Adults and children alike can rejoice that it’s almost time for the North Carolina Mountain State Fair happening just outside of Asheville, NC! Feel like a kid again and let loose at the fair! Ride the rides, play the games, eat the food (lots of food) and have a blast! It’s hard to even believe it’s that time of year again, but it is! The fair starts September 9th and runs until September 18th at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center.
As always there are tons of rides, from your typical ferris wheel to the thrilling or dizzying rides. Try your luck at the games and maybe you’ll take home a giant stuffed prize! Food is everywhere at the Mountain State Fair, so be sure to come hungry! You basically have to have something fried, whether it’s for dinner or something like cake or fried Oreos for dessert. There’s a list of food vendors. The competitions are always a big part of the fair and include categories for agriculture, livestock, equestrian, arts, dancing, singing, food, and cooking. You can see some of the animals for yourself at the fair and there are lots of educational opportunities for children and the family.
The fair isn’t complete without music and entertainment. The Mountain Music lineup is listed already. If you’re looking for more fun things to do in Asheville in the month of September, there are at least four festivals in the area too. Asheville is the place to be in the fall!