Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast one game tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 12. The plan had been to broadcast three games, but Anson at Jay M. Robinson was postponed. Another game, North Stanly at Northwest Cabarrus is still a go, but our broadcast location is outside and with a 40 to 50 percent chance of thundershowers at game time we made the decision to cancel our broadcast.
Saturday, September 8 – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Free General Gate Admission for all from 1 p.m.-2 p.m., only.
Sunday, September 9 – Cooperative Christian Ministries Canned Food Drive Free General Gate Admission for all from 1-3 p.m. with any brand of four canned food items per adult and two canned food items per child.
Tuesday, September 11 – School Education Night General Gate Admission, $4 for those 12 and older and $2 for kids, ages 6-11.
Thursday, September 13 – Salute to Seniors Night General Gate Admission price of $4.30 for seniors ages 55 and older from 4-6 p.m., only. Price includes sales tax.
Catch the Fair for free on Fridays Present your high school football ticket stub at the gate after the game on Friday, September 7 and 14, only, and get free gate admission for the corresponding evening.
Advanced online ticket purchases (August 1-September 6): The public can purchase discounted tickets and ride wristband vouchers online at a reduced rate through September 6. The tickets are only available online at www.cabarruscountyfair.com. Click on the Fair Info & Ticketing tab. Advance adults admission tickets for ages 12-64 are $5.35—a $2 savings off the gate price. Purchase advance ride wristband vouchers for $15—a $5 savings.
IMPORTANT information about 2018 Contest entries: There’s still time to enter a Fair contest to earn your bragging rights. Choose from hundreds of categories from photography to baking. One adult and one youth are awarded with the Best of Show Award and will continue on to compete in the North Carolina State Fair Best of Show contest, for a chance to win $500. The 2018 Cabarrus County Fair Catalog is available online at www.cabarruscountyfair.com. Click on the Competitions tab to view contests, programs and other entry opportunities. All entry forms must be submitted to the Fair office by noon on Wednesday, August 22.
Onsite ticket prices: General Gate admission to the fair are $7.50 for ages 12-64, $5.35 for ages 65+ other senior age says 55+ and those with military ID, $3.25 for ages 6-11 and ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Parking is free. All transactions at the Fair are cash only. ATMs are located at the main gate and throughout the midway, but do carry a surcharge.
Shuttle service: Cabarrus County Transportation Service (CCTS) provides complimentary parking lot shuttle van service for the satellite parking lots during the weekends. Satellite parking lots are only operational on weekends and CCTS vans run at specified hours.
2018 Shuttle Van Service Schedule:
Saturday, September 8, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Sunday, September 9, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Friday, September 14, 6 p.m.-12 a.m.
Saturday, September 15, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Entertainment: There’s plenty of Fair just beyond the midway. The Cabarrus County Fair features a butterfly encounter, petting zoo, livestock displays, sand castle carving, milking booth and educational exhibits. Live performances include Mountain Mike chainsaw creations, Robinson’s Racing Pigs, K9’s in Flight and Rockstar Karaoke. Watch live demonstrations from local beekeepers, Master Gardeners, wood turners, and stop by the open forge fire for sustainable living demonstrations and view local farm equipment on display. See www.cabarruscountyfair.com for entertainment details.
The New 103.7 Stage performances:
Fridays, 7-9 p.m.
Monday- Thursday 7-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 8, 7:30-10 p.m.
Sunday, September 9, Rockstar Karaoke 4-5:30 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 15, Rockstar Karaoke 4:30-6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Background: The Cabarrus County Agricultural Fair began in 1953. The 2017 Cabarrus County Fair received nine awards form the International Association of Agricultural Fairs and Expos (IAFE) and three awards from the North Carolina Association of Agricultural Fairs.