STRATES SHOWS TRAIN ARRIVES WITH NEW RIDES AT THE DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR

The Strates Shows Train arrived at the Dixie Classic Fair! Workers have begun unloading the train and setting up rides at the fair.  They will continue installation up to opening day on Friday, September 29 at 11AM.

There will be four new rides this year, including Bear Affair, Jumbos, Magic Carpet and Paddle Boats.

This year’s event revels in all the things that make this agricultural fair “Always a Classic” – memorable Grandstand events, unique exhibits, a look a yesteryear and a salute to tomorrow. The Dixie Classic Fair is the second-largest attended agricultural Fair in North Carolina.

Celebrating 135 years of food, fun, rides, games, animals, crafts and agriculture in the heart of North Carolina, Advance Tickets to the 2017 Dixie Classic Fair at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem, NC, are on sale, ending on Thursday, September 28 at 11:59PM. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com) and on the Fair’s web site, www.dcfair.com. Ticketmaster has eliminated its order processing fee. Online fees for tickets will be $0.50 for tickets, and $0.75 for ride Coupons. 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.

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.

The 2017 Dixie Classic Fair schedule is below. Fireworks by Zambelli launch nightly at 9:45PM.

Friday, September 29 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 30 and Sunday October 1:

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

10:00 pm – Exhibit Halls Close

11:00 pm – Fairgrounds Close

Monday October 2: City of Winston Salem/107.5 KZL Unlimited Ride Discount Day & School Day

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

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

10:00 pm – Exhibit Halls Close

11:00 pm – Fairgrounds Close

Tuesday, October 3: City of Winston Salem/107.5 KZL Unlimited Ride Discount Day & Senior Adult Day

9:00 am – Senior Adult Day

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

10:00 pm – Exhibit Halls Close

11:00 pm – Fairgrounds Close

Wednesday, October 4: Special Education Day & Crisis Control Ministry Food Day

9:00 am – Special Education Day

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

10:00 pm – Exhibit Halls Close

11:00 pm – Fairgrounds Close

Thursday, October 5: 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

 Friday, October 6:

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

10:00 pm – Exhibit Halls Close

11:00 pm – Fairgrounds Close

Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8: 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

Celebrating its 135th year in 2017, 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 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. For more information on the Dixie Classic Fair, please visit www.DCFair.com.

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