Welcome to Virginia’s 2021 Amherst County Fair!

October 21-24

At this year’s Fair, you’ll enjoy cool weather, a beautiful autumn environment, plus more rides than we’ve ever had before! Allow yourself plenty of time for all the contests, performances, vendors, and exhibits — and, of course, the fun fairground foods!

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Thursday, Friday, Sunday: $3 per person Saturday: $5 per person


Unlimited ride wristbands: $25 each. Buy ride wristbands in advance for an online discount!

NOTE: Wristband session times:
Saturday–1pm-6pm OR 5pm-10pm,

Fair Schedule

Exciting events and attractions are coming to the Amherst County Fair!


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This very special event will provide your business with exposure to a large audience.


We need your help to run all the exciting events before and during the fair.

Masks are required on the shuttle buses to and from the Fair, as well as in the livestock tent. Masks are optional in all other areas.

Visitors are encouraged to observe social distancing, and to follow all relevant CDC guidelines while at the Fair.

The following categories of people continue to be exempt from the requirement to wear a mask: 

  • A child under the age of 2 years;
  • A person with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.);
  • A person for whom wearing a mask would create a risk to workplace health, safety, or job duty as determined by the relevant workplace safety guidelines or federal regulations

Carpooling encouraged — especially on Friday and Saturday!

Please note: no pets, weapons, or outside alcohol allowed.

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Map to the Fairgrounds

Sweet Briar Drive, Amherst VA  24521

Parking Map

Parking will be available offsite with shuttle busses running continuously to and from the fairgrounds. A VIP/Handicap lot is also located nearby (traffic control personnel can direct authorized users to this lot).

A Look Back at Previous Fairs!