N.C. Mountain State Fair promises Mountain Fun for Everyone Sept. 6 -15
Fairgoers get ready for "Mountain Fun for Everyone" as the N.C. Mountain State Fair returns to Fletcher Sept. 6 – 15.
The traditions and heritage of the mountains will be celebrated with a clogging competition, the 2013 Mountain Music Festival and handmade crafts from local crafters. Visitors are also treated to the sights and sounds of the fair with food, agricultural shows, entertainment and rides.
Fairgoers can take a little time to browse the winners in fair competitions. Contests are held across three divisions: general exhibits and cooking contests; livestock shows; and music, dance and song.
Three agricultural exhibits will also be featured at this year's fair: Bill's Farm Adventure with hands-on barnyard activities for children; the return of the popular Mooternity Ward, where agricultural students along with veterinarians will help with several live births a day and narrate the birth events that occur during fair hours; and Agricadabra Presents: The Science of Ag where magician Brad Matchett brings agriculture to life in a fun and creative way.
The fair offers something for everyone with plenty of new and returning entertainers and exhibits. Highlights include: The Kenya Safari Acrobats, Sea Lion Splash, Kachunga and the Alligator Show, Chef Landry's Comedy Show, Rocketman - Human Cannonball, entertainer and musician Leon Jacobs Jr, Haywood Community College Timber Sports Team, Smoky Mountain Championship Wrestling, the Hogway Speedway and the talented cowgirls of the Dixie Starlight Express. The Heritage Music Stage and the Bojangles Music Stage will both feature musical entertainment nightly.
Admission for the fair is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors over 65 and children ages 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and under. The fair also offers a family fun pack for $35 that includes five admission tickets, tickets for four rides and a selection of food coupons. Save $2 per ticket and 50 percent off ride tickets by buying your tickets in advance at Ingles, WNC Ag Center and the Western NC Farmer's Market.
More information, including hours, special event days and other promotions, is available online at www.mountainfair.org or call 828-687-1414.