Fair in full swing

By Amanda Dodson - adodson@thestokesnews.com
The NC Department of Labor recognized Jim Rosamond and the Stokes County Agricultural Fair on Tuesday for their partnership of additional inspections to ensure the operations and safety at the fairgrounds. -
Spark Fitness and Performance is offering a ninja warrior course, The Spark Challenge. Anyone who completes the course successfully will get a one-month free membership to Spark Fitness and Performance in King. -
Families can enjoy new rides this year at Stokes County’s 68th Agricultural Fair. -
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Mayor of King Jack Warren and Police Chief Paula May stop for a moment to chat on Tuesday at the Stokes County’s Agricultural Fair. - -
The Stokes County’s Agricultural Fair offers a variety of animals to view in the barn. - -
Stokes County’s 68th Agricultural Fair opened on Tuesday and runs through Saturday, Sept. 15. - -

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.

The NC Department of Labor recognized Jim Rosamond and the Stokes County Agricultural Fair on Tuesday for their partnership of additional inspections to ensure the operations and safety at the fairgrounds.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_0987-1.jpgThe NC Department of Labor recognized Jim Rosamond and the Stokes County Agricultural Fair on Tuesday for their partnership of additional inspections to ensure the operations and safety at the fairgrounds.

Spark Fitness and Performance is offering a ninja warrior course, The Spark Challenge. Anyone who completes the course successfully will get a one-month free membership to Spark Fitness and Performance in King.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_0998-1.jpgSpark Fitness and Performance is offering a ninja warrior course, The Spark Challenge. Anyone who completes the course successfully will get a one-month free membership to Spark Fitness and Performance in King.

Families can enjoy new rides this year at Stokes County’s 68th Agricultural Fair.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_1002-1.jpgFamilies can enjoy new rides this year at Stokes County’s 68th Agricultural Fair.

https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_1006-1.jpg

Mayor of King Jack Warren and Police Chief Paula May stop for a moment to chat on Tuesday at the Stokes County’s Agricultural Fair.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_1010-1.jpgMayor of King Jack Warren and Police Chief Paula May stop for a moment to chat on Tuesday at the Stokes County’s Agricultural Fair.

The Stokes County’s Agricultural Fair offers a variety of animals to view in the barn.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_0992-1.jpgThe Stokes County’s Agricultural Fair offers a variety of animals to view in the barn.

Stokes County’s 68th Agricultural Fair opened on Tuesday and runs through Saturday, Sept. 15.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_1007-1.jpgStokes County’s 68th Agricultural Fair opened on Tuesday and runs through Saturday, Sept. 15.

By Amanda Dodson

adodson@thestokesnews.com