Agriculture Fair kicks off next week

By Amanda Dodson -

Stokes County 66th Agriculture Fair is just days away and set to kick off Sept. 13-17 at the American Legion Fairgrounds in King.

This year fair-goers can expect to see the Horse Parade of Breeds, Smitty’s Fried Apple Pie Contest, Old McNally’s Pig Racing, USIWF Pro Wrestling Brawl at the Barn, Farm Animal Day, daily entertainment, and an array of creative exhibits.

Entries for the fair will be accepted on Monday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Organizers Lynn Shouse and Joyce Wall are encouraging school classes to get involved as in years past, and submit art, or creative pieces in the wide-range of categories for all ages.

“The kids enjoy it and it gives them a chance to show it off throughout the week,” Wall said.

Student Days are offered Tues. – Thurs. which includes admission and rides throughout the night for $11.

Wednesday will be Farm Animal Night with a Market Lamb show beginning at 5 p.m. A cake sale kicks off at the front of the Legion Building at 7 p.m. Gospel singer Billy Myers will perform at 6 p.m.

Thursday Royal House will perform at 6 p.m. and the popular Parade of Breeds will take place at 7 p.m.

Senior Citizens’ Fun Festival begins at 10 a.m. on Friday morning at the Senior Citizens Building. Snow Creek Old Time Band will perform and judges will vote on a string of categories from “ladies with the whitest hair” to “couples who’ve been married longest”. Seniors are invited to visit the exhibits at the fairgrounds free of charge throughout the day.

For the first time, Bingo will be open in the pavilion from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tues-Fri., and 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Sat.

A highly anticipated Brawl at the Barn, put on by USIWF Pro Wrestling is set for Friday night, Sept. 16. A separate fee is required for parking and adult tickets are $10, kids 12 and under $5.

Each year, nearly 150 volunteers help make the annual Stokes County Fair a success.

Shouse said they’re looking for even more to donate their time this year.

“We welcome new faces and new ideas. We want to continue to make this a great event for the community.”

For more information and a detailed schedule visit or the fair’s Facebook page: Stokes County Agricultural Fair.

Amanda Dodson can be reached at 336-813-2426 or on Twitter at AmandaTDodson.

By Amanda Dodson

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