North Carolina ‘American Idol’ Caleb Johnson to perform at Lexington Barbecue Festival

North Carolina native and winner of the 13th season of “American Idol” Caleb Johnson will perform at the Lexington Barbecue Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25.


The 2014 ‘American Idol’ winner, Caleb Johnson (right), clinks wine glasses with Linda Saintsing during a Fine Swine Wine toast to the upcoming 31st Annual Barbecue Festival at the festival kickoff luncheon Tuesday at the Richard Childress Racing Auditorium. Johnson will be performing on the Grandstand during the festival Oct. 25.
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Kicking off the announcements, Naset unveiled the Grandstand performer for the 12:15 p.m. slot, Caleb Johnson. A native of Asheville, Johnson is known for winning season 13 of television singing competition “American Idol.”

“Just getting to be able to come to this event and perform for the amazing people, it’s a huge honor,” Johnson said after the luncheon. “I have heard so much about Lexington, its barbecue and this particular festival, but I’ve never been able to come down here.”

Johnson just completed a national tour and released his debut album, “Testify,” on Aug. 12.

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


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.


Dixie Classic Fair History and Facts


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


2014 Dixie Classic Fair Schedule


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


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:

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:

Top Spin Fun at the Dixie Classic Fair


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

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Winston-Salem Air Show


In 1911, crowds gathered for the first Winston-Salem Air Show and gazed in awe as Lincoln Beachey, then the world’s greatest exhibition flyer, who commanded the sky with his signature “loop the loop” act in a rickety wood and canvas biplane. A century later, the Winston-Salem Air Show continues to celebrate more than 100 years of taking to the skies and spectators will be no less amazed at the dazzling lineup of military and civilian aircraft performing feats of aerial daring that even Beachey couldn’t have imagined.

The 2014 air show takes place September 13-14 and provided visitors a great opportunity to get acquainted with the Triad’s rich aviation history at Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem. Gates Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day rain or shine.

Flag-by-Jon-HoughtalingThe Winston-Salem Air Show returns to Smith Reynolds Airport on September 13-14, 2014! The Air Show is the best affordable family entertainment in the Triad area of North Carolina. Save 40% with advance tickets online now or at select area Harris Teeter store locations starting August 27th

  • Harrier Jump Jet Demo
  • Aerostars Aerobatic Team
  • School Time – Jet Bus
  • Air Power Demonstration
  • Microjet Demonstration
  • Bomb Squad Pyrotechnics
  • L-39 flybys
  • Solo Aerobatic Act
  • Stearman Demonstration
  • B-17 Bomber, A-26, B-25,  C-46
  • C-54 Spirit of Freedom, P-51, T-28,T-6,T-34

Family Activities

The Winston-Salem Air Show has the best family activities around!! Click here to see more family activities at the Air Show:

  • First In Flight Entertainment Stage
  • Winston-Cup Racing Museum Display
  • B-17 and B-25 Rides
  • Carolina Air and Auto Center Display
  • Sheriffs K-9 Demo
  • Kids Play USA / Race Cars
  • Cobra & Huey Rides
  • Little Pete’s Train
  • Antique/Muscle Car Displays
  • Charlie’s Rodeo Bull

Get Tickets for the Air Show

Save 40% off gate prices

2nd Annual Summer Jam For Cancer Slam


2nd Annual Summer Jam For Cancer Slam!

Saturday June 14th at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson!

Poker Run 
Registration: 9am – 10:30am
50/50 Split Best Hand
Prize For Worst Hand

Live Music All Day 10am – 5pm By:
Phixius || Floyd Circle Band || The Thermatones || Joel Ferris Project ||
Time Flyers || Smokin John & The Bourbon Bluez Band

Bikini Bike Wash || Vendors || Raffle || Auction

Presented By:
The Hill Top Club & Smokin’ Harley-Davidson

For more information please call Bro. Bill @ 722-3106 or Tracy @ 997-3162

3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem

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Kids of Childhood Cancer 3rd Annual Ride 4 Our Kids


Join us for our 3rd Annual Bike Run to benefit Kids of Childhood Cancer. Registration begins at 8:30AM, kickstands up at 10:30AM. Ride begins and ends at Smokin Harley Davidson in Winston-Salem. Music, food, and fun following the ride!



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:


Greek Festival 2014 Festival Starts today!

Winston-Salem Greek Festival 2014
2014 Festival Dates: May 16, 17, 18
Friday and Saturday 10 to 10 
Sunday 11 to 8 


On May 16, 17 and 18, the Greek community is inviting everyone to its Annual Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Church. 435 Keating Drive, off of Country Club Road & Silas Creek Parkway. Here’s what’s on tap for the weekend: plenty of Greek dancing, informative tours of the beautiful church, and shopping at the Agora (Market Place), where you can purchase arts, crafts and other goodies. Speaking of goodies, the most important part of the festival in my opinion, is the F-O-O-D. And lots of it! Think: Gyros, moussaka, pastitsio, souvlaki and my favorite, spanakopita!

The festival hours on Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $1.00. You can also call in take-out orders from the event. Telephone: 765-FOOD (3663).

Additional Info:
Phone: 765-7145
Offical Website:

FOX’s Shannon Smith stopped by the Greek Orthodox Church in Winston-Salem to get all the details.

Opening Day for Winston-Salem Dash is one week away!


One week away!: Sick of this chilly weather? Missing your team? Don’t worry! The Dash’s season begins in ONE WEEK! Opening Weekend at BB&T Ballpark is jam-packed with fun. Plus, it’s a great way to enjoy Spring Break if your children attend a Forsyth County School!

The way, temperatures are expected to be around 70 much of next week!

Thursday, April 3: Opening Night, Postgame Fireworks (presented by WilcoHess), Thirsty Thursday (50% off beer)

Friday, April 4: Postgame Fireworks (presented by Domino’s), Kids Run the Bases

Saturday, April 5: Kids Run the Bases, Burger King Value Pack (4 tickets, 4 Dash hats, 4 Burger King combo meal vouchers for $30)

Sunday, April 6: Kids Run the Bases  : Interact with the 2014 Dash team, hang out with Bolt and the Dash Pack and much more at our FREE Open House, presented by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty, on Saturday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! We hope to see you at our staple Opening Weekend event.

Another great Opening Weekend event: Interact with the 2014 Dash team, hang out with Bolt and the Dash Pack and much more at our FREE Open House, presented by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty, on Saturday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! We hope to see you at our staple Opening Weekend event.

 Don’t miss our season kick-off event Tuesday: The Dash’s first public appearance will be at noon this coming Tuesday, April 1, at our annual Coaches Luncheon. Not only will you meet the 2014 squad, but you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch, too–all for just $10 per person. Call Brian at (336) 714-6874 to purchase your tickets!

 All-inclusive Dash experience: Dash seats are going quickly, but we do have a great seven-game ticket package in our all-inclusive Carolina Plan for four people who act now! Join us in Section 115, Row 7, Seats 1-4. Great aisle seats with all-inclusive food and beverage. Call Darren at (336) 714-6897 to claim these four great seats!

Great news involving the Dash: In case you missed it earlier this week, the Dash made an exciting announcement that was possible thanks to the incredible support from you, our fans!


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Duke vs. UNC game postponed due to winter weather

Duke vs. UNC game postponed due to winter weather! #raypublishing