Greater Verona Business Association

Mission Statement:

 'To enhance existing businesses, to promote their success, and enhance the community in order to get new businesses in the greater Verona area'.

Upcoming events

    • 20 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Verona Fire Department
    • 37
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    Representing American National and Farm Family of Insurance Companies
    Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland

    • 18 Jul 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Verona Fire Department
    • 50
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     Mission Statement of the Augusta County Fair
    To promote Augusta County Agriculture and Commerce
    To provide educational activities and opportunities to encourage
    participation by the Augusta County youth from all walks of life.
    To promote and encourage the participation of 4-H and FFA clubs/chapters and their projects.
    To be a mid-sized fair to provide family entertainment

    Its Beginning – October 1868

    The traditional county fair has been a part of Augusta County history for more than 140 years. The initial effort to establish a county fair began in 1811 whtn the Augusta Agricultural Society was organized.

    The war of 1812 forced the group to temporarily drop their plans and they did not regroup until after the Civil War. In January 1867, Delegate Baldwin succeeded in passing a bill incorporating the Augusta County Fair. The very first Augusta County Fair was held from October 27-29, 1868

    In 1889, the name of the fair was changed to the Baldwin District Fair and again in 1911 to the Augusta Indoor Fair.

    1949-1992

    From 1949 until 1953, the event was designated as the official State Fair of Virginia and expanded to one full week in length. In 1954 the State Fair of Virginia moved to its current location in Richmond. After the move, the local fair was re-named the Staunton-Augusta County Agricultural Fair.

    In 1970, the assets and charter of the Augusta County Fair was purchased by a group of five investors which included Mr. Rex Spiece, Mr. Al Gore, and Mr. Ed Hammer, Mr. Elwood Simmons, and Mr. James Weaver. In 1971 the name of the fair was changed to the Greater Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Fair. Although not agricultural in emphasis, this fair is still in operation and held each year on the Eastside Speedway grounds on Rt. 340 in Dooms.

    About this same time, another group of agricultural leaders and ruritan Club members in the County organized an effort to form a “agricultural fair” in Augusta county similar to those held in the past. The Augusta Agricultural and Industrial Exposition, or Augusta Expo as it is now known, opened on the grounds of the Wilson Elementary School near Fishersville in 1969. The initial Augusta Expo fair was held under tents for two years until it moved to its present 200 acre site in Tinkling Spring at the intersection of Interstate 64 and Rt. 608.

    Augusta Expo sponsored an annual fair until 1992 when it was decided by the Board of Directors to cease having a county fair.

    1993 – present

    In September, 1993 a letter was sent out from David Fiske, Agriculture Extension Agent to civic Groups and interested individuals concerning a meeting to discuss starting the Augusta County Fair as we know it today. As a result of this meeting the first Augusta County Fair opened on Wednesday, August 23, 1995.

    The Fair in the year 2017 will be the 23rd year for the Augusta County Fair as we know it today.

     

     

      

    • 15 Aug 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Verona Fire Department
    • 50
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    TBD

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    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Verona Fire Department
    • 50
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      Speaker - TBD

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    • 17 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Verona Fire Department
    • 50
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    Join us for a presentation by Lennie Tolley with the Augusta County Chapter, N.W.T.F. At the National Wild Turkey Federation, the outdoors isn’t just what’s on the other side of the glass, it’s where we feel most alive. And we’re making America the best it can be for the people and wildlife who call it home. The NWTF has divided the country in six areas — America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation — to focus our effort on the most critical upland habitat needs.

    • 21 Nov 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • The Club At Ironwood
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