Event Watch: NC Mountain State Fair!
Posted On Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The NC Mountain State Fair Returns!
September is just around the corner, and that means that it's time to get ready for the North Carolina Mountain State Fair! Asheville hosts the Western half of the state's fair every year and for ten days, we celebrate food, fun, WNC, community, and tradition! Read on for more information about this quickly approaching event.
When and Where
The NC Mountain State Fair takes place over ten days at the beginning of September - from September 8th, 2017 to September 17th, 2017. The fair sprawls across the WNC Agriculture Center, just a short drive away from the Asheville Regional Airport (making this super convenient for folks visiting the area!). On Friday and Saturday at the start of the fair, the fun runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 midnight. On Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM. During the week, from Monday through Thursday, the fair is open for business from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
What to Expect
Over 180,000 visitors attended this event last year, and even more are expected this year. The NC Mountain State Fair is more than cotton candy, rides, and funnel cake - it is a true celebration of the history and traditions of our region. Competitions ranging from Quilt Making to Largest Garden Vegetable are sure to delight, while the exhibitions showcasing traditional craft making, farming, and more will educate and enthrall. And of course, any event which celebrates the history and traditions of WNC just wouldn't be complete without clogging and bluegrass music! The entertainment stage will host local and regional bands daily.
Where to Stay
Staying in Asheville while you attend this event will bring your trip to the next level of comfort and *convenience. For a 3 bedroom stunner filled with custom details, check out Eagle's Wing Lodge! Conveniently situated to both the WNC Agricultural Center and the most popular of our area attractions (like the Biltmore Estate, Downtown Asheville, and the River Arts District!), Eagle's Wing Lodge is the perfect home-base for families heading south for a September getaway. You'll fall in love with the long range mountain views, the fully equipped kitchen, the entertainment area (complete with foosball and ping pong!), and the outdoor fire pit.
To begin planning your September trip to the mountains, contact Carolina Mornings at (855) 398-0712. A professional Vacation Planner will assist you in lining up your reservation. Be sure to ask about our Mountain Discovery Pass - a gift included with every Carolina Mornings Reservation!
By: Dana Carrico