Free Admission At NC Mountain State Fair - WSPA.com

Free Admission At NC Mountain State Fair

Posted: Updated:
FLETCHER, N.C. -

Updated September 9
The North Carolina Mountain State Fair will have free Admission on Wednesday, September 11th. Fairgoers can help the community and get in free on Ingles Day. Just donate five cans of Laura Lynn brand food from Ingles at the gate. The food will go to support MANNA Food Bank. Last year more than 15,000 pounds of food were collected during Ingles Day.

Safety at the N.C. Mountain State Fair is the number one priority, local and state officials announced Thursday during a press conference.

"We have a system that we can bring everybody together using one channel," says Skyland Fire Rescue Chief Dennis Presley.

This is the first year, emergency personnel will be using the new radio technology, which Presley believes will improve response times in and outside of the fairgrounds.

"We will have a lot of officers on the ground walking the midway," said Maj. Frank Stout with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office.

There will be law enforcement on patrol 24-7 during the next 10 days from several different agencies.

Stout who is head of security says officers will be monitoring the area from up high and down below.

"We will be checking bags and backpacks to ensure that fairgoers are safe while they are here."

Inspectors with the Department of Labor cleared all the rides Thursday.

"That means each ride is inspected to 100 percent of the manufacturers' specifications to operate," according to state Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry.

Ride operators also have to pass a drug test and background check.

When it comes to safety, organizers want to remind visitors to follow the rules even if taking the risk seems tempting.

The fair opens to the public at 9 a.m. Friday, with midway rides opening at 10 a.m.

For more information and schedule of events, click here.


  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Community Meeting Discussing Halfway Housing Gets Heated

    Community Meeting Discussing Halfway Housing Gets Heated

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:38:03 GMT
    2 Men Sentenced In Drug Case Could Get Out Of Jail Soon2 Men Sentenced In Drug Case Could Get Out Of Jail Soon
    Outraged neighbors took on a Christian ministry they said is housing sex offenders and ex-cons in their neighborhood. The meeting held in Roebuck in Spartanburg County was so heated, extra deputies were called in to keep things from getting out of hand. "Our community children are prisoners in their flipping homes... not your ex convicts. Put 'em back behind bars, we don't want them," shouted one woman. The neighbo...
    Outraged neighbors took on a Christian ministry they said is housing sex offenders and ex-cons in their neighborhood. The meeting held in Roebuck in Spartanburg County was so heated, extra deputies were called in to keep things from getting out of hand. "Our community children are prisoners in their flipping homes... not your ex convicts. Put 'em back behind bars, we don't want them," shouted one woman. The neighbo...
  • Wreck Shuts Down Part of I-85 In Anderson County

    Wreck Shuts Down Part of I-85 In Anderson County

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:36 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:36:04 GMT
    Troopers say they're working a wreck on mile marker 30 in Anderson County.Troopers say they're working a wreck on mile marker 30 in Anderson County.
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol says two northbound lanes of I-85 in Anderson County are closed after a wreck Thursday night.
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol says two northbound lanes of I-85 in Anderson County are closed after a wreck Thursday night.
  • Tanker Tips Over On Main Street in Anderson

    Tanker Tips Over On Main Street in Anderson

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:03:00 GMT
    Part of Main Street in Anderson shut down due to a tipped over tanker Thursday night.Part of Main Street in Anderson shut down due to a tipped over tanker Thursday night.
    An overturned tanker closed part of Main Street in Anderson Thursday night.
    An overturned tanker closed part of Main Street in Anderson Thursday night.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.