N.C. Mountain State Fair underway

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NC Mountain State Fair (James Richardson/TR Tribune) NC Mountain State Fair (James Richardson/TR Tribune)

FLETCHER, N.C. — The  annual North Carolina Mountain State Fair runs from Fri., Sept. 8 through Sun., Sept. 17 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center. The Mountain State Fair celebrates the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains, including agriculture, music, crafts, art, food, entertainment, display of livestock, and competitions.

The focal point of the fair is the carnival midway, featuring over 40 rides and numerous games for all ages. The many competitions are staples of the fair, featuring North Carolina’s best in livestock, creative arts, farm products, and school projects. Old time demonstrations will be given, ranging from molasses making, blacksmithing, pottery, and needlework to basket weaving. Agriculture runs deep at the fair during the 10-day run, with more than 4,000 animals, including dairy and beef cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, chickens, rabbits, and llamas. 

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The entertainment lineup includes music, acrobatics, magic shows, and animal acts just to name a few.

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The Western North Carolina Agricultural Center is in Fletcher, N.C., about 45 minutes north of Travelers Rest. (Map here.)


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