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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 4 – October 13, 2019.
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 entries, tractor pulls, fun rides and more all at the Dixie Classic Fair.
Tickets And Info
- Adults 12 – 64 $10 ($8 advance), Kids 6-11 $5 ($3 advance), Kids 5 & under & seniors over 65 (with ID) FREE.
- Early Bird Special Admission $5 weekdays from opening until 4pm
- Purchase tickets in advance (starting August 5): $8 adults and $3 for kids.
- Advance sale strates rides vouchers: $10 for 30 credits (redeem voucher at the redemption center tent at fair entry)
- Advance sale strates unlimited ride voucher: $25 (redeem voucher at the redemption center tent at fair entry)
- Unlimited ride discount days: Oct 7, 8 and 10 from 11am-11pm: $35 (vs $40 other days)
- Thursday October 10 is Military Day. FREE entry for all active and veteran members of the military and their immediate family with proper military ID.
- Advance tickets available at Ticketmaster.com and the Fairgrounds Annex Box Office (to avoid additional Ticketmaster fees) at 414 Deacon Blvd, Monday – Friday 10am-5pm until midnight September 27.
Ride tickets are 50 cents each during the Fair if purchased individually or purchase bulk tickets at a discount. For advance ride tickets, unlimited ride wristbands and ride cards at a discount, click here for details and visit the Dixie Classic Fair Facebook page for the latest info.
- Sunday-Friday 11am-11pm
- Saturdays 9am-11pm
- LJVM Coliseum lots, BB&T Field lots and other WFU controlled lots – Fee TBD
- Other surrounding lots owned by businesses provide parking for a fee
Schedule Of Events
Promotional Days And Discounts
Unlimited Ride Discount Days – $35 – Monday, October 7, Tuesday, October 8 and Thursday, October 10, 11am-11pm. Pay gate admission, go to Midway Ticket Booth to purchase wristband to ride all day. (Regular price is $40)
School Day (Preschool – 5th grades) – Monday, October 7 from 9am-2pm FREE
Senior Adult Day – Tuesday, October 8 – FREE – Gates open to seniors at 9am. Aides assisting seniors also admitted free this day. Special activities and events for seniors begin at 10am. (Seniors 65 and older are admitted FREE all week with proper ID.)
Special Education Day – Wednesday, October 9, 9am – closing. FREE for persons with disabilities and their aides.
Crisis Control Ministry Day – Wednesday, October 9, 9am – closing. Get in FREE with 5 cans or 5 boxes of non-perishable food.
Military Appreciation Day – Thursday, October 10, 11am – closing. Active and retired military and their family admitted FREE with proper ID.
Winston-Salem Journal Family Fun Days – Saturday, October 12, 9am-7pm and Sunday, October 13, 11am -7pm, Kids 7 and under can ride all Kiddie Land rides for $10 (excludes pony rides)
- October 2 – October 11, 2020
- October 1 – October 10, 2021
- September 30 – October 9, 2022
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.
What do you enjoy most about the fair?
Sources: www.dcfair.com, www.cityprofile.com/north-carolina/dixie-classic-fair.html, Winston-Salem Journal
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