Each year, a member of the Deep Fried Crew gets the opportunity to help out in the press office at the N.C. Mountain State Fair. This year, it’s my turn.
Like the State Fair in Raleigh, the Mountain Fair has a load of agricultural exhibits, competitions, rides and entertainment for the whole family. This year’s theme is “Squeals, Thrills and Ferris Wheels,” and fairgoers will find all of it in Fletcher. Despite the similarities, the Mountain Fair has some things you won’t find at the State Fair. For instance, next week there will be a rodeo with riders from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
There’s also a Moo-ternity Ward, where a calf is born almost every day (Friday’s calf was born just before noon). Check out the photo below. And, the most popular attraction at the Mountain State Fair has got to be the chairlift. The chairlift offers picturesque views of the fairgrounds and surrounding mountains. I look forward to giving it a try over the next few days.
The N.C. Mountain State Fair runs Sept. 7-16 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. If you want to join me at the Mountain State Fair, you can purchase your tickets and plan your visit at www.mountainfair.org.