North Carolina’s Mountain State Fair

September 4, 2008

Bring the kids to the petting zoo at the Mountain State FairCome to the WNC Agricultural Center, located across from the Asheville Regional Airport, anytime between September 5-14 to enjoy the annual North Carolina Mountain State Fair, the Best of the West.  This 10-day, family-oriented event includes carnival rides, pig races, animal exhibits, camel rides, a petting zoo, vendors, a wildlife show, Rusty’s Western Show and artisans competing for a piece of the $180,000 prize money up for grabs in such categories as arts and crafts, canned and baked goods, flowers/gardening and livestock.  On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the gates open at 9am and rides open at 10am.  During the week (Monday through Thursday), the gates will open at 3pm and the rides will open at 4pm.  Admission to the fair at the gate is $5 for adults, $2 for kids ages 6-12 and children 5 and under are free.  Ride coupons are available in sets of 12 for $12.  Save money by purchasing tickets in advance at any Ingles store.  Free parking is available on the WNC Agricultural Center’s property and handicap parking is available for those with valid placards near the ticket booths at Entrance A.  You can rent a wheelchair, scooter or stroller near Entrances A and E.  All backpacks will be checked.  No alcohol, drugs or firearms are allowed inside the fairgrounds and the only pets allowed at the facilities are trained service dogs for the handicapped.  For more information on the entertainment at the fair, please visit the Mountain State Fair’s entertainment schedule.  I hope to see you there!

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