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

On Location party set at Dobson farm for The Longest Ride Actors & Background Extras

Foothills Arts Council will host an On Location Celebration at the Olinger Farm on Thursday April 16th  in DOBSON, NC.

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A number of area residents got their chance to be on the big screen recently while crews were in the area filming for the latest Nicholas Sparks film based on his book “The Longest Ride.”

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The Foothills Arts Council will be celebrating the upcoming film, which opens April 10, with an on location party April 16 at the Olinger family farm.dobsonlongestrideScenes from the movie, starring Scott Eastwood, were filmed at the farm in Devotion. The farm was restored by Elkin resident Amy Aldridge’s father, the late Dr. Sheff Olinger. Many local residents were extras in the film including Gary and Alexa Maxey; Kennedy, Henry, and Lisa Freeman; Gray, Melinda and Mia Burchette; Scott Ray; Aspen Jackson; and Emma Aldridge.

“The On Location Celebration was the idea of Robin Turner and Lisa Freeman as a way to celebrate the filming in our own backyard,” said arts council Executive Director Leighanne Martin Wright. “With the blessing of Amy Aldridge and her family, the idea blossomed into the party that is sure to be a good time.”

The party also will serve as a fundraiser for the Foothills Arts Council which provides a variety of programming from outdoor festivals to art classes, gallery exhibits and performances showcasing the talent of local actors, Wright said.

Tickets for the party are $25 and include a full BBQ dinner. Skull Camp beer also will be available. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the arts council, located at 129 Church St., Elkin or at Diana’s Bookstore, 222 E. Main St., Elkin.

“As part of our mission to make the arts accessible to all of our community, most of our events are free or have a minimal ticket price,” Wright said. “The money raised from this event will help the arts council tremendously as we operate totally on grants, donations and memberships and provide a vital cultural component to our community,”

The party starts at 6 p.m. on April 16, with the band Face the Music providing live entertainment from the front porch. Organizers are asking that those coming dress for western fun.

“I have asked my daughter to send me her cowboy boots for the night since I don’t own any,” Wright said with a laugh. “Who knows, I may just keep them.”

The farm is located at 362 Grover Cockerham Road, Dobson, on the Mitchell River. A rain date is set for April 19.

“The property is gorgeous and to know a movie was filmed right there is rather fun,” Robin Turner said. “Nothing better than having a party and benefiting art in the process.”

Through the sponsorships of Frank and Jeanette Hendrick, Dr. David Cline DDS, Speedy Chef Restaurant, Edward Jones Investments (Barry Revis and Frank Beals), Parkwood Eye Center, Basin Creek Realty, Animal Ark Veterinary Hospital, Diana’s Bookstore, Lifestore Insurance, The Stereo Shop, Dr. Robert Peterson General Surgery, and State Farm Steve Owings, all the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Foothills Arts Council to help fund its varied programming.

Kitsey E. Burns may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter @RippleReporterK.

Story by Kitsey E. Burns kburn@civitasmedia.com

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

16TH ANNUAL JEROME DAVIS PBR INVITATIONAL ARCHDALE, NC

JEROME DAVIS PBR INVITATIONAL ARCHDALE

touring-pro-divisionWhen: Aug. 29 & 30 (Labor Day Weekend)
Where: Davis Ranch Arena, Archdale North Carolina
Address: 5667 Elmer Beeson Road, Archdale NC, 27263
Time: 8:00 p.m. (gates will open at 6:00 p.m.)Jerome Davis

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Tickets; $15 in Advance or $20 at the gate. ( THERE WILL BE TICKETS AT THE GATE ) Online here or at: Davis Feed in Randleman – Barn Loft Western Store in Thomasville – Tractor Supply in Asheboro – K & L Western Store in Asheboro.Online at: JEROMEDAVIS.COM 

Kids (5 – 11) Tickets: $5 on Friday, $10 on Saturday
Host Hotel: Comfort Inn 10123 N Main St Archdale NC 27263
PH# 336-434-4797 ( ASK FOR THE JEROME DAVIS BULL RIDING RATE )

About Jerome Davis:  Jerome was born on August 10, 1972 in Colorado Springs, CO where his father was stationed in the military. Six months after his birth, he and his family moved back to Archdale, NC to the Davis Family Ranch where he grew up and still lives today.

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Jerome’s shining moment was in 1995 when he became the 1995 PRCA World Bull Riding Champion. He continued to rip through PRCA and PBR. He was ranked in the top five each year in the PRCA since 1993 and was a National Finals qualifier since ’94 in the PBR (more Career Stats).

Tragedy struck on March 14, 1998, when Jerome was thrown from a bull breaking his neck. The injury left him with paralysis from the chest down. Although Jerome is paralyzed, nothing can keep him down. He is a true inspiration of how you should live your life and keep moving forward with a positive outlook. He inspired his wife Tiffany, as they were married October 17, 1998. He also inspired the PBR- as he was awarded the “Ring of Honor” during the 1998 PBR Finals.  For more info visit http://www.jeromedavis.com/meet_jerome.asp

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Jerome Davis continues to have a lasting impact on riders throughout the PBR. FULL STORY: http://at.PBR.com/CTrG.

It was a honor for me to meet Jerome Davis while playing a V.I.P. Sponsor in the upcoming movie “The Longest Ride”(Nicholas Sparks Movie The Longest Ride The film is based on the novel The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks) to be released April 2015 (USA). The Davises are members of American Bucking Bull, Inc., and as such participate nationally in stock breeding. Some of their bulls will be featured in an upcoming Nicholas Sparks movie that was filmed in Winston-Salem and Wilmington. 
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The signature event at the Jerome Davis Ranch is the Jerome Davis Professional Bull Riders Invitational which will take place at his arena August 29 and 30. (Davis is one of the founders of Professional Bull Riders.) On the same two dates the ABBI Futurity & Classic Challenge will be going on.

Both of these events require tickets that will be available by calling (336) 861-7673 after August 1.

In September, the Ranch will host another annual event, the He Paid Your Fees Christian Junior Rodeo. Any young person, age 19 and younger can enter and participate at no charge. Admission for onlookers is two cans of food. This has been one of the area’s largest food drives over the last several years. As many as 500 kids will enter. Davis hopes these kids become the stars and fans of the future. ~Scott Ray

– See more at: http://courier-tribune.com/thrive-magazine/not-ready-ride-sunset-jerome-davis-still-has-job-he-loves 

ARCHDALE, NC TICKETS
For tickets call: 336-861-7673
Ticket Prices: $5-$20

Jerome Davis Official Website: http://www.jeromedavis.com/ 

Jerome Davis on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jerome-Davis/

North Carolina High School Rodeo State Finals This Weekend!

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LET’S GO… RODEO!! NC High School Rodeo State Finals this weekend – Only $5 per person admission. A great way to spend Memorial weekend at Lone Hickory Arena in Yadkinville!

Trailers of the East Coast is proud to be a sponsor of the North Carolina High School Rodeo Association (NCHSRA) State Finals, to be held this weekend at Lone Hickory Arena in Yadkinville, NC.  Rodeo events begin Friday, May 23rd at 8PM, Saturday, May 24TH at 6PM and Sunday, May 25TH at 1PM.  For a complete schedule and details please visit the North Carolina High School Rodeo Association.

The Awards Banquet will be held after the rodeo on Sunday, May 25th.

State Finals are a Springboard to National Finals
The state finals are a springboard to the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) finals with the top four finishers in each event in North Carolina qualifying to compete in the national finals.

The National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) is the “World’s Largest Rodeo,” featuring approximately 1,500 contestants from across the United States, Canada and Australia. Athletes vie for national titles, assorted prizes and their share of thousands of dollars in college scholarships.

The National High School Finals Rodeo will be held July 13 through 19 at the Sweetwater Events Complex in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Over 1500 contestants from 41 states, Canada and Australia will compete for national titles, awards and scholarships.

About the North Carolina High School Rodeo Association
The National High School Rodeo Association and the North Carolina High School Association are both non-profit organizations dedicated to the development of sportsmanship, horsemanship and positive character in the youth of our country through the sport of rodeo. Both the NCHSRA and the National High School Rodeo Association are independent student athletic associations – governing themselves without supervision of school administration or assistance from tax dollars. Competitors in high school rodeo have the opportunity to earn scholarships and grants to pursue their educational interests.

Videos from the 2013 North Carolina High School Rodeo State Finals are available below and on the Trailers of the East Coast YouTube Channel in full 1080 HD format.

For more information visit the Official Website: http://www.trailerseast.com

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