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CONTACT: Jen Nixon, public information officer
N.C. Mountain State Fair
(828) 687-1414, (919) 971-0155 (cell)

Mountain State Fair safety press conference is Sept. 8

WHAT: Press briefing and Q&A session, followed by photo ops and a chance to review safety procedures.
WHEN/WHERE: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 8
Upper chairlift landing pad, WNC Ag Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Road
Fletcher, NC 28732
(Enter through Fanning Bridge Road gate, park near Entrance E and walk between barns to conference site at top of the hill)
WHO: N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler
N.C. Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry
N.C. Mountain State Fair Manager Matt Buchanan
Representatives of law enforcement, fire and rescue
Jim Drew, Drew Expositions
Specialists from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and N.C. Department of Labor
WHY: To explain the safety procedures in place governing amusement rides, animal exhibits and displays, traffic control, grounds safety and more. Each ride must be fully inspected and 100 percent operational prior to accepting passengers.
OTHER INFO: More information on the 2011 N.C. Mountain State Fair is available at



NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3005; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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