The Stokes County’s 68th Agricultural Fair opened on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and is slated to run through Saturday, Sept. 15.
Assistant manager Lynn Shouse said the fair is offering new rides this year and the feedback has been positive so far.
“The Ferris wheel is back and we also have a great ninja warrior course through Spark Fitness and Performance,” Shouse said. “There’s going to be a family night of games beginning at 6 p.m. in the barn on Friday and there’s a lot of fun options of things to do.”
Shouse said they’ll be monitoring the weather closely and hope to get in a few good days before Hurricane Florence threatens.
Weather permitting, Saturday will mark the annual Smitty’s Apples of Pfafftown fried pie contest providing some of the fair’s highest prizes with first place earning $300, second $100, third place $75 and fourth place $25. Pre-entry is not required. Participants should bring their eight fried pies to the American Legion building between 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Exhibitor must be present to win and judging takes place promptly at 4 p.m. Judging is based on crust, filling, and appearance.
Old McNally’s Pig Racing returns with shows every evening along with games, rides and traditional fair food through the midway. Bingo is also offered from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday.
General admission for adults (includes unlimited rides) through Saturday is $10. Senior citizens 65 and older $3 (Friday is Senior Citizen Day and entry is free). Students, two-years-old through high school, unlimited rides $10 (Thursday night $8 with a coupon available at Stokes County schools and local businesses). Parking is $2 and benefits the King Fire Fighters Auxiliary.
For more information about the fair being held at 436 South Main Street in King and a detailed schedule, visit the Stokes County Fair website at www.stokescountyfair.org or the Stokes County Agricultural Fair Facebook page.
Amanda Dodson may be reached at 336-813-2426.