The New River Valley Fairgrounds

Welcome to the online home of the New River Valley Fair, one of Pulaski County’s favorite spots for family entertainment. There’s a lot going on at the fair this year… some great entertainers, fun contests, great exhibits and don’t forget the breath-taking midway rides. Take a look around our site for details on everything that’s happening for the 2015 season. We’ll look for you and your family at this year’s fair!


Come On Out to the NRV Fair, July 20 – 25, 2015

Grandstand Events

  • Monday – Demolition Derby (Entry form)
  • Tuesday – Horse Pull
  • Wednesday – The Domino Band with Beer Garden Available
  • Thursday – 2nd Annual Praize Hymn Gospel Concert
  • Friday – ARMA Lawn Mower Racing
  • Saturday – Ernie Treadway Rodeo – Bull Riding & Barrel Racing

Supporting Radio Stations

  • MIX 100.7
  • Star Country
  • NASH-FM 107.1
  • Blue Ridge Country 98.1FM
  • Q99 FM
  • K92
  • FM 94.1
  • Kool 95.3FM WXBX, True Country WYVE 1280AM, & All Talk Radio WLOY 660AM
  • WWWJ 1360 AM
  • 105.3 The Bear

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Announcing the 2015 FFA Challenge!

2015 FFA Challenge

Theme: Youth in Agriculture

Sponsor: Farm Credit of the Virginias

Size: Tri-Fold Board, One per Chapter

Show what your FFA Chapter has done for the 2014-2015 school year! Make a display with pictures, products, and notebooks of any kind that will cover a tri fold board promoting everything your chapter has accomplished and learned for this school year! You will be competing against other FFA Groups in the New River Valley for the prizes listed below.

Must be turned into the Farris Bldg. Exhibit Hall on July 18 or 19. Judging will be on the 19th.

First Prize: $250.00 Second Prize: $150.00 Third Prize: $100.00 (plus ribbons for each place)

4-H Share The Fun Talent Showcase


‘Mr. Fair’ Remembered as ‘overall good person’


“He was Mr. Fair.”

That’s how Janie King, along with many others in Pulaski County, remembers Thomas “Bud” Walsh. The former general manager for the New River Valley Fairgrounds who was instrumental in organizing the fair in Dublin each year, died Saturday at the age of 90.

According to King, who works as the fairgrounds office manager and treasurer, the New River Valley Fair was Walsh’s passion, as he was in charge of organizing the annual week-long event. He served as the fairgrounds president and general manager for 26 years before retiring in 2012.

During that time, Walsh made a lasting impression on both fairgoers and workers alike.

“He was a good man to work for,” King said, reflecting on her time organizing the fair alongside Walsh since she started in 1993. “He was knowledgeable, personable, just an overall great person.”

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