The next best thing to going to the Mountain State Fair, which runs through Sunday, Sept. 17, is checking out our gallery of photos from the fair’s opening weekend.
Farming dreams can start big and end in disappointment. With its Farm Beginnings program, the Organic Growers School gives new farmers the business and practical tools to maximize their chances of success. And for those who already have a farm, whether as a business or a hobby, the Mountain State Fair offers myriad opportunities to show off the products of their labors.
“If you see cruelty to animals at a state or county fair, you can file a cruelty-to-animals complaint.”
In a world where deep-fried cauliflower and deep-fried Oreos exist together in the same plexiglass display case, the North Carolina Mountain State Fair brings folks together to sample all sorts of (often deep-fried) culinary experiments.
Ride the rides? Sure. But maybe wait a bit after trying a deep-fried cheeseburger-on-a-stick.
As someone who goes barefoot 24/7, and who has attended the N.C. Mountain State Fair barefoot for many years, I was shocked a few days ago to find several very large signs with big red letters at the gates stating, "Shirt and shoes required." The next day I contacted the fair manager, Matt Buchanan, to […]
I did speak with Mr. Kriss and I did make the statement that he quoted me on about several concerned mothers asking about our policy concerning women going shirtless. The North Carolina Mountain State is a family event and we want all fairgoers to dress appropriately. Mr. Kriss failed to mention my statement about the […]
Photos from the opening night of the NC Mountain State Fair at the WNC Agricultural Center.
Photo by Jonathan Welch
From the midway to the petting zoo, the Mountain State Fair offers plenty of sights, sounds and smells.
What’s been in the news this week: The potential for lots of jobs in Rutherford County; the first drink poured in Boone; the question of alcohol sales at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino; the day the mountains shook in Haywood County; the return of the racing pigs; and much more.