“Blue Jeans and Country Dreams” is the theme for the bigger and better Williamsburg Community Fair this year, which will be held July 28-30. There will be food, live music, and exhibits.
On Thursday, July 28, exhibits for food, photos, flowers, painting, quilts, vegetables, eggs, and others are to register from 5 to 7 p.m. at the community building. For a complete list of exhibit categories visit the Facebook page Williamsburg WV Community Fair. There is no fee for exhibits.
On Friday, July 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. enjoy hot dogs, BBQ, brown beans and cornbread, and play bingo from 6 to 8 p.m. for just $1 a game. Daubers will be available for purchase of $1 or bring your own. Bring a chair and enjoy the sounds of the Thomas Taylor dance concert in the firehouse from 7 to 9 p.m.
Start your Saturday morning on July 30 with breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, eggs, and more. Then visit the Thrift Shop at the old schoolhouse from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a $1 bag clothing sale. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Following the parade, enjoy lunch at the concession stand in the community building which will also have vendors and health screenings. There will also be a vintage and hot rod car show at cruise-in, games to play (most are free!), fun stations, dime pitch, a children’s books vendor, crafts stations, a 45-foot obstacle bouncy house and castle bouncy house, jail, dunk tank, cotton candy, Dippin’ Dots, popcorn, Hanna Homestead coffee, and a horseshoe tournament and cornhole tournament.
Outdoor entertainment under a tent on Saturday will be a great afternoon. Bring your chair and relax while listening to Karen McKay from 12:30 to 1 p.m., Sons of the Mountains from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and The Announcers from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
The Announcers are a male southern gospel group, and they use soundtracks as the source of musical background. Songs include familiar hymns as well as songs made popular by professional groups. Group members live in the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia where they have lived and worked their entire lives. The Announcers Gospel Group was organized in September of 1970, and they’ve have performed for a great number of benefits through the years. The group has never charged a fee to travel or sing, and has entertained throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. The Announcers have made 28 different recordings throughout the nearly 53 years they have been together singing gospel music. Although the faces have changed to some degree over time, the message remains the same. The current group of five singers has remained the same now for over 25 years. The Announcers make no claim of being professionals when it comes to music or singing. It is only for the glory of God that they perform with a desire that someone who hears the good news of His love for all. There is no greater purpose. Group members for The Announcers are Alan Craft – lead, bass; Larry McCallister – baritone; William Nicely – tenor; Ryan Muterspaugh – lead, tenor, bass; and Dale Muterspaugh – lead, baritone.
On Saturday evening enjoy bingo again from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. A dance concert begins at 7 p.m. with Mud Hole Control in the fire house bay. Cap the night off with fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m.
For a full schedule and event information, visit the Facebook page Williamsburg WV Community Fair, or the website www.WilliamsburgWV.com. The location of the event is 6571 Shoestring Trail, Williamsburg, WV. The community fair is sponsored by the Williamsburg Community Action and Williamsburg Ruritan Club. Special thanks to an Arts and Recreation grant and First Energy Foundation.