What’s Happening in October

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October 17th 10AM – 3PM

Smokin’ Harley-Davidson
3441 Myer Lee Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Learn more about these agencies and the good they do for abandoned and mistreated pets in our communities. Some will have pets available for adoption.

We will also be doing a Bike Show that day! Entry fee is $10. The top 3 peoples choice will win a trophy and first place will also win $100!

For questions please feel free to call us at (877) 694-8804 and ask for Brother Bill. We hope to see you there!


Yadkin Wine Tour – Saturday, October 17yvwt-logo-large

You have been probably hearing that wine is getting to be big business in the Yadkin Valley. Vineyards are popping up around North Carolina. So much so, that there more than 100 wineries and vineyards in the state. But don’t just take it from me, take a look for yourself and experience the excitement of this new industry up close.

Yadkin Wine Tours, a wine tour company dedicated to offering “relax and learn” tours of the wineries in the Yadkin Valley Appellation, invites you to join them for a full-day tour, featuring transportation aboard a luxury motorcoach, wine tasting, lunch, and a short course on wine complete with great tips and some interesting history on North Carolina’s wine industry.

On Saturday, October 17, the tour company will be loading the bus up for a trip featuring “The Yadkin Valley Grape Festival Tour” Medaloni Vineyards, lunch at Old Stage Grill then on to the Grape Festival. Cost is $100. To find out more or make your reservations and inquiries call 336-793-4488. For more information visit http://www.yadkinwinetours.com.

The “Fall Colors Tour” vineyard bus tour is October 24 and November 7. The “Holiday Tour” is December 19. Visit the web site for more information http://www.yadkinwinetours.com


Sunset Flicks featuring Ghostbusters – Sunday, October 18

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Sunset Flicks is a collaboration between a/perture, the Arts Council & Coffee Park at Winston Square Park on Sundays in October. Films, food, music and art fill the lineup. October 18 features Ghostbusters

Food and music start at 6 p.m. The screenings start at 7p.m. All of this is happening at Winston Square Park on Marshall Street in downtown Winston Salem. And, oh yeah-it’s a FREE event thanks to the Arts Council! For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/SunsetFlicks


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P.F. Chang China Bistro opens October 12 – P.F. Chang will open next Monday, October 12 at HanesTowne Village on Stratford Road. The long awaited Scottsdale, Arizona restaurant will now have two locations in the Triad. The other is in Greensboro. P.F. Chang will join PDQ, Hickory Tavern and Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. Along with Starbucks, Walmart Neighborhood Market, Fleet Feet Sports. LA Fitness, and Bank of North Carolina

The Famous Toastery opens next week. The Famous Toastery located at 770 Liberty View Court in the Arts District (The former District Bar and Grill) will have a soft opening this week and open for business the week of October 12. The restaurant is based in Lake Norman and is known for its breakfast and lunch that will feature fresh, made-from-scratch avocado omelets, lobster benedict, lobster rolls and salads. The owners plan to open for dinner at a later date.

Twin City Hive change name and moving – Coming Fall 2015 Twin City Hive located 301 Brookstown Ave will move down the hall and become Twin City Hive Coffee Lounge. More seating, private patio, conference room, lounge area and new food items. Same great coffee. Same great atmosphere.


32nd Annual Lexington Barbecue Festival – Saturday, October 24

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Let’s Celebrate! Lexington and Davidson County residents can once again look forward to everybody’s favorite NC specialty. The 32nd Annual Barbecue Festival is set for Saturday, October 24 in Uptown Lexington.

The month of October has been declared Barbecue Month,a month full of activities including the Tour de Pig Cycling event, 5K Hawg Run, Pepsi Pig Tale Writing Competition, Golf Tournament, Tennis Tournament, Hawg Shoot Air Rifle Tournament, and many other exciting events For more information, email info@barbecuefestival.com or visit the website http://www.barbecuefestival.com


6th Annual Winston-Salem City-Dash Boos & Brews 5K – Saturday, October 31foodandbrew

The 6th Annual Winston-Salem City-Dash Boos & Brews 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will take place at BB&T Ballpark and downtown on Saturday, October 31st beginning at 12 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to run in their Halloween costumes, but suiting up is not required, (just a lot of fun). Start and finish are located at BB&T Ballpark in downtown Winston-Salem. Prizes will be awarded for fastest times and best costumes…plus a festive bash following the race! So, find your race face and start running.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/boosbrews

SIgn-up Today visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/WinstonSalem/BoosandBrews5k

WBFJ Presents-Tenth Avenue North, Sidewalk Prophets & Dan Bremnes

Join us at the 2015 Dixie Classic Fair!

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Featured Artists
Tenth Avenue North, Sidewalk Prophets & Dan Bremnes
The concert will be held at the Grandstand,
October 7th, at 7:00pm!
Bring 5 cans or boxes of Lowes Foods brand & receive FREE admission on Wednesday only!
Admission to the fair also includes the concert!
You don’t want to miss this!

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WBFJ will once again be broadcasting LIVE from the Gazebo @ Dixie Classic Fair (Oct 2-11)
While you’re at the fair, don’t forget to…

Play Plinko @ the WBFJ Gazebo
Swifty Swine Swimming & Racing Pigs
Local Flavors @ the Clock Tower Stage
Friday, October 2
Minor Variation / Chi Rho – 3:00pm
Brad Ratledge Band – 5:00pm
Awestruck Worship – 7:00pm
John Lewis – 9:00pm

Tenth Avenue North / Sidewalk Prophets concert!!
Wednesday, October 7 @ 7:00pm (The concert is free with fair gate admission.)

Jim Cole @ the Clock Tower Stage
Friday, October 9 @ 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 & 9:00

The Munchie Wagon – The official WBFJ food sponsor at the fair!

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Ticket prices this year are as follows:

  • Friday (10/2 &10/9), Saturday (10/3 &10/10) and Sunday (10/4 &10/11):
    • Adults (ages 12 & up) – $10
    • Children (ages 6 – 11) – $5
    • Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
    • Adults (ages 12 & up) – $9
    • Children (ages 6 – 11) – $5
    • Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
  • Early Bird Special Admission (Any Gate – Weekdays only): 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – $4

Dixie Classic Fair Website: https://www.dcfair.com

WBFJ Website: http://www.wbfj.fm

Ray Publishing Website: http://raypublishing.org

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

WBFJ CONCERT @ THE DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR

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WBFJ CONCERT @ THE DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR

WED OCT 8 IN THE GRANDSTAND AT 7:30PM

FEATURING: COLTON DIXON & JAMIE GRACE

The concert is FREE with Gate Admission to the Fair…
Wed Oct 8 is Lowes Foods Day @ the fair – 5 cans/boxes of Lowes Foods house brand gets free admission. Proceeds go to Crisis Control Ministry.

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For more information go to www.wbfj.fm

Monster Energy FreestyleMx.com Tour presented by Kevin Powell Motor Sports

Nothing compares to the thrill of seeing these superstars in action, up close and personal. Watch as they roar up the ramps and launch their powerful 250cc & 450cc motorcycles into the most amazing aerial stunts ever seen – including the “Superman,” Rock Solids, Multi-Back flips, No-footed Nac-Nacs and the famed back-flip “Kiss of Death” (to name but a few).monstereSuperstar featured riders that may be in attendance, X Games Gold Medalist Matt Buyten, X Games Silver Medalist Dustin Miller, Metal Mulisha riders, X-game Gold Medalists Bryce Hudson and IFMA rider John Distler, along with FMX rider Jeff Griffin will be soaring high and truly risking life and limb with every breathtaking jump.

Watch a short video clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr2gRS0v2Uo

**Note that tickets will be checked at the door.**

WHEN:
August 8, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
WHERE:
Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
Winston-Salem
NC 27105
USA
COST:
Kids $5 Adults $15 VIP $42
CONTACT:
Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
336.727.2236

P1 VIP $43 – Limited Reserved Seating Closest to the dirt includes pre show meet and greet autograph signing at 6:00pm with world class motocross.

General Admission Adult – $16

General Admission Kids (**10 and under**) – $6

Krazy Kevin Powell Family 4 Pack – $44

Doors Open at 6:30 pm, Show Begins at 7:30 pm

Parking in Gate 5 off of Deacon Blvd

TICKETS Here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E004CA8EB6A1A0A
Tickets On Sale June 6, 2014

Website: http://wsfairgrounds.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wsfairgrounds

Thank you to Krazy Kevin Powell and Kevin Powell Motorsports for sponsoring this event!

Annual Roy’s Folks Craft Fair Coming Soon!

Correction. Date is November 22-23

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This Christmas season will be here before you know it so make your calendars now for the Annual Roy’s Folks Craft Fair on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 24.

The event will be held at old JC Penney at Oak Hollow Mall.  The fair will run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Roy’s Folks features more than 75 vendors, all who have been featured on one of Fox 8 WGHP’s Roy’s Folks segments.

The crafts range from handmade yo-yo’s, rocking chairs, jewelry, pottery, fine art, glass and metal artistry, and more!

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The fair is unique among other events of its type.  All of the money raised from the entry fee benefits Fox 8 WGHP’s Gifts for Kids program–specifically toys for High Point.

Roy’s Folks Crafts Fair Vendor List

For more info go to www.salvationarmycarolinas.org

3 of 5 people injured at NC State Fair still hospitalized, one in critical condition

3 of 5 people injured at NC State Fair still hospitalized, one in critical condition.  Here is a Video link from 2008 

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A complaint that was made about a ride that malfunctioned at the N.C. State Fair Thursday night was reveled by Fair officials in a press conference Friday.

The incident that injured five people happened around 9:17 p.m. on a ride called the Vortex.

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said an initial investigation showed the ride had stopped and people were getting off when it suddenly started up again.

He said two people suffered serious injuries and three others had minor injuries. Some of the people injured may have been family members. A ride operator was also among the injured.

All the victims were between the ages of 14 and 39 years old, according to the Sheriff Donnie Harrison. Authorities said they requested their names not be released.

WTVD reported that as of Friday morning, three of the victims were still at WakeMed Hospital, with one person in…

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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/

Central Carolina Fair begins tonight in Greensboro

Central Carolina Fair begins tonight in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The 115th annual Central Carolina Fair begins Friday evening at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The fair opens to the public at 5 p.m. Admission on opening night is free.

The fair’s opening night also features a free concert by Yacht Rock Revue at the White Oak Amphitheatre. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

The fair is set to run for ten days. The schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, Sept. 13 — 5 to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 14 — 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 15 — 1 to 11 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 16 through Friday, Sept. 20 — 5 to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 21 — 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 22 — noon to 8 p.m.

For more information, visit centralcarolinafair.com.

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