Olde Salem Days canceled, citing coronavirus
SALEM, Va. Another Salem tradition will not be happening in 2020 because of the coronavirus. On Friday, The Rotary Club of Salem announced that Olde Salem Days is canceled for 2020. The group cited coronavirus concerns as the reason for the cancellation. This follows the decision to cancel the Salem Fair in 2020. Plans are already underway to reinvent the event for next year.
Salem Fair has successful finish with 300,000 attendees
SALEM, Va. - The Salem Fair finished its 12-day run Sunday night. Fair officials call 2019 a success with steady attendance and revenue, despite scattered storms and high temperatures. The fair, which is America's largest free-gate fair, welcomed an estimated 300,000 visitors between July 3 and July 14. The 2020 Salem Fair is set for July 1-12. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
32nd annual Salem Fair wraps up tonight
SALEM, Va. - The fun at the 32nd annual Salem Fair wraps up Sunday night. It's your last chance to enjoy the rides, food and entertainment until next year. People of all ages enjoyed the fair on its last dayOne family brought their 18-month-old to the fair for the first time. You can still join in on the fun until 11 p.m. on Sunday. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Round Town: fairs, wine and space
Enjoy the rides, food, entertainment and more. Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute: RumoursHead to Dr. Pepper Park in Roanoke Friday night for the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute: Rumours. Gates open at 6 p.m. with Five Dollar Shake playing at 6:15 p.m. followed by the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $18 at the gate. Horse and Hound Wine FestivalHead to Johnson's Orchards in Bedford for the Horse and Hound Wine Festival. By the Light of the Silvery Moon features, movies, entertainment, food and space memorabilia and more.
Bring socks, pay less at Salem Fair for WSLS 10 Help the Homeless night
SALEM, Va. - Tuesday is WSLS 10 Help the Homeless night at the Salem Fair. "You can help somebody and it just works for everybody," Salem director of tourism Carey Harveycutter said. Fair organizers teamed up with the Roanoke Rescue Mission for a simple but serious strategy: fair attendees donate two pairs of new socks and get $5 off their ride wristband, typically $25. "Go have a great time knowing that you have done something really important to help somebody else," said Tracy Altizer, chief development officer for the Roanoke Rescue Mission. Click here to learn more about the Roanoke Rescue Mission.
No shooting at Salem Fair, despite social media rumors
SALEM, Va. - Salem police say there was not a shooting Thursday night at the Salem Fair. A video posted Thursday night to Facebook said there was a shooting and a brawl at the fair. Police say that was not the case, but rather officers were responding to a fight between young people. The booms in the video that can be heard are fireworks, which went off at 10 p.m.Video credit: Addison ShouseCopyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Round Town: carnivals and fairs
Here are some of the events happening Round Town this weekend. Enjoy the rides, food, entertainment and more. It 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. today and tomorrow and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Take the family on the rides, for the entertainment, a Carnival Burger or the world famous fries. There are seven gardens to tour, food trucks, artists and musicians.
Opening day arrives for 32nd annual Salem Fair
SALEM, Va. - The 32nd annual Salem Fair kicked off Wednesday. Crowds packed the fairgrounds to enjoy food, live music, rides, games and more. There are about 40 rides and more than 30 food venders. Admission at the gate is free so families can enjoy live music, shows, jugglers and a petting zoo, to name a few attractions. On weekdays, the fair is open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., and on weekends, the fair is open from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
What's News Today for Wednesday, July 3, 2019
ROANOKE -The Salem Fair starts. You'll find games, food and more in the parking lot of the Salem Civic Center. Starting today at noon, VDOT will stop most highway work zones and open lanes on interstates and major roads in the Commonwealth for the July 4th holiday. The lanes will be open until noon Friday, when work will resume. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Salem Fair partner donates $10,000 to city schools
SALEM, Va. - Ahead of the Salem Fair, the company that helps make the event happen is giving back to our community. Deggeller Attractions, the midway partner of the fair since its creation 32 years ago, donated $10,000 to create a makerspace at Andrew Lewis Middle School. A makerspace is designed for creating, learning, exploring and sharing by using a variety of tools ranging from 3-D printers to Legos. A computer lab in the Andrew Lewis Middle School library is being modified to become this new space. The new Andrew Lewis Maker Space will be available for all students in the school and it will feature a menagerie of hands-on activities that will be relatable to current studies in a variety of subjects.