NC Mountain State Fair: 10 Days of Fun!
Posted On Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Having a Blast at the 2016 North Carolina Mountain State Fair!
Oh, yes - the NC Mountain State Fair is quickly approaching and our excitement levels are mounting higher and higher! It's widely known that Ashevilleans know how to throw a good party, and the NC Mountain State Fair, held at the Agricultural Center in West Asheville, is a testament to that fact! Read on for more information about this super fun annual event.
What, Where, and When
The NC Mountain State Fair takes place annually in Asheville at the WNC Agriculture Center, not too far from the Asheville Airport. The fun is spread out over a 10 day period - September 9th through the 18th - during which more than 180,000 people come from all over the region to celebrate our area, our food, our art and our Appalachian traditions. Exhibits, rides, animals, food, games, and music form the crux of the event.
What to Expect
The NC Mountain State Fair is unlike most state fairs because it puts a great emphasis on building up the traditions that make our region of the US so special. Of course there will be games and rides and corndogs, but more importantly there will be exhibits that showcase the incredible skill that goes into crafts like quilting, woodworking, gardening, farming, photography, ceramics, and more. And lest you think we forgot about the Southern Appalachian musical traditions, the main stage will host area bluegrass bands, old time bands, and clogging troupes.
How to Get Tickets
10 days is quite a bit of party, so we like to plan well in advance. Luckily, when you buy in advance for this event, you're rewarding for your excellent planning with discounted tickets and other promotions. Tickets can be purchased at participating Ingles grocery stores, the WNC Agriculture Center, and the WNC Farmers Market in Asheville. Click Here for more information about parking, hours, individual promotions, and directions!
Where to Stay
Staying local when visiting the area will allow you to experience mountain life as it is lived by locals. Staying in your own home away from home bring your stay to the next level of fun. Carolina Mornings has dozens of fantastic vacation rentals located in and around the Asheville area, each one lovely and uniquely built and decorated. For those looking for a 3 bedroom home conveniently situated to Downtown Asheville, check out Land of Sky. This stunning 1940's farmhouse boasts a fenced in yard, a serene country setting (with pasture views!), a spacious and charmingly decorated interior, and a fully equipped kitchen. Best of all, Land of Sky is situated just 13 short minutes from Downtown Asheville, making this a convenient jumping off point for all of your area adventures!
To begin planning your visit to the mountains,