The 40th annual Wilkes County Agricultural Fair, sponsored by the Rotary Club of North Wilkesboro, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25-Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Worth Evan Tomlinson Rotary Park adjacent to West Park in North Wilkesboro.
Gates open daily at 5 p.m. and at noon on Saturday.
This fair this year will feature more than 25 carnival rides by Inners Shows as well as food and games. Wristbands for rides are $15 on Tuesday, and $17 for Wednesday through Saturday.
The fair will also have a bicycle give-away, as well as Buffalo Beal’s Animal Park (which features pony rides, camel rides and a petting zoo). Each day, Hubba Bubba the Clown will be performing stage shows as well as entertaining visitors strolling the fairgrounds. Buffalo Barfield’s music and comedy shows will be held each day.
The 4-H exhibits, coordinated by Wilkes Cooperative Extension Service, will once again be on display in the Exhibit Hall.
North Wilkesboro Extreme Wrestling will hold matches each day of the fair. There is no extra admission to attend the wrestling events.
There will be a tractor driving contest and 4-H pet show on Tuesday, and a livestock show on Friday.
Admission to the fairgrounds is $7, with children 5 years old and under free.
For further information contact Rotarian Mike Staley at 336-902-7052.
Tuesday, Sept. 25, is student night with all students admitted free. Wednesday, Sept. 26, all senior citizens will be admitted for $4.