It’s finally here! With the start of fall right around the corner, it would mean nothing if it weren’t for those pumpkin spiced lattes, crisp morning air, and the Mountain State Fair. Yet another local favorite, people home to the mountain area spend months looking forward to this event. It’s one of the good things that come with the start of a new school year and the changing of the leaves. With rides, entertainment, crowds of people, good food, and a family friendly environment it’s easy to see why.
One of my favorite things to enjoy at the Mountain State Fair is the food. Whether it’s deep-fried, on a stick, or fresh off the grill, there’s no denying the flavor and variety offered here. It’s more than just fair food. Here at the Mountain State Fair, it’s an experience. People from all over the region set up shop to showcase their amazing recipes and boy do they deliver.
But the food isn’t the only thing that draws me back every year. The entertainment and agriculture are never a disappointment. This year, the Mountain State Fair is offering a wide variety of entertainment to appeal to the large selection of people in the area. From the Moto Maniacs, with incredible daredevil motorcycle stunts, to the Mountain Music Festival comprised of Appalachian bands performing nightly on the Heritage Stage. The Farm to Fair events are centered around a series of programs designed to educate and entertain people and consumers about the importance of agriculture in western North Carolina and allow people and kids a chance to interact with the barnyard animals on display.
There is also a Mountain Heritage Circle which features artists and venders that embrace the southern culture and traditions. Demonstrations are also offered throughout the day and range from molasses making, blacksmithing, pottery, needlework, to basket weaving. All ages are encouraged to attend and learn more about the culture of the area.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate or at local participating Ingles stores at a discounted price.
For more information visit:
WNC Agricultural Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd
Fletcher, NC 28732