The high temperatures and muggy air didn’t stop this year’s fairgoers from attending the Richmond County Fair. Glowing lights filled the night sky as children anxiously waited in line at their favorite ride, while others gathered around the bingo tent for fun and games.
“My favorite part about coming to the fair each year is seeing all the animals and having family fun,” said Katelyn Smith of Heathsville. At the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries tent the crowd learned about black snakes and how they help keep copperheads away. One of the officers was handling a king black snake; but made it clear that this particular snake is accustomed to being handled and that a wild black snake could strike.
Cheering could be heard from across the field as ‘On the Edge, Two-Wheel Action’ excited the crowd. Zigging and zagging the two-man team performed bike tricks in the fenced off area. While doing burnouts on an old car, the crowd roared as the tricks became more intense. From the ground to the top of a storage unit and back down to a car, the riders worked the crowd.
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