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THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011

CONTACT: Tamara Crain, entry department coordinator
N.C. Mountain State Fair

(828) 687-1414

Plenty of competitive ways to join in the fun of the
Mountain State Fair; deadline to enter is Aug. 26

FLETCHER – Western North Carolina residents will find plenty of opportunities to compete for prize money, ribbons and bragging rights at the Mountain State Fair Sept. 9-18.

Crafters, singers, dancers, carvers, gardeners, photographers, artists, bakers and cooks will likely find many categories of interest in the premium book Рa go-to source for rules, categories and information on entering the contests.  Premium books can be found online at or can be picked up at the Western N.C. Ag Center office.

Competitions are limited to North Carolina residents only, and the deadline to submit entry forms is Aug. 26. The actual entries must be dropped off closer to the start of the Mountain State Fair on the day specified in the premium book. The competitions are open for youth and adults. There is even a special category for kids 5 and under.

“The competitions really showcase the talents of Western N.C. residents, and many of the categories reflect the traditions of the mountains,” said Matt Buchanan, fair manager. “We are proud to display this excellent workmanship during the fair.”

The N.C. Mountain State Fair runs Sept. 9-18 at the Western N.C. Ag Center in Fletcher. For more information, go to


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