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. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:18:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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