Winston-Salem, N.C. (July 30, 2018) — Get ready for unbeatable eats, rip-roaring rides, show-stopping spectacles and creative competitions as Advance Tickets to the 2018 Dixie Classic Fair at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds in the heart of North Carolina go on sale on August 1. This year’s event revels in all the things that make this North Carolina’s second largest agricultural fair “Your Beacon to Fun” – memorable Grandstand events, unique exhibits, a look a yesteryear and a salute to tomorrow.

New this year is Beacon Technology. The Dixie Classic Fair is giving away $1,000 worth of digital Dixie Classic coupons every day that can be redeemed for fair food, ride tickets and other prices – that’s a total of $10,000 in giveaways. To be eligible, visitors simply configure their smartphones to receive the special digital Dixie Classic coupons that will be sent by digital beacons set up throughout the fairgrounds. Coupons can be redeemed first-come, first served up to the quantity specified in the coupon. Additional instructions can be found on page 13 of the Fair’s Catalog.

Advance Tickets will be on sale online through Ticketmaster and on the Fair’s web site, www.dcfair.com, starting August 1 at 10AM and ending on Thursday, September 27 at 11:59PM. Online sales will be promoted via the Fair’s social media links on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Advance Tickets can be purchased with no convenience charges at the Annex Box Office located at 414 Deacon Boulevard, Winston-Salem; hours are Monday to Saturday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

 “When you combine the savings from your advance tickets with our discounted ride coupons or wristbands, everyone can maximize their fun on the Midway,” said Fair Director, David Sparks.

Advance Ticket prices are $8 for adults (regularly $10 for ages 12 and older) and $3 for children (regularly $5 for ages 6-11). Children under age 5 and senior adults (age 65+ with an ID) are free.

Advance Sale Strates Ride Coupons are $10 for 30 credits (regularly $15, Ticketmaster service fees apply if purchased online). Exchange your Advance Sale Ride Coupon for a ride card on the Carnival Midway. Generally rides take 6 to 10 credits per ride (approximately four rides per card on the Midway; five rides per card in Kiddie Land). Coupons are good any day. 

Even greater savings can be had with Advance Sale Strates Unlimited Ride Coupon that is $25 and are valid for one day during the Fair (Ticketmaster service fees apply when purchased online.) The coupon exchanged for a wristband on Carnival Midway when you arrive at the Fair.  

The Advance Sale Strates Ride Coupon and Unlimited Ride Coupon are only available in advance of opening of the Fair.

Ticketmaster has eliminated its order processing fee. Online fees for tickets will be $0.50 for tickets, and $0.75 for ride Coupons.

The 2018 Dixie Classic Fair schedule is below. Fireworks by Zambelli launch nightly at 9:45PM.

Friday, September 28 Opening Day

11:00 am – Gates, Exhibit Halls and Midway – Strates Shows Open

10:00 pm – Exhibit Halls Close

11:00 pm – Fairgrounds Close

Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 20:

9:00 am – Gates, Exhibit Halls and Midway – Strates Shows Open

10:00 pm – Exhibit Halls Close

11:00 pm – Fairgrounds Close

Monday October 1: City of Winston Salem/107.5 KZL Unlimited Ride Discount Day & School Day

9:00 am – School Day (Preschool – 5th Grade)

11:00 am – Open to the Public: Gates, Exhibit Halls and Midway – Strates Shows Open to The Public

10:00 pm – Exhibit Halls Close

11:00 pm – Fairgrounds Close

Tuesday, October 2: City of Winston Salem/107.5 KZL Unlimited Ride Discount Day & Senior Adult Day

9:00 am – Senior Adult Day

10:00 am – Exhibit Halls Open

11:00 am – Open to the Public: Gates, Midway – Strates Shows Open to The Public

10:00 pm – Exhibit Halls Close

11:00 pm – Fairgrounds Close

Wednesday, October 3: Special Education Day & Crisis Control Ministry Food Day

9:00 am – Special Education Day

11:00 am – Open to the Public: Gates, Exhibit Halls, and Midway – Strates Shows Open

10:00 pm – Exhibit Halls Close

11:00 pm – Fairgrounds Close

Thursday, October 4: Military Appreciation Day sponsored by WXII TV

City of Winston Salem/107.5 KZL Unlimited Ride Discount Day

11:00 am – Gates, Exhibit Halls, Midway – Strates Shows Open

10:00 pm – Exhibit Halls Close 11:00 pm – Fairgrounds Close

11:00 pm – Fairgrounds Close

 Friday, October 5:

11:00 am – Gates, Exhibit Halls, Midway – Strates Shows Open

10:00 pm – Exhibit Halls Close

11:00 pm – Fairgrounds Close

Saturday, October 6: Winston-Salem Journal Family Fun Day at the Fair

9:00 am – Gates, Exhibit Halls and Midway – Strates Shows Open

10:00 pm – Exhibit Halls Close

11:00 pm – Fairgrounds Close

Sunday, October 7: Winston-Salem Journal Family Fun Day at the Fair

11:00 am – Gates, Exhibit Halls and Midway – Strates Shows Open

10:00 pm – Exhibit Halls Close

11:00 pm – Fairgrounds Close

Celebrating its 136th year in 2018, the Dixie Classic Fair is owned and operated by the City of Winston-Salem after being donated to the City by the Winston-Salem Foundation in 1969. The 10-day annual Fair features nationally renowned musical entertainment, delicious food and beverages, exhibits for livestock, poultry, fine arts and crafts, a world-class carnival with numerous rides and games, and many more activities. For more information on the Dixie Classic Fair, please visit www.DCFair.com.

 

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