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APPLE BLOSSOM Winchester VA

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When:
May 4, 2018 – May 6, 2018 all-day
2018-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
2018-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Winchester
VA 22601
USA

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10k race held early morning on the first Saturday of May as part of Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester VA

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Fairs were written

into law

when

establishing Winchester VA.

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Compiled, written by Jim Moyer 5/4/2017, 5/5/17, 5/7/17, 5/9/2017, 5/4/2018

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FAIRS ?


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DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) float passing in front of Kurtz building during 1925 Apple Blossom Festival parade. photograph contributed by Frances Unger. Published in More Images, p. 47b. CAPTION AND PHOTO FROM HANDLEY LIBRARY ARCHIVES. Click on photo to enlarge.

Ever since Saturday, May 3, 1924,  this town shuts down on the first Saturday of May and calls it Apple Blossom.

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Apple Blossom has since been expanded to the week before.

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Click on Source of Apple Blossom parade photo .

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But this town wasn’t established in 1752 without a little help.

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In the same law establishing this town, an economic boost with a fair, was decreed twice a year.

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From Hening’s Statutes Volume 6, CHAP. XXVI page 269

http://vagenweb.org/hening/vol06-13.htm#top

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III.

And whereas allowing fairs to be kept,

in the said town of Winchester,

will be of great benefit

to the inhabitants of the said parts,

and greatly increase

the trade of that town,

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TWO FAIRS TO BE HELD

Be it further enacted,

by the authority aforesaid,

That for the future,

two fairs shall and may be annually kept,

and held, in the said town of Winchester,

on the third Wednesday in June,

and the third Wednesday in October,

in every year,

and to continue for the space of two days,

for the sale and vending

all manner of cattle, victuals,

provisions, goods, wares,

and merchandizes, whatsoever;

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EXEMPTIONS FOR

ALL ARRESTS

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on which fair days,

and two days next before,

and two days next after,

the said fairs,

all persons coming to,

being at,

or going from the same,

together with their

cattle, goods, wares, and merchandizes,

shall be exempted, and privileged,

from all arrests,

attachments, and executions,

whatsoever,

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EXCEPT WHEN . . .

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except for capital offences,

breaches of the peace,

or for any controversies,

suits, or quarrels,

that may arise and happen

during the said time,

in which case process

may be immediately issued,

and proceedings thereupon had,

in the same
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Page 270
manner as if this act had never been made, any thing herein before contained, or any law, custom, or usage, to the contrary thereof, in any wise, notwithstanding.

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From Hening’s Statutes Volume 6, CHAP. XXVI page 269

http://vagenweb.org/hening/vol06-13.htm#top

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