Mountain State Fair - Advance Tickets

Advance Tickets are on sale now at area INGLES, WNC Ag Center and the WNC Farmer's Market.  ONLINE SALES is not available this year.

Save 50% off rides and $2 off gate admission by buying in advance.

Advance $6.00 Gate $8.00 Adult

Advance $2.00 Gate $4.00 Children 6 - 12 years of age.

Advance $2.00 Gate $4.00 Senior 65 years and older.

Children 5 years and under FREE

Groups (30+ people) Advance discount price $5.00

Family Fun Pack $35.00 - Includes 5 Admission Tickets, 4 ride tickets plus vendor coupons.

Mountain State Fair Sponsorship Opportunities

The Mountain State Fair continues to celebrate our record setting year of 191,596 guests.  We invite your business to partner with us for what is shaping up to be the best and biggest event yet! 

The creative sponsorship possibilities are endless.  Our broad appeal and sheer attendance numbers, deliver promotions that are on target, geographically as well as demographically, and on budget.

For more information please contact Ron Stamey at 828-687-1414  extension 205 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

NC Mountain State Fair - Online Entries

Online EntriesOnline entries are now being accepted for the NC Mountain State Fair.

NOTE: Open livestock shows that require entry fees must be mailed to NC Mountain State Fair - 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732.

Mountain State Fair has record-breaking attendance with 191,596

As the 2013 N.C. Mountain State Fair came to a closed Sunday night, fair organizers had many reasons to celebrate including a record-breaking attendance. The 20th fair entertained 191,596 people during its 10-day run at the WNC Agricultural Center. The previous record was set in 2007 with 187,819 attendees.

“We had a great lineup of attractions this year, from agricultural favorites like the livestock shows and Mooternity Ward to new acts such as Sea Lion Splash,” said fair manager Matt Buchanan. “It also didn’t hurt that we had 10 days of beautiful weather.”

While the record-breaking attendance is the number fair officials are most proud of this year, here are some other numbers that may surprise visitors about the 2013 N.C. Mountain State Fair:

•    23, 381 – total number of ribbons, banners and rosettes ordered
•    1,543 – total number of trophies ordered
•    7,874 – total number of entries in the general exhibits and cooking contests
•    4,069 – total number of entries in livestock competitions
•    900 – bales of straw ordered to feed livestock
•    24,000 – number of samples of cheese and other dairy products given away at N.C. Dairy Products booth
•    1,200 – number of pounds of barbecue prepared at Choo Choo Barbecue, the 2013 Best Commerical Display winner
•    1,290 – number of free woodturning projects completed at the Carolina Mountain Woodturners exhibit
•    75 – number of dozens of Krispy Kreme doughnuts used to make Krispy Kreme Burgers and Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe’s during the fair.
•    12 – number of cows born in Mooternity Ward during the fair
•    1 – number of llamas born at the fair

The dates for the 2014 N.C. Mountain State Fair are Sept. 5-14.

Contact Information

WNC Agricultural Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd.
Fletcher, NC 28732
Phone (828) 687-1414
Fax (828) 687-9272

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