It’s a football Friday and the opening day of the Cabarrus County Fair. Tonight, Friday, Sept. 6, you can take your ticket stuff from any Cabarrus high school football game and get free admission to the fair.
· Saturday, September 7 – Opening
Celebration Free general gate admission
for all from 1 to 2 p.m.
· Sunday, September 8 – Cooperative
Christian Ministries Canned Food Drive Free general gate
admission for all from 1 to 3 p.m. with four canned food items per adult and
two canned food items per child. All food brands are accepted.
· Monday, September 9 – Discount Night
ride wristband ($5 savings); $3 general gate admission for ages 6 to 11 ($2
savings); $5 general gate admission for ages 12 and older ($3 savings).
· Tuesday, September 10 – Family Fun
$4 general gate
admission for all.
· Thursday, September 11 – Salute to
Seniors Night FREE general gate
admission for ages 55 and older from 4 to 6 p.m.
· Catch the Fair for FREE on Fridays Get FREE general gate
admission with your high school football game ticket stub on Friday, September
6 and Friday, September 13.
Onsite ticket prices: General gate
admission to the fair is $8 for ages 12 to 54; $5 for ages 55+ and those with
military ID; and $5 for ages 6 to 11. Ages 5 and younger admitted free. Parking
is free. All
transactions at the Fair are cash only. ATMs are located at the main gate and
throughout the midway, but do carry a surcharge.No re-entry, refunds,
rainchecks or exchanges.
Ride tickets are available for purchase inside the fairgrounds at Powers Midway
ticket booths. One strip of four tickets is $5 and one sheet of 22 tickets is
$20. Ride wristbands ($25) allow unlimited mechanical ride access for one day
(Air Raid not included). Children under 36 inches can ride the Merry Go Round,
Fun Slide and Kiddie Wheel for free with a paying adult (16 years and older).
County Transportation Service (CCTS) provides complimentary parking lot shuttle
van service for the satellite lots on the weekends. CCTS vans run the following hours:
September 7, noon to midnight
September 8, noon to midnight
Friday, September 13, 6 p.m. to midnight
September 14, noon to midnight
Entertainment: There’s plenty of Fair
just beyond the midway. The Cabarrus County Fair features a butterfly
encounter, petting zoo, livestock displays, sand castle carving, milking booth
and educational exhibits. New this year is the Ninja Experience, a team of
martial arts experts that wow audiences with high to flying, jaw-dropping
performances. Returning fan-favorites include live performances by Mountain
Mike chainsaw creations, Robinson’s Racing Pigs, Rust and Flame Blacksmithing
and Rockstar Karaoke. Watch live demonstrations from local beekeepers, Master
Gardeners and wood turners. Stop by the open forge fire for sustainable living
demonstrations and view local farm equipment on display.
Friday, September 6: 2019 Fair Pageant
7 p.m.; Live music 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, September 7: Live music 7:30
to 10 p.m.
Sunday, September 8: Rockstar Karaoke
4:30 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Monday, September 9: Live music 7 to
Tuesday, September 10: Cooking demo 6
p.m.; Live music 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 11: Live music 7
to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 12: Live music
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Friday, September 13: Live music 7 to
Saturday, September 14: Rockstar
Karaoke 4:30 to 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Background: The Cabarrus County Agricultural Fair
began in 1953. The 2018 Cabarrus County Fair received 16 awards form the International Association of Agricultural Fairs
and Expos (IAFE) and three awards from the North Carolina Association of
For more information visit www.cabarruscountyfair.com or follow www.facebook.com/cabarruscountyfair.