Dixie Classic Fair http://www.dcfair.com The Dixie Classic Fair is an annual fair held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The fair takes place every autumn on the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:41:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2016 DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR HEADLINING ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCED http://www.dcfair.com/2016-dixie-classic-fair-headlining-entertainment-announced/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:22:03 +0000 http://www.dcfair.com/?p=4451 Winston-Salem, N.C. (August 30, 2016) — This fall, the 2016 Dixie Classic Fair is “Your... Read more »

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Winston-Salem, N.C. (August 30, 2016) — This fall, the 2016 Dixie Classic Fair is “Your Ticket to Homegrown Fun” – and musical entertainment! The Dixie Classic Fair today announced the headlining musical acts for the 2016 Fair.

Leading the way on Monday, October 3rd, are country artists Jordan Rager and Drew Baldridge, sponsored by New Country Q104.1. Rager has been performing since he was 15 years old. He gained popularity by singing cover versions of popular country music songs, amassing more than 3.7 million viewers on YouTube as a result. In early 2016, he signed his first recording contract and release his first Top 40 single, “Southern Boy.” He is currently recording his debut album.

Illinois native Drew Baldridge burst onto the country music scene in early 2016 with his first EP “Dane With Ya.” The EP’s popularity led him to write and record his debut album, “Dirt on Us,” which debuted on June 10. A songwriter for many years on the Nashville scene, Baldridge has now stepped to the forefront – and the front of the stage – in country music.

On Tuesday, October 4th, Fair fans will be entertained by The Motown Sounds of Touch. The Motown Sounds of Touch is the premier Motown tribute band, entertaining audiences across the country for more than fifteen years. A finalist on the NBC competition show “And the Winner Is,” members of The Motown Sounds of Touch are veterans of the industry, having written songs for The Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson. Their performance will bring the golden age of R&B to the Dixie Classic Fair.

Wrapping up the Dixie Classic Fair’s headlining musical acts on Wednesday, October 5th, is Contemporary Christian act The Passion Band featuring Kristian Stanfill, sponsored by WBFJ. For nearly 20 years, The Passion Band has delighted audiences with their music, releasing 18 albums, and 15 live albums, throughout their career. Lead singer Stanfill has released two critically-acclaimed albums, “Attention” (2009), and “Mountains Move” (2011), and the same year was named Best New Artist at the 42nd GMA Dove Awards.

“For 2016, we decided to shake things up a bit and bring a variety of musical acts to the Dixie Classic Fair featuring a number of genres,” said David Sparks, director of the Dixie Classic Fair. “Our goal each year is to bring talented, family-friendly entertainment to Fair-goers, and this year’s lineup does exactly that. The Grandstand will be a fun place to be at this year’s Fair, and we look forward to everyone enjoying the music.”

The 2016 Dixie Classic Fair is being held September 30 – October 9, 2016 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Now in its 134th year, this year’s Fair is allowing fans to get “Your Ticket to Homegrown Fun,” a tradition dating back to the first Fair, a wheat exhibition held in 1882. The 2016 Dixie Classic Fair will feature the Triad’s best in agriculture, competitive entries, delicious food and entertainment. James E. Strates Shows will once again supply the Fair’s rides and games.

The 2016 Dixie Classic Fair schedule and regular ticket prices are as follows:

  • Hours of operation:
    • Sunday through Friday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    • Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Tickets for Friday (9/30 &10/7), Saturday (10/1 &10/8) and Sunday (10/2 &10/9):
    • Adults (ages 12 & up) – $10
    • Children (ages 6 – 11) – $5
    • Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
  • Tickets for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are:
    • Adults (ages 12 & up) – $9
    • Children (ages 6 – 11) – $5
    • Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
  • Early Bird Special Admission (Any Gate – Weekdays only): 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – $5

For more information on the Dixie Classic Fair, please visit www.dcfair.com.

About The Dixie Classic Fair

Celebrating its 134th year in 2016, the Dixie Classic Fair is the second largest agricultural Fair in North Carolina. 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 known musical entertainment, delicious food and beverages, exhibits for livestock, poultry, fine arts and crafts, a world-class carnival with numerous rides and games among many more activities. It is attended by an average of 320,000 visitors each year. For more information on the Dixie Classic Fair, please visit www.DCFair.com.

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JOLO’s 2015 Pilot Fog Wins “Best in Show” http://www.dcfair.com/jolos-2015-pilot-fog-wins-best-show/ Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:27:58 +0000 http://www.dcfair.com/?p=4296 Pilot Mountain, NC (August 23, 2016) –  JOLO Winery & Vineyards’ 2015 Pilot Fog Cynthiana-based... Read more »

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Pilot Mountain, NC (August 23, 2016) – 

JOLO Winery & Vineyards’ 2015 Pilot Fog Cynthiana-based red wine has been awarded “Best in Show” honors in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition at the 2016 Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 That means that out of 553 wines from 6 states submitted into the competition, JOLO’s Pilot Fog was judged to be the very best. In addition, JOLO wines were awarded two other medals as listed below:

 2015 Pilot Fog – Best Dry Red Wine

2015 Golden Hallows – Gold Medal

 “It has been an outstanding year for the JOLO 2015 vintage offerings,” says JW Ray, Owner and Winemaker at JOLO Winery & Vineyards.  “Our Golden Hallows was just awarded the Double Gold last month – the only white wine to win that distinction at the Asheville Wine & Food Competition. Now, Pilot Fog winning ‘Best in Show’ is just so rewarding for all of the JOLO team members who pour in their passion every day to make and serve world class wines.”

 “The 2015 Pilot Fog is one of the smoothest, best tasting dry red wines that I have ever tasted,” says Jim Collins, Wine Superintendent and Coordinator of The Dixie Classic Fair’s wine competitions.

“As a relatively new winemaker, I have been very fortunate to collaborate with fantastic winemakers such as Sean McRitchie, Jay Raffaldini, Steve Sheppard and others who helped me push the envelope as to what is possible in this great growing region,” says Ray.

“Once again this year, the Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition received hundreds of quality entries for this year’s wine competition,” said Collins. “As the wine industry continues to grow in the Southeast, the Mid Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition continues to grow as well, and each year the competition gets tougher. We’d like to congratulate all of this year’s medalists and we look forward to showcasing all of our winners at the 2016 Dixie Classic Fair.” 

 Ray adds, “We believe strongly that every medal, every accolade, is a testament to the love and passion we put into every bottle made here at JOLO Winery & Vineyards. It is a true honor to win this ‘Best of Show,’ knowing first hand, that our wine competed against the very best to be the best.”

Both award winners of are available for purchase at the winery or online by visiting the JOLO Shop.

About The Dixie Classic Fair

 Celebrating its 134th year in 2016, the Dixie Classic Fair is the second largest agricultural Fair in North Carolina. 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 known musical entertainment, delicious food and beverages, exhibits for livestock, poultry, fine arts and crafts, a world-class carnival with numerous rides and games among many more activities. It is attended by an average of 325,000 visitors each year. For more information on the Dixie Classic Fair, please visit www.DCFair.com.

 JOLO Winery & Vineyards is located in the Yadkin Valley Agricultural Viniculture Association (AVA).  It is open to the public for tastings, tours and dining and can be reserved for indoor or outdoor weddings and special events. 

 For more information please visit www.jolovineyards.com or email events@jolovineyards.com.

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DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR ANNOUNCES 2016 MID-ATLANTIC SOUTHEASTERN WINE COMPETITION BEST IN SHOW AND CATEGORY WINNERS http://www.dcfair.com/dixie-classic-fair-announces-2016-mid-atlantic-southeastern-wine-competition-best-show-category-winners/ Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:43:49 +0000 http://www.dcfair.com/?p=4265 Winston-Salem, N.C. (August 8, 2016) — Over the weekend, wineries from across the Southeast received... Read more »

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Winston-Salem, N.C. (August 8, 2016) — Over the weekend, wineries from across the Southeast received their “Ticket to Homegrown Fun” – and winning – at the Dixie Classic Fair! The Dixie Classic Fair, the second-largest agricultural Fair in North Carolina, today announced Best-in-Show, category winners and medalists for the 17th annual Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition.

The Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition began in 1995 and is open to any commercial vineyard, winery or amateur winemaker in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia or West Virginia. In 2016, the competition commercial and amateur winemakers submitted 553 wines for consideration in the competition, an increase of more than 80 entries over 2015.

Jolo Winery and Vineyards of Pilot Mountain, N.C. took home Best of Show honors with its 2015 Pilot Fog red wine. Category winners for 2015 competition include:

  • Best of Show             Jolo Winery and Vineyards                       2015 Pilot Fog

Pilot Mountain, N.C.

  • Best White Dry (Commercial Only): Gray Ghost Vineyards                 2015 Vidal Blanc

Amissville, Va.

  • Best Red Dry (Commercial Only):             Jolo Winery and Vineyards                                   2015 Pilot Fog

Pilot Mountain, N.C.

  • Best White Sweet (Commercial Only):             Round Peak Vineyards                 Skull Camp Sweetest Thang

Mount Airy, N.C.

  • Best Red Sweet (Commercial Only):             Hinnant Family Vineyards             Logger Head Red

Pine Level, N.C.

  • Best Dessert & Fruit (Commercial Only): Windsor Run Cellars                    Midnight Run

Hamptonville, N.C.

  • Best Amateur:                                           Hamilton Estate Winery                Blackberry Mead 2012

Placement of individual Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners have also been awarded by the Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition judges in more than 65 categories. For a full list of medalists, please visit the Dixie Classic Fair’s web site, www.dcfair.com.

“Once again this year, the Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition received hundreds of quality entries for this year’s wine competition,’” said Jim Collins, wine superintendent and coordinator of The Dixie Classic Fair’s wine competitions. “As the wine industry continues to grow in the Southeast, the Mid Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition, continues to grow as well, and each year the competition gets tougher. We’d like to congratulate all of this year’s medalists and we look forward to showcasing all of our winners at the 2016 Dixie Classic Fair.”

For more information on the 2016 Dixie Classic Fair, please visit www.DCFair.com or call 336-727-2236.

About The Dixie Classic Fair

Celebrating its 134th year in 2016, the Dixie Classic Fair is the second largest agricultural Fair in North Carolina. 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 known musical entertainment, delicious food and beverages, exhibits for livestock, poultry, fine arts and crafts, a world-class carnival with numerous rides and games among many more activities. It is attended by an average of 325,000 visitors each year. For more information on the Dixie Classic Fair, please visit www.DCFair.com.

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2016 DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR ADVANCE TICKET SALES BEGIN http://www.dcfair.com/2016-dixie-classic-fair-advance-ticket-sales-begin/ Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:27:07 +0000 http://www.dcfair.com/?p=4263 Winston-Salem, N.C. (August 1, 2016) — It’s that time of year again — to reserve... Read more »

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Winston-Salem, N.C. (August 1, 2016) — It’s that time of year again — to reserve “Your Ticket for Homegrown Fun” — at the Dixie Classic Fair!” The Dixie Classic Fair, the second-largest agricultural Fair in North Carolina, today announced that advance ticket sales have begun.

Advance tickets for the 2016 Dixie Classic Fair went on sale online through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com) and a link on the Fair’s web site, www.dcfair.com, at 10 a.m. this morning. The online sale will also be accessible via links to the Fair’s social media followers on Facebook and Twitter.  Advance ticket prices are only $8 for adults and $3 for children. Children under five years old and senior adults are free. Packs of 30 credits for Fair rides are only $10. Unlimited ride wristbands are available in advance for only $25. Also this year, Ticketmaster has eliminated its order processing fee. Online fees for tickets will be only $0.50 for tickets, and $0.75 for unlimited ride cards. Advance online tickets will be available through September 29, 2016.

Advance tickets for the 2016 Dixie Classic Fair are also available at the Annex Box Office located at 414 Deacon Boulevard with no service charges, and at select Wal Mart locations in Winston-Salem.

Advance and general ticket prices for the 2016 Dixie Classic Fair remain the same as prices in 2015.

The 2016 Dixie Classic Fair is being held September 30 – October 9, 2016 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Now in its 134th year, this year’s Fair is allowing fans to get “Your Ticket to Homegrown Fun,” a tradition dating back to the first Fair, a wheat exhibition held in 1882. The 2016 Dixie Classic Fair will feature the Triad’s best in agriculture, competitive entries, delicious food and entertainment. James E. Strates Shows will once again supply the Fair’s rides and games.

The 2016 Dixie Classic Fair schedule and regular ticket prices are as follows:

  • Hours of operation:
    • Sunday through Friday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    • Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Tickets for Friday (9/30 &10/7), Saturday (10/1 &10/8) and Sunday (10/2 &10/9):
    • Adults (ages 12 & up) – $10
    • Children (ages 6 – 11) – $5
    • Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
  • Tickets for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are:
    • Adults (ages 12 & up) – $9
    • Children (ages 6 – 11) – $5
    • Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
  • Early Bird Special Admission (Any Gate – Weekdays only): 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – $4

“The 2016 Dixie Classic Fair is once again right around the corner,” said David Sparks, director of the Dixie Classic Fair. “Advance ticket sales give Fair fans a great opportunity for Fair attendees to purchase their tickets and unlimited ride wristbands at a great discounted price. I would encourage everyone who plans to attend this year’s Fair to take advantage of this sale, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the Fair in 2016.”

For more information on the Dixie Classic Fair, please visit www.dcfair.com.

About The Dixie Classic Fair

Celebrating its 134th year in 2016, the Dixie Classic Fair is the second largest agricultural Fair in North Carolina. 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 known musical entertainment, delicious food and beverages, exhibits for livestock, poultry, fine arts and crafts, a world-class carnival with numerous rides and games among many more activities. It is attended by an average of 320,000 visitors each year. For more information on the Dixie Classic Fair, please visit www.DCFair.com.

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