as volunteers, vendors and in so many other ways to make each year a great and successful fair. Without the help of our volunteers and fair-goers, our fair would not have been successful. It takes many dedicated long hours of work to put on a fair. Our board of directors is not paid—the members are dedicated to having a great fair each year for you to enjoy.
Again, we want to remind you that the county of Greene does not put on this fair, nor does it provide any monies.
We are still hopeful that we will find somewhere else that is a suitable location for a fair in the future. The board of directors wishes to thank you for your support for the past 24 years for the Greene County Fair on Route 230.
President, Greene County Fair Inc.