Cabarrus County Fair Now Open!
Sep 08, 2015 03:00PM
● By Jason Huddle
This year’s theme is Share the Fair and, organizers say, there’s good reason why. The fair this year is boasting more than 40 rides, live entertainment like a chainsaw artist, an canine flight team, magicians and a sand sculptor. Of course, fair agricultural staples will be on hand as well such as the opportunity to milk a real cow and talk with members of the Cabarrus County Beekeepers Association. And then some claim the real reason is to "...eat deep fried everything".
As usual, fair-goers will be able to tour the exhibit halls, create some fun with the kids club activities and compete for prizes. The fair also features local and regional musical acts that represent the ties between our home-grown fair and the heart of our community.
Gate admission to the fair is $7.50 for ages 12-64, $5.35 for ages 65+ and those with military ID, $3.25 for ages 6-11 and ages 5 and younger admitted free. Parking is free. All transactions at the Fair are cash only. ATMs are located at the main gate and throughout the midway, but do carry a surcharge.
2015 Gate Specials (rides not included):
· Saturday, September 12 – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Free General Gate Admission for all from 1 p.m.-3 p.m., only.
· Sunday, September 13 – Cooperative Christian Ministries Canned Food Drive
Free General Gate Admission for all from 1-3 p.m. with any brand of four canned food items per adult and two canned food items per child.
· Tuesday, September 15 – School Education Night
Receive $1 off General Gate Admission when you show off your school spirit by wearing your favorite grade school to college attire.
· Thursday, September 17 – Salute to Seniors Night
Admission price of $4.30 for seniors ages 65 and older from 4-6 p.m., only. Price includes sales tax.
· Catch the fair for free on Fridays
Present your high school football ticket stub at the gate after the game on Friday, September 11 and 18, only, and get free gate admission for the corresponding evening.
The fair is open on weekdays from 4-11 p.m.; Saturdays from 1-11 p.m.; and Sunday 1-10 p.m.
Cabarrus County Transportation Service (CCTS) provides complimentary parking lot shuttle van service for the satellite parking lots during the weekends. Satellite parking lots are only operational on weekends and CCTS vans run at specified hours.
2015 Shuttle Van Service Schedule:
Saturday, September 12, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Sunday, September 13, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Friday, September 18, 6 p.m.-12 a.m.
Saturday, September 19, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
For more information about the fair, including entertainment, tickets or times, visit www.cabarruscountyfair.com.