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Wilkes County Agricultural Fair This Week at Rotary Fairgrounds in North Wilkesboro

The Wilkes County Agricultural Fair will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 27, and will run through Saturday, Oct. 1.

The Rotary Club of North Wilkesboro will sponsor the event, which is held at the Rotary Fairgrounds beside of West Park in North Wilkesboro.

On Saturday a special event at the fair will be a lawnmower race. Practice for the race starts at 4 p.m. Racing begins at 6 p.m. A fairground admission ticket will also admit you to the lawnmower race.

This year’s fair will feature more than 25 rides, a bicycle give away, E-Z ride, petting zoo, Buffalo Barfield’s unheard of style of music and comedy shows, miniature bull races (yes bull races), 4-H exhibits, and games and food on the midway.

N.E.W. Wrestling will be held every evening of the fair. No Joe’s Circus Clown and Trapeze act will be performing every day. There will be 4-H exhibits, coordinated by Wilkes Cooperative Extension Service, will be on hand in the Exhibit Hall. This year, the fair will also feature a hay bale decorating contest. On Tuesday, there will be junior lamb show. On Wednesday there will be a junior goat show.

Gates are open weekdays at 5 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday. Ride bands are available every day. Gate admission is $8, with children 5 and under admitted free. Students will be admitted free Tuesday through Friday.

For more information, call Mike Staley at 336-902-7052.