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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012

CONTACT: Ron Staney, marketing manager
N.C.Mountain State Fair
828-687-1414; ron.stamey@ncagr.gov

Money-saving tips for the N.C. Mountain State Fair

FLETCHER -- The N.C. Mountain State Fair makes it easy to save money on admission and ride tickets through a variety of advance sale offers and special same-day promotions. The fair runs Sept. 7-16 at the Western N.C. Ag Center in Fletcher.

“Everyone today is looking to save money where they can, and planning a trip to the Mountain State Fair is no different,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “The fair offers an affordable and fun day for families, particularly if you take advantage of one of the many special deals being offered.”

Now through Sept. 6, advance tickets can be purchased at area Ingles stores, the WNC Ag Center, the WNC Farmers Market and online at http://store.mtn-statefair.com. Fairgoers can save $1 off admission for adults, kids and seniors 65 and older. Ride tickets are half-price when purchased in advance. A book of 12 tickets is $6 in advance compared with $12 at the fair. Each ride takes three to five tickets.

For the second year, the fair is offering a Family Fun Pack for $30 that includes admission tickets for five adults, tickets for four rides and vendor coupons. “We brought this package deal back because it was very popular with fairgoers,” said Fair Manager Matt Buchanan.

The Mountain State Fair also offers special deals on six of the fair’s 10 days. Following is the list of special offers:
-- On Friday, Sept. 7, students in grades K-12 are admitted free until 6 p.m. In addition, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., visitors can buy an admission ticket and a ride wristband for $18, with unlimited rides.
-- Monday, Sept. 10, and Thursday, Sept. 13, are wristband days, where visitors can pay $18 and ride all day.
-- On Tuesday, Sept. 11, adult admission is just $5 before 5 p.m.
-- Fairgoers attending the Mountain State Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 12, can gain free admission and help feed the hungry by bringing five cans of Laura Lynn brand foods to Ingles Day at the Mountain State Fair. Canned goods collected will go to Manna Food Bank.
-- On Friday, Sept. 14, seniors 65 and older are admitted free. In addition, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., fairgoers can buy an admission ticket and a ride wristband for $18, with unlimited rides.

For more information about the fair, go to www.mountainfair.org or contact Ron Stamey at 828-687-1414.


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