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Many counties and localities host county fairs and festivals

Post by jancancook on Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:51 am

Many counties and localities host county fairs and festivals. The Virginia State Fair is held at the Meadow Event Park every September. Also in September is the Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach, which celebrates the city, the waterfront, and regional artists. Norfolk's Harborfest, in June, features boat racing and air shows.[177] Fairfax County also sponsors Celebrate Fairfax! with popular and traditional music performances.[178] The Virginia Lake Festival is held during the third weekend in July in Clarksville.[179] Wolf Trap hosts the Wolf Trap Opera Company, which produces an opera festival every summer.[172]
On the Eastern Shore island of Chincoteague the annual Pony Swim & Auction of feral Chincoteague ponies at the end of July is a unique local tradition expanded into a week-long carnival. The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is a six-day festival held annually in Winchester that includes parades and bluegrass concerts. The Old Time Fiddlers' Convention in Galax, begun in 1935, is one of the oldest and largest such events worldwide. Two important film festivals, the Virginia Film Festival and the VCU French Film Festival, are held annually in Charlottesville and Richmond, respectively.[177]

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