Wilkes County Agricultural Fair happening until Sept. 14

The Wilkes County Agricultural Fair runs through Saturday, Sept. 14, 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., and racing begins at 6 p.m. A fairground admission ticket will also admit you to the lawnmower race. This year’s fair features more than 25 rides, a bicycle give away, E-Z ride, petting zoo, Buffalo Barfield’s Unheard of style of music and comedy shows, 3-Ring Clown Circus, 4-H exhibits, and games and food on the midway. N.E.W. Wrestling will be held at the fair on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There will be 4-H exhibits, coordinated by Wilkes Cooperative Extension Service, in the Exhibit Hall. This year, the fair will also feature a hay bale decorating contest. 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 12 and younger admitted free. Students will be admitted free Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call Mike Staley at 336-902-7052.

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