The 25th annual N.C. Mountain State Fair runs Sept. 7-16

Press release from WNC Agricultural Center: 

The 2018 N.C. Mountain State Fair will offer several promotional days to help fairgoers save big on gate and ride tickets during the fair’s 25th annual run Sept. 7-16 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher.

“Whether you’re a kid, adult or senior, there are money saving opportunities for everyone, with special promotions being held just about every day of the fair,” said fair manager Matt Buchanan.

The fun begins with Friday Night Frenzy, a special discount offered on Sept. 7 and 14. Fair-goers pay just $28 and receive admission to the fair and unlimited rides between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. The Friday savings don’t end there. Students in grades K-12 also get free gate admission on Sept. 7 until 6 p.m. On Sept. 14, seniors 65 and older get free gate admission as part of the fair’s Aetna Senior Citizens Day.

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, WLOS Family Day returns with a special focus on families with young children. Kids 12 and under can get unlimited rides from 3 to 11 p.m. for $20. Gate admission must be purchased separately.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, is Ingles Day at the fair. Visitors who bring five cans of Laura Lynn brand foods from a local Ingles supermarket will receive free gate admission. All canned goods collected on Ingles Day benefits MANNA Food Bank’s battle against hunger in North Carolina. The nonprofit serves 16 counties in Western North Carolina.

Another unlimited-ride promotion will take place Thursday, Sept. 13. For $20, plus gate admission, thrill seekers can enjoy unlimited rides from 3 to 11 p.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 15, the fair will hold its annual N.C. Education Lottery Day. Fairgoers over the age of 18 will receive a free scratch & win promotional ticket with each fair admission ticket purchased. The N.C. Education Lottery will also give away prizes to winning tickets as a part of the promotion.

The 25th N.C. Mountain State Fair runs Sept. 7-16 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. The fair’s silver anniversary will celebrate the people, agriculture, art and traditions of Western North Carolina. In addition to these promotions, discounted tickets are now available at participating Ingles stores, the WNC Ag Center and the WNC Farmers Market. More information about the fair is available at

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