Music, Demonstrations, Pet Pageant and Dunk Tank!

The Ashland Strawberry Faire schedule is sure to please everyone!  The Faire kicks-off with a “Strawberry Kids” Parade at 9:45am.   The Parade starts on Henry Street by the Football field and moves south to Blackwell Auditorium.  You can’t miss them because they will be making a lot of noise!  The 2023 “Spirit of the Faire” will be chosen from among the parade participants.

Enjoy the “Star Spangled Banner,” followed by an announcement of the 2023 “Spirit of the Faire” on Blackwell Stage and our Scholarship Winners.  There will be music all day long on the stage.

The Pet Pageant will be held at 12:00pm on the “Hanover in Action” Pavilion on West Patrick Street.  There will be demonstrations from active groups such as gymnastics, dance, Jazzercise and more throughout the day at the Pavilion.

Starting at 11:00am, public officials will be raising money at the Dunk Tank for a charity of their choice.  Throw a ball or two for a good cause!

Blackwell Stage

10:00am –  “Star Spangled Banner” sung by Rebekah Turner, Hanover Jr Idol

10:05am – 2023 “Spirit of the Faire” announced

10:10am – 2023 Scholarship Winners announced

10:30am – Hanover County Concert Band

11:30am – Audrey Kate Taylor, 2020 Hanover Idol

12:30pm – Simply Us

3:00pm – RJ Marshall Band

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Crystal Visions Band 2022

Photo by Summie Bledsoe

“Hanover in Action” Pavilion

Demonstration performances throughout the day!

10:00am – Jazzercise Mechanicsville – Cardio Sculpt

10:30am – Silver Sneakers @ Cool Spring Rec Center

11:00am – The Well Personal Fitness

11:30am – Jazzercise Mechanicsville – Cardio Sculpt

12:00pm – Pet Pageant sponsored by Fin & Feather

12:40pm – SensAble Defense

1:10pm – Chairone Fitness @ Cool Spring Rec Center

1:30pm – Falun Dafa Dragon Performance

2:00pm – The Well Personal Fitness

3:00pm – SensAble Defense

3:30pm – Jazzercise Mechanicsville – Cardio Sculpt

Dunk Tank

11:00am  – Kathy Abbott, Town Council member – CJ’s Thumbs Up

11:30am  – Matt Reynal, Deputy Town Manager/Finance Director – Hanover Arts & Activities Center

12:00pm  – Chief Troy Aronhalt, Chief of Police – ACES

12:30pm – Anita Barnhart, Town Council member – Hanover Humane Society

1:00pm  – Vice Mayor John Hodges, Town Council – Circles Ashland

1:30pm  – Faye Prichard, Hanover County Board of Supervisors – Hanover Safe Place

2:00pm – Dan McGraw, Town Council member – Ashland Kiwanis

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