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67th Buchanan Carnival now underway

Have you tried the fries?

They've served 5,000 pounds of potatoes in just a few days.
They've served 5,000 pounds of potatoes in just a few days.

BUCHANAN, Va. – A Botetourt County tradition is happening right now in Buchanan.

The 67th Buchanan Carnival began July 1 and runs through July 10.

The carnival is famous for its french fries and organizers said they’ve served more than 5,000 pounds of potatoes over the past two days.

With fewer COVID-19 restrictions, it’s one of the first large-scale public events people in Buchanan have been able to attend

“We have lots of people who volunteer here who are third- and fourth-generation volunteers. So it really is part of the community’s lifeblood. It’s part of who Buchanan is,” said Harry Gleason, the town’s community development planner.

The money raised from the carnival goes to local emergency services and parks.


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Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.