NC Mountain State Fair

The NC Mountain State Fair celebrates the people, agriculture, art and tradition that make our region great.   Our mission is to create unique experiences at an exceptional value in a safe, clean environment that is accessible to all.

fairSeptember 11th - 20th, 2015


$9.00 Gate Adult (Advance $7.00)

$5.00 Gate Children 6 - 12 years of age.  (Advance $3.00)

$5.00 Gate Senior 65 years and older.  (Advance $3.00)

Children 5 years and under FREE

$6.00/each Groups (30+ people)

Family Fun Pack $40.00 - Includes 5 Admission Tickets, 4 ride tickets plus vendor coupons

Special Promotions and Discount Days

Friday, September 11th
FREE Gate Admission for students until 6pm for Grades K-12
Friday Night Frenzy:  9:00 pm till 1:00 am - One price admission includes unlimited rides $25.00

Monday, September 14th
Ride all day for $20

Tuesday, September 15th
Kids 12 and under ride all day for $20, plus gate admission.

Wednesday, September 16th
Ingles Day - FREE Gate Admission with five cans of Laura Lynn brand foods from Ingles supermarket.

Thursday, September 17th
Ride all day for $20

Friday, September 18th
FREE Gate Admission for seniors 65 & older
Friday Night Frenzy: – 9pm until 1am – One price admission includes unlimited rides $25.00


Friday:  Gates open at 9:00am; Rides open at 10:00am, close at 1:00am
Saturday:  Gates open at 9:00am; Rides open at 10:00am, close at midnight
1st Sunday:  Gates open at 9:00am; Rides open at 10:00am, close at 11:00 pm
2nd Sunday:  Closing night; Rides, buildings, and all exhibits close at 9:00 p.m.
Monday –Thurs:  Gates open at 3:00pm; Rides open at  4:00pm, close at 11:00 pm
Friday Night Frenzy:  Sept. 5 & Sept. 12   9:00pm till 1:00 am

Our address is NC Mountain State Fair, c/o WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732

Driving Directions:
From Asheville, NC take I-26 East to Exit #40 (Asheville Airport Exit). Turn right at top of exit ramp onto Highway NC 280. After the 2nd stop light, turn left into Gate 6 or 7.

From South Carolina on I-26 West toward North Carolina, after you enter North Carolina take exit #40 (Asheville Airport Exit). Turn left at top of exit ramp onto NC 280. After the 3rd stop light, turn left into Gate 6 or 7.

Free Parking:
FREE parking is available on fairground property and satellite property. Parking is located on Highway 280 at Gate 6. Satellite parking is located off Old Fanning Bridge Road (follow the signs) with free bus transportation to the fairgrounds (shuttle runs every 10-15 minutes).

Handicap Parking:
There is handicap parking provided for those with valid tags next to the ticket booths at Entrance A. For the McGough Arena there is handicap parking near Entrance E.

Wheelchair, Scooter & Stroller Rental:
Wheelchair, scooter, and stroller rentals are available at two locations: Entrance A and inside Entrance “E” at Blue Barn.

Lost and Found Children/Items:
Lost and found is in the Fire & Rescue Building located next to the Davis Arena. Lost children and found items will be taken to this location.

Medical Emergencies:
Skyland Fire & Rescue will provide emergency medical services. For all first aid and medical emergencies go to the Fire & Rescue Building located next to the Davis Arena.

Security/Traffic Assistance:
Security is provided by off duty Deputies of the Buncombe County Sheriff's Department. Traffic assistance is provided by the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Other Important Information:

  • No alcoholic beverages, drugs or firearms are allowed on the grounds. Backpacks are subject to being checked.
  • No pets allowed. Only trained service dogs assisting the handicapped are allowed on the fairgrounds.
  • Shirt & shoes required.


Contact Information

WNC Agricultural Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd.
Fletcher, NC 28732
Phone (828) 687-1414
Fax (828) 687-9272

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