Enjoy all that the Barlow Fair has to offer

Since 1872, Washington County (and beyond) residents have gathered each fall for the Barlow Fair, an event that shines a light on so much that has built and remains an important part of our communities. It is still the largest such independent event in the state, and the secret to its longevity and success is not difficult to discover.

Tomorrow, entries will being arriving at the fairgrounds ahead of a full of day of activities that begin Thursday and wrap up Sunday. While our agricultural heritage will be on full display, the fantastic food, wonderful crafts and vendors, good music and rides will be enough to make any visitor feel right at home, and remind the rest of us why we love this area so.

We are all grateful to the Barlow Agricultural and Mechanical Association of Washington County for keeping this long-running tradition not just alive, but still vibrant — a must-do for any Washington Countian. As the saying goes, “it never rains on the Barlow Fair,” and while we hope that is the case this year, we know a little rain and mud does not stop the folks who come out to enjoy all the fair has to offer.

Young and old, city slicker or country folk, there is something for everyone at the nearly 150-year-old event. In fact, this year will feature everything from tractor pulls to goat yoga.

If you have never gone to the fair, make the trip this year. Old hands and first-timers alike are sure to have a little “old fashioned fun.”