Dixie Classic Fair 132nd Anniversary October 3-12, 2014

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Set-up is underway! Fair opens at 11am this FRIDAY. Featuring Unlimited Ride Promotion day and Demolition Derby – Don’t miss out! #DCFair

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Why buy Advance Tickets to the Dixie Classic Fair? Enjoy the Tradition of Food, Fun and Competition at a discounted price! Advance Tickets now available online and at the locations below! Buy now, save now and enjoy more at the 2014 Dixie Classic Fair!

Advance Ticket Prices
Adults (ages 12 & up) – $7
Children (ages 6–11) – $3
Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
Up to 25% savings with advance purchase.

Advance Ride Card Prices
Strates Shows Fun Cards – $10 for 30 credits
Up to 50% savings with advance purchase.

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Dixie Classic Fair History and Facts

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The scrambler ride at the Dixie Classic Fair, 1960.

The Dixie Classic Fair Winston Salem is generally held at the beginning of October. It is a ten-day event. The Dixie Classic Fair is an annual fair held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The fair takes place every autumn on the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds (formerly known as the Forsyth County Fairgrounds), which is part of the Winston-Salem Entertainment-Sports Complex; the grounds are located adjacent to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 371,219 attended the 2007 Dixie Classic Fair, which was a new attendance record. This attendance record elevated the Dixie Classic Fair to the 50th largest attended Fair in North America.

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Joe White and Jim Dalrymple, at left, examine heads for the baldest man contest at the Dixie Classic Fair, 1967.

The fair began in the former town of Salem as a grain exposition in 1882 (2007 was the 125th anniversary). In 1897, the Piedmont Tobacco Fair was started and shortly thereafter the two events merged to form the Winston-Salem Fair. The fair moved to its current fairgrounds in 1952 and changed its name to the “Dixie Classic Fair for Northwest North Carolina” in 1956. Today, the event is most commonly known as just the Dixie Classic Fair.

There is a wide variety of entertainment and activities that are suitable for the entire family. Rides, games, livestock competitions, wine tasting, and arts and crafts workshops are just a few of the reasons why Dixie Fair 2014 will be better than ever. ~Scott Ray

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2014 Dixie Classic Fair Schedule

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Every day is a brand new day at the fair. A Tradition of Food, Competition and Fun!

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Promotions and events you don’t want to miss.

Friday, October 3
Saturday, October 4
Sunday, October 5
Monday, October 6
Tuesday, October 7
Wednesday, October 8
Thursday, October 9
Friday, October 10
Saturday, October 11
Sunday, October 12

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Featuring one heart-racing, toe-tapping event after another.

All Grandstand events are FREE with paid Gate Admission to the Fair.
All seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Our 2014 Grandstand Entertainment Schedule has been finalized! Can’t wait to see all these amazing events!

Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Demolition Derby

Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Figure 8 Racing

Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 pm:
Rodeo

Monday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 pm:
Concert: Parmalee sponsored by WPAW 93.1 The Wolf

Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm:criagcambell
Concert: Craig Campbell presented by Q104.1 New Country

Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 pm:dixieclassicfair
Concert: Jamie Grace and Colton Dixon sponsored by WBFJ Your Family Station

Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Demolition Derby

Friday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Figure 8 Racing

Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2:00 pm:
OTTPA Tractor Pull

Sunday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 pm:
Rodeo

Top Spin Fun at the Dixie Classic Fair

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Top Spin rated the best ride at the Dixie Classic fair. Scary!

Dixie Classic Fair Official Website: www.dcfair.com

Dixie Classic Fair on Facebook: www.facebook.com/dcfair

Dixie Classic Fair October 4th – 13th

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Mark your calendars for the Dixie Classic Fair. Friday, October 4th – Sunday, October 13, 2013.  From famous fried foods & Ferris wheels to 4-H & fireworks – it’s the 2nd largest agricultural Fair in NC & fun for the whole family.  Advance Tickets and Ride Cards are on sale at Lowes Foods, Dixie Classic Fair Annex Box Office and TicketMaster. Buy early and save!

Adults (ages 12 & up) – $7
Children (ages 6–11) – $3
Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65+, with ID) – Free
Up to 25% savings with advance purchase.
Advance Ride Card Prices
Ride Card with 30 tickets – $10

What should we name Mr. Gopher?

MR. GOPHER IS EXCITED ABOUT THE UPCOMING DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR, BUT HE WANTS A NAME.

WBFJ will be hosting Free Fair Concert

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Again this year WBFJ will be hosting Free Fair Concert.  This year features Mandisa & Brandon Heath!
WED OCT 9th @ 7:30PM @ the Grandstand Stage.

WBFJ FM website 

MANDISA website
“Overcomer” Video – Watch HERE

BRANDON HEATH website
“Love Does” Video – Watch HERE

WBFJ “HEAVENLY LAYERED CAKE” Contest : October 11 @ 7:00pm

1st Place – $150
2nd Place wins: $100
3rd Place wins: $50

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Special Days

Wendy’s/107.5 KZL Unlimited Ride Promotion Days

Friday, October 4, Monday, October 7,  Tuesday, October 8 and Thursday, October 10
Pick up a coupon at participating Wendy’s, pay Fair gate admission, bring coupon to Midway Ticket Booth, redeem coupon and $25 for ID to ride all day.  ($30 without coupon).

For a list of participating Wendy’s Locations, click here.

School Day

Monday, October 7 – Gates open at 9:00 am for Students
Students (Preschool thru Grade 5) are admitted free until 2:00. One adult per six children are admitted free.

Senior Adult Day

Tuesday, October 8 – Gates open at 9:00 am for Seniors
Adults age 65 years and over, admitted FREE all week with proper ID. Aides assisting Seniors are free on this Senior Adult Day only. Special Fun Events for Seniors begin at 10:00 am.

Special Education Day

Wednesday, October 9 – Gates open at 9:00 am for Special Education students
Free Admission for persons with disabilities.

Lowe’s Foods Day

Wednesday, October 9 – Gates open at 11:00 am for the Public
Bring 5 cans or 5 boxes of non-perishable Lowe’s Foods house brand food and receive free admission

Winston-Salem Journal Family Days

Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13

Hours:  Saturday, October 12, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday, October 13, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Kids age 7 and under can ride all of the Strates Shows Kiddieland Rides (all rides subject to height safety restrictions) for $10.00 (excluding pony rides).

FREE with paid admission to the fair OR 5 cans/boxes of LOWES brand non-perishable foods.

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For more information about the Dixie Classic Fair you can like them on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/dcfair or at the official DC Fair website @ http://www.dcfair.com/

Dixie Classic Farmers Market to hold corn-shucking and salsa-recipe contests

Dixie Classic Farmers Market to hold corn-shucking and salsa-recipe contests

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(Winston-Salem Journal) — The Dixie Classic Farmers Market at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds will hold a corn-shucking contest and a salsa-recipe contest.

The corn-shucking contest, held in conjunction with Samaritan Ministries, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday. It is open to adults and kids 12 and under.

A cash prize will be awarded to the winning adult and child. Corn shucked will be donated to the soup kitchen at Samaritan Ministries.

The deadline to enter is noon Friday.

The salsa-recipe contest will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 3. Winners will be announced at 10 a.m.

Winners will receive cash prizes, including $100 for first place, and the Winston-Salem Journal will publish the winning recipes.

The deadline for entries is July 31.