Squeals, Thrills and Ferris Wheels

The N.C. Mountain State Fair runs Sept. 7-16 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher.

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.

A new calf is born in the Moo-ternity Ward at the N.C. Mountain State Fair.

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.


About Bearded Lady

Paul Jones blogged for the 2009-2012 N.C. State Fairs. Here's his bio from 2009: Paul Jones, here (a.k.a. Bearded Lady). I love the N.C. State Fair. I love the rides, I love the food, but my favorite part of the Fair is the displays of the unusual. The two-headed snake, the world’s smallest woman, the world’s tallest horse and the list goes on. Originally from South Carolina, I hope that I can bring a different perspective to this blog as I shed light on some of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, aspects of this year’s Fair.

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