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Firemen’s Fair and Parade coming to Mineral

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Spring has arrived and it’s fair time in Mineral.  The annual Mineral Volunteer Fire Department’s Firemen’s Fair will begin on Wednesday, May 1 and continue through Saturday, May 4 rain or shine.

The parade will step off down Mineral Avenue on Friday, May 3 starting at 6:30 p.m. and anyone interested in entering the event should contact Irene at (540) 894-0663 or email her at  There are categories for marching units, horse and riders, antique and modern vehicles, business and commercial entities and commercial and non-commercial categories floats.  There will also be lots of fire trucks and emergency service vehicles.  The theme of this year’s parade is “Welcome to Summertime.”

Trophies will be awarded for first and second place in most categories with a few having third place finishers.

The parade will go on rain or shine.

The annual Miss Mineral Flame contest will be staged on Thursday, May 2 starting at 7 p.m. with girls six months through 18 competing for numerous titles.

Armbands permitting unlimited riding each night will also be available as well as individual ride tickets and ticket books.

The Mineral Volunteer Fire Department’s fairground is located at 201 East First Street in the town of Mineral.