Even though the Halifax County Fair was canceled this year, last week Halifax County residents still got a taste of the fun they usually experience at the fair every year.

Instead of the Halifax County Fairgrounds, the venue was Heritage House on Old Halifax Road.

Vendors had their booths spaced apart in the grassy area, and everyone wore masks in a COVID-safe, socially distanced environment. Children played carnival-style games such as dart throwing with a chance to win prizes, ate cotton candy and funnel cakes, and took home blow-up creations such as princesses, action figures and aliens, while the adults feasted on fair-style delicacies such as SoBo baked potatoes from When Pigs Fly Barbecue out of Lewisburg, West Virginia.

Folks line up for a taste of the famous SoBo baked potato, loaded down with butter, cheese, sour cream and chives, pulled pork and topped with homemade barbecue sauce.

By 2 p.m. Friday, When Pigs Fly Barbecue co-owner Kellen Leef said they had sold out of their first batch of SoBo potatoes.