North Carolina Mountain State Fair
The third largest fair in North Carolina offers music, arts and crafts, livestock displays, rides, and agriculture competitions to celebrate Blue Ridge culture. Hear music from Leigh Glass, Sharkadelics, and Caribbean Cowboys. Check out clogging performances and demonstrations by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the Kenya Safari Acrobats, illusionists and hypnotists, comedians, and lumberjack competitions.
» WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd.; Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m.-midnight, Sunday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 3-11 p.m.; $7, $6 advance, $3 seniors & ages six to 12, $2 advance, free children five & younger; (828) 687-1414; www.mountainfair.org