Excitement builds for Friday's opening of Iredell County Agricultural Fair
BY DEBBIE PAGE
Exhibitors gathered to register their entries and put the final touches on their exhibits on Wednesday afternoon in preparation for the opening of the 84th Iredell County Agricultural Fair, with the gates swinging open to attendees on Friday, August 30, at 5 p.m.
The official ribbon cutting ceremony will at 7 p.m. The fair runs through Saturday, September 7, with nine full days of rides, thrills, entertainment, and competitions.
Folks will enjoy seeing Iredell County’s best in livestock shows, educational exhibits, and entries in canning, cooking, quilting, clothing, flowers, plants, vegetables, photography, and other areas.
B & K Carnival was finishing up the assembly of its exciting rides, including the Roundup, Yoyo, Barrel of Fun, Circus Train, Orient Express, Racing Cars, Bumper Cars, Scrambler, Hurricane, Super Slide, Tiny Tractors, Car Motorcycle Jump, Eli Ferris Wheel, Hawg Heaven Fun House, Merry-Go-Round, and the Astroliner.
New activities include the Funny Farm Fun House, Radical Run, Sea Ray, and Sky Jump.
General Admission is $5, with children 6 years old and under getting in free. Senior citizens (60 and over) and veterans get free admission with a military ID on Thursday, September 5. Gates open at 5 p.m. daily except on August 31, September 1, 2, and 7, when they will open at 3 p.m.
All county students (K through 12) can attend the fair for $1 admission on September 3-5.
Special deals on rides are also available. Fairgoers can purchase an unlimited rides wristband for $18 on Sunday through Thursday night or $25 on Friday or Saturday nights.
Parking is $2 per car in Kiwanis-operated lots on the fairgrounds property.