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June 20, 2017
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Don't Miss the Salem Fair!

Salem Fair Virginia

From June 28th through July 9th, 2017, the hugely popular Salem Fair takes place at the site of the Salem Civic Center. This top-rate agricultural fair is the largest annual fair held in Virginia and has been held every year since 1988.

Salem Fair: Attractions

When it comes to attractions at the fair, you can expect to find a wide range of interesting things that appeal to people of all ages. Lots of agricultural exhibits and animals, arts and crafts displays, musical acts, magic shows, games, vendor displays, and more are featured at this fun-filled event. On the Fourth of July, an exciting live fireworks display takes place in the evening on the fairgrounds.

Salem Fair: Fair Food Fun

For many people, one of the highlights of attending the largest fair in Virginia is sampling the broad spectrum of foods that are available. You’ll be able to enjoy such fair favorites as funnel cakes, hot dogs, calzones, ice cream, burgers, chicken on a stick, apple dumplings, pizza, cotton candy, popcorn, and much more. A diverse assortment of novelty and exotic foods, including fried cookies, fried dough, baked pretzels, corn dogs, pork rinds, and burgers served on sweet pastries are usually offered. Most portion sizes are big, and prices are generally reasonable.

Salem Fair: Rides

More than 30 different amusement rides are usually provided at this annual Virginia fair. Among them are Ferris wheels, merry-go-round, haunted house, tea cups, scooters, roller coasters, giant swings, farm tractors, a maze, and space ships. From small children to grown adults, there is a ride to please everyone at this twelve-day event.

The Salem Fair is a fun event that draws big crowds of people every year. Admission to the fair is free, and there is also no charge for parking. On Monday through Friday, the fair is open from 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm, and on weekends the fair runs from 12:00 pm through 11:00 pm.

 

If you are in need of a vehicle to get you to this event, look no further. Visit Berglund Ford and allow our professionals to assist you with finding the perfect Ford, today!

June 14, 2017
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Awesome Features of the 2018 Ford Expedition

2018 Ford Expedition

You can learn quite a bit about the 2018 Ford Expedition with two words. Those words are “bigger” and “lighter.” Ford used an aluminum body when constructing the new Expedition, allowing the vehicle to shed some serious pounds. At the same time, it’s got more spaces so families can pack in all of the kids and gear to hit the road.

This vehicle is more than just a lightweight, large ride, though. Learn about some of the cool features you can expect if you drive one of these SUVs home.

A More Powerful EcoBoost Engine

The 2018 Ford Expedition comes with the 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine. This engine has always been known for offering great performance and fuel economy, but Ford tweaked it to offer even more power. It also paired it with the 10-speed automatic transmission. That will make this the most responsive, powerful, and efficient Expedition yet. In fact, Ford has already announced that drivers can expect increased performance and fuel efficiency with this model. The numbers aren’t out yet, but expect to be impressed.

Have Something to Tow? No Problem

You don’t have to go solo with the new Expedition. The 2017 model has a towing capacity of 9,200 pounds, but that wasn’t enough for Ford. It is upping the towing capacity so it can take home the crown for best-in-class towing. It also has cool features like the same trailer backup assist that is found in the F-Series. You can easily put your boat in the water with the help of this feature. Don’t have a boat? Now you have a reason to go out and get one.

Get Techy

Your family likes to stay plugged in, even during camping trips. That’s not a problem with the 2018 Ford Expedition. The Wi-Fi allows travelers to connect up to 10 devices, so you, Grandma, the kids, and their friends can all stay connected. You can even get out of the SUV and keep using the Wi-Fi since the signal extends a whopping 50 feet. The kids can relax in their tents while the adults sit around the fire, and everyone can use the signal.

You can also get techy with features like Sync3, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Plus, the vehicle has screens mounted on the front-seat headrests. Those who are all the way in the third row can watch TV with Sling.

These are just some of the features you will get with the 2018 Ford Expedition. It’s going to be the best one yet, and it will be hard to wait for it. Make your wait a little bit easier by visiting Berglund Ford of Salem in Salem, Virginia. Browse through the dealership and talk to the team about leasing options so you can pick something up before the Expedition hits dealerships.

 

June 9, 2017
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16th Annual Star City Motor Madness

Star City Motor Madness

Driving a motor vehicle is one of life’s simple pleasures. It gives you access to the the open road, and the freedom to finally explore on your own. Well, Star City Motor Madness is coming to town on June 23rd and 24th. So if you’re an automobile enthusiast, this event should be right down your alley. This charity fundraising event is in honor of the automobile, and it’s passion for cruising. This is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s biggest automotive shows, and it helps to raise funds for numerous charitable organizations. Here’s a closer look at what to expect.

Classic, Sports, & Muscle Cars

One of the biggest attractions of this extraordinary event is that it will give spectators and up close & personal look at some of the finest of automobiles. Many of the American branded vehicles from the past can be viewed here. Most of the vehicles are in pristine condition thanks to their detail-oriented owners. Just about every color of the rainbow is used for paint jobs, which makes the vehicles stand out even more. Roanoke, Virginia is the location, and the Virginia Museum of Transportation Automotive Gallery is the destination.

What Can Be Expected

For spectators or participants, the sky is the limit here when it comes to entertainment. Some of the finest of foods will be offered if you just so happen to get hungry. Of course, there will be plenty of refreshing beverages to choose from, which will come in handy for this hot June event. The “Berglund Credit Line” is a fan favorite as it allows you to park and show off your vehicle to the public. There will be hundreds of vehicles including trucks and motorcycles. For those who are interested in the latest innovation, there will be plenty of vendors to keep peak interest.

The Star City Motor Madness Event is made possible by people like you. Participants, sponsors, and donations help to personify this event each year. Participation fees also play a crucial role. Some of the sponsors included are Advance Auto Parts, Coca-Cola, Grand Home Furnishings and more.

Berglund Ford proudly sponsors the 16th Annual Star City Motor Madness to benefit the Virginia Museum of Transportation. Make sure that you attend this event. Downtown Roanoke is the place to be so come out and enjoy some good music, fresh food, a friendly atmosphere, and all the eye-catching cars at the 16th Annual Star City Motor Madness!

June 2, 2017
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See Montgomery Gentry LIVE at Elmwood Park

Montgomery Gentry LIVE at Elmwood Park

If you’re in the mood for a night full of classic country music, you won’t want to miss Montgomery Gentry live at the Elmwood Amphitheater in Elmwood Park on June 9th, 2017. This is an all-ages concert, so you can bring the whole family.

Montgomery Gentry: About the Band

Montgomery Gentry is a pop country duo that has had 14 singles rise to the top 10 along with millions of albums sold to fans all over the world. They first started singing in 1999 with their hit “Hillbilly Shoes” and went on to release many other memorable songs like “If You Ever Stop Loving Me” and “Lucky Man.” This unique duo went on to change country music as we know it and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2009. This award, along with many others, is just a stepping-stone to what the duo really cares about which is you, their fans.

Opening Musicians

Across-the-Way Productions can’t wait to bring you some of the best country music around and are also excited to announce that the country rockers Stolen Rhodes will be opening the show. With songs like “Keeps Me Alive” and “Down in Flames,” Stolen Rhodes will have you on your feet dancing long before Montgomery Gentry takes the stage, making for an exciting show.

Tickets and Times

General admission tickets cost $25 in advance and $35 at the gate. If you’re interested in a VIP Box, the cost is $600 in advance and $700 at the gate. This package includes early admission, keepsake seat cushions, and food and drinks for up to 10 people during the concert. On the cheaper side, you can get the “Sweet Seats” package that includes the best seats available, a keepsake cushion, early admission, and wait-service from Martin’s Downtown.

If you’re ready for a night full of country music and fun, make sure you’re at Elmwood Park at 6:00 pm on June 9th. Consider buying your tickets in advance to guarantee your chance to see this beloved country duo perform live in Salem, Virginia. Travel to Berglund Ford and get into the perfect vehicle to take you there, today!

May 29, 2017
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Introducing the 2018 Ford EcoSport

2018 Ford EcoSport

Compact yet spacious, efficient yet loaded, the upcoming 2018 Ford EcoSport provides the best of both worlds in every category. This is a new type of vehicle for drivers who want more with every twist and turn on the road. Expect it to be a hot ride when it becomes available for sale in early 2018.

Sleek Yet Spacious

The EcoSport has a sleek, aerodynamic design that lets you fly through traffic without burning extra fuel. When you open the doors, though, you will be surprised by how spacious the cabin is. Thanks to all of the extra space, Ford was able to load the cabin with features, such as the available Sync with Navigation system and a premium audio system by Harman. You can stretch out with ample leg and headroom while you drive or use the features. You will have so much space that you will be comfortable, no matter how long you’re on the road.

High-Tech Driving

The 2018 Ford EcoSport also offers high-tech driving at its best. The available BLIS with cross-traffic alert system will check your blind spots so you don’t get in a collision. It also checks for traffic when you’re backing out of parking spots so you won’t have to worry about a surprise accident ruining your day.

It also has auto start-stop technology that reduces emissions and fuel consumption when you’re stuck in traffic; the engine turns off when you stop and then restarts when you take your foot off the brake pedal. You can use this feature if you want, or you can turn it off so it doesn’t engage.

Upgrade to an SE

Ford also announced the SE trim for the EcoSport. This trim is loaded with extras, such as heated seats, a moonroof, and a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel. It also comes with Intelligent Access with push-button start so you won’t have to fish out the keys every time you want to start the vehicle.

You still have to wait awhile to see the 2018 Ford EcoSport in person. If waiting isn’t your strong point, visit Berglund Ford of Salem in Salem, Virginia, and look through the available options today; you can get the perfect vehicle to hold you over until the Ford EcoSport makes its debut. The dealership even has leasing options that you can use so you can make a change when the EcoSport arrives.