The Stokes County Fair comes to King

The Stokes County Fair kicked off Tuesday afternoon drawing large crowds to King in search of fair food, amusement rides and fun.

Events at the fair continue through Saturday with special events planned for each day.

Thursday focuses on horses, with the annual Parade of Breeds in the FFA barn at 7 p.m. Entertainment includes a gospel band on the main stage at 4:30 p.m. and Snow Creek Old Tyme Band providing bluegrass at 7 p.m.

On Friday the fair will sponsor its annual Senior Citizen’s Day at Recreation Acres’ Senior Center coupled with free admission to the fair for seniors 65 and over.

“They have lots of music, dancing, and games,” said Fair Manager Don Adams. “They also have all kinds of contests and we feed them pizza at noon.”

Friday evening fair goers will see original rock and roll from Citizen-X on the main stage at 4:30 p.m. and bluegrass from the Robertson Boys at 7 p.m.

On the final day of the fair, the activities will kick off with a performance by the Piedmont Cheering Hearts at noon, followed by the Stan Bobbit Band at 1 p.m., 460 South Band at 4 p.m. and Booger Swamp Rhythm Section at 7 p.m.
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