Look for us again this year at the 2016 Rockingham County Fair during the week of August 15-20. This event has grown to be one of the largest county fairs around with plenty of activities and events for the whole family… and don't forget all of the delicious fair food! We hope to see you there. Be sure to stop by and say hi!
Here is a bit of info from www.rockinghamcountyfair.com. Check out their page for the event list and schedule.
[Newspaper article from 1949.]Newspaper article from 1949. The first Rockingham County Fair was held at the Linville Ball Park, August 31 – September 3, 1949. Many smaller fairs were held before 1949 at Ed's Park at Rawley Springs, in Harrisonburg on the Whitesel-Sit lot, and at the present location of Memorial Stadium. From 1950-1951, the fair was four days long, from 1952-1963, five days long, and since 1964, the fair has run for six days.
The fair has been held at the present site on US Rt. 11 since 1980.
The fairgrounds currently account for 111 acres of land, including a 21,000-square-foot exhibit hall. In addition, the fairgrounds include a barn complex with more than 80,000 square feet under roof, providing for a capacity of hundreds of hogs, sheep, goats, beef cattle, and dairy cattle; a farm museum; a building for horticulture, flowers and farm crop displays; a building for poultry/rabbit exhibits; and numerous food concession buildings run by local civic organizations.
There is also a 4,000 seat grandstand, which seats an additional 2,500 at ground level. There is parking on the grounds for over 7,000 vehicles, with parking capacity expanding in 2014.
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We are very excited about people coming into the office looking for information about our buildings or looking to purchase one of our buildings. The process for purchasing a building from Valley Structures is pretty simple. When you come into the office, you will be greeted by Marilynn, Pete or Cathy. We will ask you a few questions about what kind of storage you need…. “Have you looked on the lot yet? Did you look at the Valley Structures Web Site? “What do you need to store? What is your price range?” If you are unsure about size, we ask you to visualize what you want to keep in the building and the size of the items. At this time we will go outside with you and show you some of the Sheds that we have. We explain about the different options on the buildings. We will answer any and all of your questions. Remember, no question is a stupid question. We will explain the delivery and the leveling process done by Valley Structures. Once you have chosen a building, we go back inside the office and do the paper work. If you are buying a stock building the process should take about 10 – 15 minutes. If you are ordering a building this could take a little longer since we will be talking about different sizes, what kind of options you would like in the building and most importantly, the colors of the paint and shingles. These Valley Structure Buildings come down from the Shenandoah Valley All the information is written down on our invoice. We will also go over delivery information and get directions to your home. Before you leave our office we will put your building on the calendar for delivery to you. We ask for 20% down at the time of purchase and explain that the remaining balance is due on delivery. The process is very simple. We look forward to helping you with all your Storage Needs…
February 4 2016
This month we at Valley Structures are excited to announce that we have made some new and exciting changes to our Economy line of storage sheds. This line has been popular ever since we introduced it last year. These barns will offer you the same amount of storage space at a reduced cost. They are available in the Barn and Cottage style. You will be able to add, change, or move options if you would like based on your needs or backyard requirements . For instance, if you need a loft for additional storage or reinforced flooring, we can add these options to better suit your needs. On the taller sided buildings, you have the option of placing your doors in the side of the structure.
Here are just a few of the specs:
LP Smartside Silver Tech siding, painted to your choice of color, 5/8 plywood flooring, one window standard.
They will be available in eight, ten, and twelve foot widths and up to twenty feet in length.
As with all of our other sheds, we manufacture each one at our plant located in Dayton, Va in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Every Economy Shed is constructed with the same attention to detail that our standard sheds include. We have a large inventory at our sales office in Lynchburg, Va.
April 14, 2015
A word to the wise from Valley Structures
Even though the weather is a little uncooperative at times with the business for maintaining and sprucing up our homes, that does not mean we can't go ahead and prepare for the times when we have nicer weather. One thing that can be done in preparation is to go head and purchase the shed you have been wanting rather than waiting for nicer weather to arrive. If you go ahead and purchase your Valley Structures building while the weather is less than desirable that will put you on the list for delivery ahead of the other customers who wait until the weather clears. As a result you will receive delivery of your shed that much sooner.
Our goal at Valley Structures is, has been, and always will be to deliver your Barn, Cottage, Garden House, or ….. as soon as possible, as safely as possible, and as minimally invasive as possible.
Pete the shedman
August 20, 2015
These days, when it comes to our food, more and more people are moving towards sustainable solutions for growing their own gardens and raising their own animals. We like to know where our food is coming from and how it was handled during the manufacturing process.
A lot of folks here in the Lyncburg are beginning to raise their own chickens for the eggs they produce. There are a wide variety of benefits to this and here are just a couple to consider. You get fresh, healthy, organic eggs right in your own backyard that are rich in color, taste much better, and are healthier than any store bought egg. Chickens are also great for your garden in lots of ways, especially during the off-season (who doesn't love a little help in the garden?). They eat the grubs and bugs in the dirt that aren’t great for your plants, and fertilize the soil. They are a low maintenance animal so you won't be spending a lot of time taking care of them.
Here at Valley Structures, we are now offering chicken coops to give you a helping hand in getting started with your own flock of poultry. The chicken coop that is pictured is a 6×8 and has nesting boxes and perches that you can easily access just by lifing the outside access door, a small chicken door and ramp, two windows, a single door, and a drop vent in the back. These units provide a safe shelter for the chickens to lay their eggs while staying protected from any outside predators and give you an easy way to gather the eggs daily.
Let us know how we can best serve you!
August 20, 2015
Another new addition to our lineup this Spring is our Dog Kennel. Over the years we have had many requests for these units. We build these with the same quality and attention to detail as all of our other storage structures and as always, you are free to choose the color and size to complement your home and lawn. The standard options on each kennel will depend on size, but options offered include single door, dog door, dog boxes, chainlink fence, and composite floor.
A kennel allows you to keep your pet contained without having it on a chain while at the same time protect them from the dangers of the neighborhood. It also will keep the dog from running in to a busy road or encountering other potentially dangerous animals. It allows the dog to spend time outdoors while providing a source of shade and shelter when necessary. If constructed to suit the needs of the dog, it keeps the dog safely secured on the property while providing area for exercise.
Our kennels are already proving to be a customer favorite. Stop by and take a look to see how we might be able to suit your needs!
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