The Western North Carolina Agricultural Center is the home of the North Carolina Mountain State Fair, numerous horse and livestock events, large scale conferences and trade shows.
Events of all sizes come here because the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center makes every aspect easy.Got big ideas? They'll fit perfectly at the WNC Ag Center.
13th Annual Asheville Lions Club Horse Show
May 15 -18
For more information: http://www.raycloninger.com/AshevilleLion.htm
Asheville Gun & Knife Show May 18 & 19 at the Event Center.
Hours: Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM Admission: Adults - $8 Under 12 - Free
For more information visit www.mkshows.com
PBR, America's original extreme sport, is coming to the WNC Ag Center May 31st & June 1st. This is not a rodeo. We don't rope calves, and don't chase barrels. This is bull riding, and the first rule is just to stay alive.Tickets available at Alan's Jewelry and Pawn and www.ticketmaster.com
31st Annual Piedmont Classic Paso Fino Horse ShowThe Piedmont PFHA is the third largest and considered one of the most successful regions of the Paso Fino Horse Association. The Piedmont Breeder’s Futurity proudly showcases the offspring of over 60 stallions, awarding to some of the most valuable breeding stock in our breed over $160,000 since its inception in 1992. Each year, the Piedmont Classic in Asheville, NC, continues to reign as one of the largest regional USEF/PFHA shows held in the USA, and justly called the mini-Nationals due to the high level of competition in all divisions.
For more information visit: http://www.ashevillealive.com
The Carolina Mountain Ribfest 2013 will be celebrating our seventh year at the Fairgrounds July 12,13,14, 2013. The festival features World Class professional barbecue competition Chefs from all over the country. They will be serving mouth watering, award winning BBQ Ribs, Chicken, Brisket, and Pulled Pork with all the traditional side dishes. A variety of scrumptious desserts and specialty comfort foods will also be available as well as vegetarian and seafood dishes. The festival is packed with Fun For The Whole Family including a full schedule of Top Name Live Entertainment daily featuring national, regional and local acts. A full Carnival with spectacular adult and children's rides and games, The Ribfest Arts & Crafts Show, Commercial Exhibits, Custom and Classic Car Show (Sun.11am-3pm)For more information: http://www.wcpshows.com/ribfest.html
Blue Ridge Classic Horse Show: July 23 -27. You won't want to miss the sights as world class horses from all over the country take the center stage. For more information: http://www.blueridgeclassic.com/
Now accepting vendor applications for the 2013 NC Mountain State Fair.Download 2013 Vendor Application (PDF Document)Vendors are required to submit an Application for Consideration of Space. Pictures of concession or booth must be submitted along with the application. Application is to be completed in full, listing all items requested to be sold, promoted or given away.Applications for space will be reviewed with consideration given to space available vs. space needed, product, and appearance. Not every applicant receives a contract. Once selected, and a Contract For Space is written, a minimum deposit of $100.00 per space is due within 10 days of Contract issuance. Balance is due July 15, 2013. Contracts issued after July 15 require payment in full with execution of contract. After August 2, certified checks, money orders and cash are required for payment.
North Carolina is fortunate to have a varied and abundant source of local food. This book reflects the diversity in Western North Carolina. Some of the recipes were blue-ribbon winners and others were just too good to leave out. There are even "Fair Family Favorites," which are receipes from our dedicated Mountain State Fair staff and volunteers.
1000 Recipes, Ring-bound, 525 pages
WNC Agricultural Center1301 Fanning Bridge Rd.Fletcher, NC 28732Phone (828) 687-1414 Fax (828) 687-9272
The Western North Carolina Agricultural Center is owned by the STATE OF NORTH CAROLINAand operated by the NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER SERVICES.
Steve Troxler, Commissioner of Agriculture