Today’s Topic: 2010 N.C. Mountain State Fair

by | Sep 7, 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

Southern Farm Network logoThis week, Rhonda and Commissioner Troxler talk about the 2010 N.C. Mountain State Fair, which opens Friday, Sept. 10,  at noon at the Western N.C. Ag Center in Fletcher. That’s just off Interstate 26 near the Asheville airport. The fair runs through Sunday, Sept. 19, and the theme this year is “Cultivating Fun.”

Now in its 17th year, the fair always promises lots of food, fun, and mountain heritage. Visitors can see the finest crafts, handmade goods, artwork and horticulture products that western North Carolina has to offer. In addition, residents from across the region will arrive with their best livestock in tow in the hopes of winning a coveted blue ribbon in one of the numerous livestock competitions.

New to the fair this year will be live music on the Bojangles Music Stage. The outdoor stage will host more than 30 local and regional bands.  Of course, there will also be plenty of rides, games and food.

Listen in as Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about everything the Mountain State Fair has to offer.

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n The 2010 N.C. Mountain State Fair opens Friday at noon at the Western N.C. Ag Center in Fletcher. That’s just off I-26 near the Asheville airport.

n The fair runs through Sunday, Sept. 19, and the theme this year is “Cultivating Fun.”

n Now in its 17th year, the fair always promises lots of food, fun, and mountain heritage.

n The Virginia C. Boone Mountain Heritage Center and the Livestock Exhibition Building will continue to house the finest crafts, handmade goods, artwork and horticulture products that western North Carolina has to offer.

n In addition, residents from across the region will arrive with their best livestock in tow in the hopes of winning a coveted blue ribbon in one of the numerous livestock competitions.

n New to the fair this year will be live music on the Bojangles Music Stage. The outdoor stage will host more than 30 local and regional bands. All performances on this stage will be free.

n McGough Arena will host country singer Chuck Wicks on September 15 and Christian music groups The Oxendines and This Hope on September 16.

n Of course, there will be plenty of rides, games and food.

For tickets and information, visit mountainfair.org.