Tazewell County Fair

It wouldn't be summer without it!

July 18 - 22, 2017

hog show

Halter Beef Show

Chairman: Sam Leech

Sponsored by: Tazewell Farm Bureau

Thursday, July 20, 2017

5:30 pm

Sponsored by The Tazewell County Farm Bureau Young Farmers

Poultry show

mutton bustin'

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

6:00 pm

Saturday, July 22, 2017

11:00 am (on grounds by 8:00 am)

Chairmen: Sam Leech & Clinton Bell

Sponsored by Tazewell Farm Bureau

Age Groups: (4 - 5), (6 - 8), (9 - 11), (12 - 14), (15 - 18), (19-)


1.  Each age division will be run separately. (No more than ten contestants per age group, first 10 to sign up will run)

2.  Each contestant will be required to sign a release and a waiver. Minors MUST have a Parent or Legal Guardian present during contest - NO EXCEPTIONS.

3.  Pig will be grease with lard and the contestant's hands will be greased with lard.

4.  All contestants will stand around the inside edge of the fence.

5.  Once the signal is given, contestants may go after the greased pig. The first person who gets the greased pig to the center of the ring, regardless of the time it takes to do this, is the winner.

6.  Contestants can NOT have their feet leave the ground at any time. NO JUMPING on the pig. NO LEAPING on the pig.  NO TACKLING the pig. If any of these actions are observed, it will result in immediate disqualification.

7.  In the youthful age group (4 - 5 years old) contestants need only hold the pig for 3 seconds to be chosen the winner.

8.  In the case of extreme heat, contest may have to be canceled for the welfare of the animals and the public.

9.  The pig may be changed after each run and different size pigs may be used for each age division.

10.  NOTE TO PARENTS: Bring a change of clothes!!

11.  FUN FUN FUN!

(Click here for additional details and rules)

Livestock Shows and Events

Commercial Pen Cattle

Chairmen: Jason & Jennifer Matney - (276) 963-2724

Sponsored by: Blue Hill Farms, Mrs. Al Gillespie, S&W Fertilizer, Farm Credit of VA, Southern States of Tazewell, Tractor Supply Company, Pop Shop, Tazewell Farm Bureau Federation, JR Farms, Meade Tractor, and Crab Orchard Vets

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

5:30 pm

Chairmen: Brian & Donna Allison - (276) 988-9792

Sponsored by: J&R Farms, Blankenship Farms, Meade Tractor, and Southern States of Tazewell Coop

Friday, July 21, 2017

5:00 pm (on grounds by 12:00 pm)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

6:00 pm

Chairmen: Brian & Donna Allison - (276) 988-9792

Sponsored by: Tazewell County Farm Bureau, Southern States, Tractor Supply, and J&R Farms

greased pig race

Thursday, July 20, 2017

5:00 pm

Chairmen: Jennifer Matney & Jeff Jowers


Rabbit show

goat show

sheep shows

cattle shows

Purebred Pen Cattle

Chairmen: Jason & Jennifer Matney - (276) 963-2724

Sponsored by: Triple M, Inc., Double J Farm, Wardell Buggy Bath, Consolidated Steel, Inc., Creekside Properties, Cedar Hill Farm, Blue Hill Farms, Southern States of Tazewell, Tazewell Farm Bureau, and Crab Orchard Vets

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

5:30 pm

Chairmen: Michael & Elizabeth Bennett - (276) 988-4435

Sponsored by: Famer's Livestock Market, Tazewell County Farm Bureau, J&R Farms, Farm Credit of the Virginias, Meade Tractor, Southern States of Tazewell, and Crab Orchard Vets