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FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2011

CONTACT: Matt Buchanan, manager
N.C. Mountain State Fair
(828) 687-1414

Mountain State Fair Horseshoe Pitching
Competition returns Sept. 13

FLETCHER – While the ring toss may be a popular game on the carnival midway, a more serious tossing sport has found its way to the Mountain State Fair. You’ll find singles and doubles horseshoe pitchers at the Horseshoe Pitching Competition on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. The contest will be held on the north end of the covered arena behind McGough Arena.

“Last year was the first year of the event and we had 18 pitchers take part,” said Fair Manager Matt Buchanan. “We are looking to have more people participate this year and hopefully, offer a bigger purse.”

Participants will be charged a $5 entry fee, which will form the jackpot payout for the top winners. Registration will take place on site the day of the competition.

The competitions will be judged based on the official rules of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association.
You can find out more about the competition in the fair’s Premium Book. The rules can be found online at




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