Fall is in the air, and so are fireworks and the smell of funnel cakes at the Dixie Classic Fair. Get your fill of rides, exhibits, animals and fair food October 3-12, 2014. The Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem, NC is the second largest agricultural fair in the state. Ferris wheels, fun rides and furry friends abound! Enjoy live entertainment, fried foods on a stick (are you up for trying fried butter or a Krispy Kreme burger?), blue ribbon entrees, tractor pulls, fun rides and more all at the Dixie Classic Fair. What do you enjoy most about the fair? Post in the comments below!
Dixie Class Fair Tickets & Info
Friday (October 3 & 10), Saturday (October 4 & 11) & Sunday (Ocober 5 & 12)
- $9 adults, $4 kids ages 6-11, kids under 6 & seniors over 65 FREE.
- Ticket prices are $1 less Mondays-Thursdays.
- Early bird entry Monday-Thursdays is $4 from 11am-1pm.
Ride tickets are 50 cents each during the Fair, or you may buy bulk tickets at a discount. For advance tickets and ride cards at a discount, click here for details and visit the Dixie Classic Fair Facebook page for the latest info.
- Sundays-Fridays 11am-11pm
- Saturdays 9am-11pm
- Senior adult day, Tuesday, October 7th
- To park in coliseum lots – $8.
- Senior Services, at 2895 Shorefair Drive is offering parking in their lot for $5, which benefits their Meals-on-Wheels program.
Schedule of Events
History of the Dixie Classic Fair
The fair began in Winston’s twin city, Salem (now Old Salem) in 1882 as a grain exposition. The Piedmont Tobacco Fair began in Winston in 1897. The two events soon joined and became the Winston-Salem Fair. The fair moved to its current location at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum entertainment complex grounds in 1952, and was then renamed the Dixie Classic Fair for Northwest North Carolina (we shorten it today). One of the largest fairs in North America, in 2007, the Dixie Classic fair had a record attendance of 371,000 and achieved its second highest attendance record in 2011, with 357,416 visitors. References: www.dcfair.com, www.cityprofile.com/north-carolina/dixie-classic-fair.html, Winston-Salem Journal