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67th Annual DeKalb County VFW Fair Returns to Fort Payne

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) — The fair is coming back to town! The DeKalb County VFW Fair will return for its 67th year to Fort Payne next week.

According to the event website, the fair runs from September 26 to October 1.

This year’s theme is “Land I Love” and will include classic carnival rides, prizes, livestock displays, stalls and a new feature – an aerial art show that occurs twice a night. Every evening, the fair offers new offers that allow everyone to take part in the family celebration:

monday september 26

  • Free admission and rides from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • $4 admission and tickets only from 6 p.m. to closing (children under 6 get free admission)
  • Young Lamb show at 6:30 p.m.
  • Entertainment: Autism Sings with Reid Soria

tuesday september 27

  • $25 Armband Party
  • Pay one price for rides from 5 p.m. to close
  • Entertainment: WQSB Night Country Music by Country Case

Wednesday, September 28

  • $2 a night, all rides are $2 from 5:00 p.m. to closing no exceptions
  • Dairy goat show at 5 p.m.
  • Entertainment: Southern Gospel Night, with The Fortner Brothers 4 Christ

Thursday, September 29

  • 2 armbands for $25 from 5 p.m. to closing, Midway only (sold as a set, cannot be sold separately)
  • BOER Goat and Meat Show at 5 p.m.
  • Entertainment: Chris Robers School of Music and Fort Payne High School Guitar Class

friday september 30

  • Fun Night, tickets only from 5 p.m. to closing
  • Horse and mule show at 6:30 p.m.
  • Entertainment: The Pickin’ Post presents Crossroad Country Music at 6 p.m.

Saturday October 1

  • Doors open at 10 a.m.
  • Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with $20 armbands
  • Children and teachers will be admitted free with tickets
  • 3 p.m. to closing, admission is $4 for adults, children 6 and under are free, tickets only
  • 4-H chicks channel from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Incredible Circus at 1 p.m.
  • Open Beef Show at 5 p.m.
  • Entertainment: 32nd Annual DeKalb County Agricultural Fair VFW Gospel Singing with Brian Free & Assurance and The Sharps Special

In his annual message, fair chairman Charles Stephens said this year’s fair will also include educational stalls and a scarecrow competition, but there will be no more individual exhibition competitions this year.

“It seems like COVID and/or its variants are rearing their ugly heads in our fair times,” Stephens explained. “It’s just not in the public interest because of the show, for the safety of our exhibitors and show workers.”

The fair will be held at DeKalb County VFW Fairgrounds, located at 151 18th Street NE in Fort Payne. For more information, visit

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