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Florida Georgia Line At County Fair

Country music duo Florida Georgia Line will be the feature entertainment at the 59th Clarke County Fair, August 17. The 2013 county fair is scheduled for August 11–17. Another highlight of the Fair is regional band Dean Crawford and the Dunn’s River Band performing August 14th at 8:30pm.

Fair organizers say all the old favorites will be on hand again this year—the Miss Clarke County Fair, Junior Miss

Long Branch

Here are some upcoming programs

at Historic Long

Branch. Each program begins with light fare at 5:30pm; the program begins at 6:30pm. Civil War History Lecture: March 21. Nicholas Redding, executive director of Historic Long Branch, discusses the cre- ation of West Virginia during the Civil War. Redding is an au- thor and historian of Civil War

history. Before coming to Long Branch, he served as a park ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park and as deputy director for advocacy with the Civil War Trust. Dulles, 50 years later Lec- ture: March 28. Leo Schefer, the president of the Washington Airports Task Force (WATF), discusses Washington

Dulles International Airport in honor

of its 50th Anniversary, detail- ing the significance of the air- port, its history, its impact on the future of the region, as well as the impact of the Silver Line and other transportation is- sues.

Byrd Family & African Amer- ican History Lecture: April 4. Travis Shaw is an archaeolo- gist and preservation special- ist at R. Christopher Goodwin and Associates, in Frederick,

Md. Mr. Shaw, a graduate of American University, discusses the experience of Thomas Byrd during the American Revolu- tionary War. Byrd was a Vir- ginia loyalist who commanded a company of freed slaves in British service. After the war, he returned to Virginia and settled in Clarke County. Sustainable Equine Manage- ment Lecture: April 11. Gem Bingol, land use officer for the

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Piedmont Environmental Coun- cil in Clarke County will talk about various land manage- ment practices that landown- ers can explore to improve the sustainability of their pastures, local habitat, and streams. Call Historic Long Branch at 540-837-1856 to pay by credit card and reserve your space, or email cassie@historiclong- for information.

Clarke County Fair, and Little Miss contests, pig scrambles, demolition derbies, truck and tractor pulls, lawn mower racing, bull riding, livestock exhibits and the carnival rides. Carnival rides are provided by Cole Amusements and will feature two Ride-All-Night for One Price (pricing announced later). For a complete list of the schedule of events and other attractions visit www.

Pre-sale tickets for Florida

Georgia Line go on sale April 3 through Etix. General ticket sales start April 6, with walk- in sales at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds ticket office from noon till 3pm every Saturday through May. Tickets can also be ordered via mail. For tickets and information call 540-955-2530 or 540-955-3755 or visit www.clarkecountyfair. org for an order form. Concert ticket prices do not include the gate admission of $7.

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