Avery County Agriculture and Horticulture Fair Was Another Success With 6,131 Attending – High Country Press


Again row: Meliah Brooks (Junior Miss A&H Truthful) and Sierra Smith (Miss A&H Truthful). Entrance row: Gabriella Turbyfill (Wee Miss A&H Truthful), December Brooks (Tiny Miss A&H Truthful), James Arnette IV (Mister A&H Truthful) and Serena Rose Phillips (Little Miss A&H Truthful)

By Tim Gardner

The 2021 Avery County Agriculture and Horticulture Truthful was In all probability The biggest in its 28-yr historic previous, Based mostly on two of its primary leaders-Jerry Moody, Avery County Extension Service Director and B.J. Beuttell, the County Truthful Director.

“I think about all who attended And everyone who assisted arrange, labored with, or was involved with the Avery County A&H Truthful in Ancompletely different performance is joyful Regarding the biggest method it turned out this yr,” Moody said.  “It actually was superior.  Every thing went easily all by way of the Truthful and our attendance was fantastic. We had 6,131 attending in its 4 days. That’s A imply of about 1,533 per day. And that i think about this yr was solely the third time ever that we didn’t have any rain or snow any day of the Truthful, which was a blessing.

“I Did not hear a single grievance from anyone who attended the Truthful And a lot of have said it was greater and greater than ever. That’s Definitely one of the biggest compliments the Avery A&H Truthful might acquire.”

The Avery A&H Truthful ran 4 days, September Eighth-Eleventh.  It was the third Truthful hosted On the Heritage Park property As a Outcome of the completion of the county’s new agriculture constructing on The state of affairs. Heritage Park is located at 661 Vale Road in Newland.

Numerous rides, reveals, demonstrations and competitions ensured ThOn there have been lots for all who attended to see and do On the Truthful. 

From the thrilling rides and various video games For youngsters to the alluring currents Inside the liveinventory and farm And residential tents, the Truthful was nice for people of all ages and pursuits.  Whether or not A particular person is an fanatic of agriculture, arts and crafts, animal husbandry or conventional strategies of mountain dwelling, the Truthful supplyed the county’s biggest in all packages, Collectively with A pair of particular events.

Included Inside the 2021 Avery A&H Truthful’s actions was An prolonged itemizing of liveinventory reveals: a goat current, a hen current, a dairy steer enterprise current and a beef heifer current. And many who attended entered their liveinventory, produce, crafts, quilts, woodworking, desserts, pies and extra for The prospect to win prizes.

The subsequent itemizing of all these reveals winners was currentd by Michelle Cuthbertson South, Areas North Carolina Extension Agent (together with Avery County) for Agriculture and Liveinventory:  

General Liveinventory Tent Better of SHOW (Poultry): 

      Blue and White Crested Polish Hen

      Owned by Rylie Daniels 

General Liveinventory Tent Better of SHOW (Huge Animal):       

      “Walker”: Shetland Pony

       Owned by Avery Arnold


Open Chicken Show: 

Grand Champion: Chloe Oaks 

Reserve Champion: Annslee Arnold 

Third: Dawson Beam 

Extreme Nation 4-H Chick to Chicken Project Showmanship (Ages 9 and up): 

Grand Champion: Sam Gantt

Reserve Champion: Justin Brantley 

Third: Abby King 

Extreme Nation 4-H Chick to Chicken Project Showmanship (Ages 8 and beneath)

Participation Only: 

Lane Chandler, Brooklyn King, Ryan Boston, Maxen Ballard, Natalia Yoder, Alexei Yoder, Sawyer Watts

Extreme Nation 4-H Small Animal Project Showmanship (Rabbit): 

Grand Champion: Sam Gantt

Reserve Champion: Lillian Wayson 

Third: JJ Sensible 

Extreme Nation 4-H Small Animal Project Showmanship (Guinea Pig): 

Grand Champion: Levi Bowman 

Reserve Champion: Bentley Bowman 

Third: Hannah Bowman

Horse Leadline (Ages 6 and beneath) 

Participation Only: 

Timber South, Connie Oaks, Jeb Ingram

Horse Dealing with: 

Grand Champion: Kella Clark 

Reserve Champion: Avery Arnold 

1st: Annslee Arnold 

2nd: Cassidy Bailey

Third: Abbie Burleson

Dairy Goat Showmanship: 

Grand Champion: Avery Arnold 

Reserve Champion: Connie Oaks 

Meat Goat Showmanship: 

Grand Champion: Daisy Brantley 

Reserve Champion: Justin Brantley 

Dairy Heifer Showmanship: 

Grand Champion: Annslee Arnold 

Reserve Champion: Charlotte Nidifer 

Beef Heifer Showmanship: 

Grand Champion: Sawyer Dean 

Reserve Champion: Avery Arnold

Additionally, the Avery A&H Truthful featured a magnificence pageant.  An inventory of winners (Divisions with six Queens and one King) topped was currentd by Pageant Director Diane McKinney and included:

Wee Miss Avery A&H Truthful Age-Delivery-2-Gabriella Turbyfill

Tiny Miss Avery A&H Truthful-Age 3-5-December Brooks

Little Miss Avery A&H Truthful-Age-6-10-Serena Rose Phillips

Junior Miss Avery A&H Truthful-Age-11-15-Meliah Brooks

Miss Avery A&H Truthful-Age 16-Grownup-Sierra Smith

Mister Avery A&H Truthful-Age-Delivery-12-James Arnette

Beuttell supplyed the following suggestions about the 2021 Truthful: “Our opening day of the Truthful was good and we stored up the consistency of excellence The completely different three days.  I really feel the Truthful was strong in all elements and it was so good to Recover with such An beautiful outing after we didn’t have A great in 2020 As a Outcome of of Coronavirus pandemic.  And we Search for A great greater Avery A&H Truthful in 2022.”

The tentative dates for subsequent yr Avery County A&H Truthful are September Seventh by way of September Tenth.

The Avery County Agriculture and Horticulture Truthful operates with The assist of the native North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Its proceeds go To current niceding for scholarships for native college students As properly as to to cowl the working prices for the annual event.

2021 scholarship recipients have been: Avery County A&H Truthful Scholarship-Molly Shell and Lindsay Beuttell Scholarship-Penelope Brocco.

“We primarily Positioned on the Avery County A&H Truthful so We will enhance money to supply scholarships to youngsters and we’ve been doing so since our first one in 1993,” Moody declared.  “And it’s An alternative To level out off Avery County’s rich cultural and agricultural historic previous and educate people about that. I really feel it’s Definitely one of many true milestone happenings in our county’s and area’s historic previous.”


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