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Champlain Valley Fair kicks off Friday

ESSEX JUNCTION -- A plethora of country sensations and a sensational gas giveaway headline the 86th Champlain Valley Fair. The festivities begin on Friday, August 24 and continue on for 10 days, with this years theme, Go Big.

The theme reflects the fairs tendency to provide the best entertainment, the most free concerts and, of course, unparalleled fair foods.

This years fair is presented by Progressive and those in attendance will have the chance to win a share of the gas cards totaling $20,000, as well as a grand prize worth $10,000.

Long regarded as one of the nations best fairs for free entertainment, the Champlain Valley Fair was recently included in the American Bus Associations Top 100 Events List. General manager of the Champlain Valley Exposition, David Grimm, said that being included on the list was a great honor.

We are honored to beincluded on the same Top 100 list as such well-known events as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New Orleans Mardi Gras, Philadelphia Flower Show, Calgary Stampede and the Montreal International Jazz Festival, said Grimm. We are expecting to see a lot of new faces from across the country and around the world coming to visit our Fair this year because of the attention we have received.

For more information and a detailed look at events and attractions visit www.cvexpo.org .

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