An idea to renew the County Fair started some thirteen plus years ago. This effort started with various county employees studying other local and regional county fairs. A committee was formed within a couple of years consisting of county employees and local citizens.
The committee planned out and held the first county fair in forty plus years.
This County Fair was held September 14th – 17th, 2005; it was called the Carroll County Expo.
It was held at the VFW Grover King Post 1115 in Hillsville, Virginia. Many county employees and various citizens helped make the first year a success.
Since 2005, the fair has grown into an annual event for our area to be proud of and it has moved to the Fairgrounds at the Southwest Virginia Farmers Market in Hillsville.
Video produced by the CCHS Media Class 2010/11
Below is a copy of the 1959 Fair Information taken from the Carroll County Chronicles – courtesy of Ruthie Griggs