North Carolina Mountain State Fair, Asheville 2018


North Carolina Mountain State Fair 2018

 
North Carolina Mountain State Fair

September 7th-16th, 2018

 

Celebrating 25 years, the North Carolina State Fair is an opportunity for people, agriculture, art, and tradition to come together in a fun and family-based environment. Nearly 200,000 people come and celebrate the NC Mountain State Fair in Asheville, North Carolina. This 10-day event celebrates our local people with regional agriculture and art. The North Carolina Mountain State Fair is great for all ages with plenty to do such as art exhibits, animals of all kinds, carnival food (which includes some unique and amazing dishes), rides, games, and more. 

 

Where Does This Take Place:

 

The North Carolina Mountain State Fair takes place at the WNC Agricultural Center, across the street from the Asheville Regional Airport on the border of Fletcher and Arden, NC. The fair can be accessed from Interstate 26 off of exit 40. The WNC Agricultural Center is a huge location so make sure to wear comfortable shoes, and bring cash due to limited credit card access. 

 

Tickets:

Adults are $9/each at the gate (bring cash!), $7/person in advance. 

Child and senior admission is $3 in advance and $5 at the gate. 

There are no online ticket sales.

For Advance Tickets: 

Stop by the WNC Ag Center Office, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, North Carolina. 

Hours of Advance Ticket Sales:

Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

Phone at least a week ahead: Call Sandra at 828-687-1414 x200 to have tickets mailed to you.

Also, buy advance tickets at WNC Farmer's Market.

Get a $20 ride sheet for $12 in advance.

Save $2 by buying advance tickets at Ingles grocery stores before the opening day of the fair.

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NC Mountain State Fair

Hours of Fair/Directions:

 

Friday: Gates open at 9:00 am; Rides open at 10:00 am, close at 1:00 am

Saturdays: Gates open at 9:00 am; Rides open at 10:00 am, close at midnight

1st Sunday: Gates open at 9:00 am; Rides open at 10:00 am, close at 11:00 pm

2nd Sunday: Gates open at 9:00 am; Closing night; Rides, buildings, and all exhibits close at 9:00 pm

Monday–Thurs: Gates open at 3:00 pm; Rides open at 4:00 pm, close at 11:00 pm

Friday Night Frenzy (unlimited rides for one price): Sept 7 & Sept 14, 9:00 pm until 1:00 am

Directions:

From Asheville, take I-26 East to Exit #40 (Asheville Airport Exit). Turn right at top of exit ramp onto Highway NC 280. After the 2nd stop light, turn left into Gate 6 or 7.

From South Carolina, on I-26 West toward North Carolina, after you enter NC, take exit #40 (Asheville Airport Exit). Turn left at top of exit ramp onto NC 280. After the 3rd stop light, turn left into Gate 6 or 7.

GPS Address: 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732

Free Parking:

FREE parking is available on fairground property. Parking is located on Highway 280 at Gate 7.

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Places to stay near NC Mountain State Fair

2018 Promotions:

 

Friday, September 7: FREE Gate Admission for students until 6 pm for Grades K-12

Friday Night Frenzy: 9 pm-1 am, $28 for admission with unlimited rides

Monday, September 10: Ride all day for $20, plus gate admission.

Tuesday, September 11: Kids 12 and under ride all day for $20, plus gate admission.

Wednesday, September 12: Ingles Day - FREE Gate Admission with five cans of Laura Lynn brand foods from Ingles supermarket.

Thursday, September 13: Ride all day for $20, plus gate admission.

Friday, September 14: Aetna Senior Citizens Day, FREE Gate Admission for seniors 65 & older

Friday Night Frenzy: 9 pm-1 am, $28 for admission with unlimited rides

Saturday, September 15: NC Education Lottery Day with FREE Scratch & Win promotional ticket for each adult ticket sold. Must be 18 to play.

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Cabins/Vacation Rentals Near NC Mountain State Fair

 

Carolina Mornings has Asheville Airbnb-style homes close to the fairgrounds and all around Asheville. These perfect cabins/vacation rentals are great places to stay with family and still feel at home. What better way than to spend time at the NC Mountain State Fair then coming back to an amazing Airbnb-style home. When you book directly through us, you will receive our Mountain Discovery Pass which includes one Biltmore Estate Ticket (year-round), French Broad Rafting/Ziplining (through Sept & Oct), and in the winter Scenic Wolf Skiing pass! 

 
Airbnb-Style Homes Asheville
 

Storybrooke Place

Sleeps 12

5 Bedroom/4.5 Bath

 


 
VRBO-Style homes near North Carolina Mountain State Fair

Red Wolf

Sleeps 6

2 Bedroom/3 Bath

 
Airbnb-style homes near North Carolina Mountain State Fair

Wildflower Cottage

Sleeps 6

3 Bedroom/2 Bath

 


 



Article by: Wes Aulet

 


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