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
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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

Triad Buying Co-op Open House

Triad Buying Co-op Open House

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Come meet us tomorrow! Get to know the Triad’s Food Buying Co-op. 

The Triad Buying Co-op is a member-owned and operated food buying co-operative offering an alternative to commercial profit-oriented business. We are committed to supporting our local communities, farms and businesses by practicing and encouraging sustainable practices.

Located in West Salem Square near Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC, we distribute produce, dairy and bread every Tuesday and offer the complete line of products once every four weeks.

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We are hosting three open houses in the coming weeks. Please stop by to meet with members and ask questions, see the ordering process in person, and tour the facility on any of these days:

  • Saturday, May 3rd, 2-6 pm
  • Tuesday, May 6th, 3-7 pm
  • Saturday, May 10th, 2-6 pm

Becoming a member is easy!

  1. apply online
  2. take a tour
    • ask all of your questions
    • see how it works
  3. begin ordering

Working and non-working memberships are available; work shifts are 3-4 hours per month.

Triad Buying Co-op, 1001 South Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, NC 

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Find Us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/TBCoop

Visit our Official Website @ www.tbcoop.org

Duke vs. UNC game postponed due to winter weather

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

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The rivalry matchup between Duke and North Carolina has been postponed due to inclement winter weather.

The game was scheduled to be played at the Dean Smith Center at 9 p.m.

A strong winter storm has slammed most of North Carolina and is expected to persist into the overnight hours and into Thursday for some areas.

A makeup date for the game has not been scheduled.

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Carolina Christmas Spectacular

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This year, the Winston-Salem Symphony under the baton of Music Director Robert Moody, invites you to enjoy a brand new, exhilarating holiday musical tradition entitled “Carolina Christmas Spectacular!” The concerts will take place on Saturday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road in Winston-Salem.

Tickets range from an affordable $25 to $65 for adults and $25 to $40 for children 2 and up and are available in advance by calling the Symphony Box Office at 336-464-0145 or online at WSsymphony.org.

This concert is part of the Winston-Salem Symphony’s Angel Tree partnership with the Salvation Army. Concert goers are encouraged to donate new unwrapped toys for children up to age 12 at the concerts. The toys will be distributed through The Salvation Army’s Christmas Program.angeltree6

The Winston-Salem Symphony’s “Carolina Christmas Spectacular!” is the perfect way to get immersed in the spirit of the season. This new concert offering includes a selection of popular and beloved secular and religious music. Joining the orchestra and Symphony Chorale are guest artists Cirque de la Symphonie, whose aerialists will add to the festive holiday spectacle with their dramatic feats above the orchestra, and Winston-Salem State University’s phenomenal Burke Singers.

“Carolina Christmas Spectacular!” will take concert goers through a musical journey of holiday music starting with the traditions of the holidays (including Simple Holiday Joys, A Holiday Melody, Little Bolero Boy, “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker and more) progressing through the story of the holiday (The First Noel, The Rose, Lo, how a rose e’re blooming, Hallelujah! from the Messiah and more) and ending with the spirit of the holiday (Sleigh Ride, Christmas Sing-a-Long, Let there be  Peace on Earth and more).CDLS-Aerial-Duo

Cirque de la Symphonie is an exciting production designed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. Cirque de la Symphonie is the only cirque company in the world that performs exclusively with symphony orchestras. Over one hundred orchestras worldwide have featured Cirque de la Symphonie in sold-out venues, adding energy and excitement to the concert experience.

The Winston-Salem State University Burke Singers are a female a cappella vocal ensemble founded on the campus of Winston-Salem State University in March 1995 by D’Walla Simmons Burke, Director of Choirs and Vocal Studies. She saw a need to add variety, emotion, and a sense of political awareness to the choral program and to the city of Winston-Salem. More than just a vocal ensemble, the Burke Singers inspire listeners to experience songs of old in a new way. Burke-Singers-WSSU

The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale is comprised of 90 auditioned singers and is directed by Dr. Carole J. Ott. The group performs several times each year with the Winston-Salem Symphony.Winston-Salem Symphony