Fauquier Flashback, 1989: Vie for pie domination at the county fair
© Virginia News GroupIt's a yearly photo tradition: grinning faces, covered in pie.
The Fauquier County Fair showcases the community's agricultural roots, offers a variety of food and draws in all sorts of entertainment, from rides to live musical acts. And every year, the fair invites the strong of stomach to test their fortitude in food-eating contests.
It's been going on for quite a while. In 1989, Fauquier Times-Democrat captured Chris Ferris of Marshall and Justin Jacobs of The Plains, competing for messy glory in a pie-eating contest.