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The Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department is making preparations for its upcoming  fire department fundraising fair to be held Aug. 7 to 10 at its fairgrounds at 20057 Fleetwood Heights Road in Brandy Station. It has been a couple of years since the department held the fair, but after numerous requests, the membership decided to bring it back for 2019. 

The fair will feature rides by RC Cole Shows Amusements, along with numerous food concessions and games of skill. RC Cole Shows Amusements from Covington will provide the midway.  

Cole Shows Amusement Company has been supplying amusement ride midways to fairs, festivals and corporate events across Virginia for more than 25 years. They most recently appeared in Vienna, Virginia, at the Viva Vienna Festival, the Fauquier County Fair in Warrenton, the Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock, in Orange at the Orange Volunteer Fire Company Fair, and the Arlington County Fair in Arlington.  

“We are extremely thrilled to have this fine show provide its amusements for our event this summer,” said Jeff Bailey, one of the organizers. “The fair is a means to cement relationships with friends and neighbors who are kept apart by busy schedules throughout the year.” 

There will be live music on the midway each evening of the fair. The Joker Band will open things up on Wednesday evening, followed by CJ-tha-DJ on Thursday evening, Dark Hollow Band on Friday evening followed and the Dry Run Band on Saturday evening.  

On ThursdayAug. 8, the parade will kick off at 6:30 p.m. The parade route is on Fleetwood Heights Road and will end just past the fairgrounds.  

Scheduled to participate in this year’s parade are two members of the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders; “The First Ladies of Football.” This year’s Redskins cheerleaders are being sponsored by Re/Max Crossroads - 
Norma Mayo Bailey and Maria C. Fay.  

Also scheduled to participate is the new Miss Virginia 2019, Camille Schrier, who was recently crowned, and Tim Smith from the television show Moonshiners.  

Numerous prizes donated by local merchants will be given away on Saturday evening, along with $5,000 in cash.  

Parking is free and there is no charge to enter the fairgrounds 

The Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department was founded and chartered in 1951. The Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary sponsored the first carnival in August 1951, later turning that responsibility over to the firemen in August of 1955.  

Those interested may visit the website at or visit them on Facebook at  





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