You’ll Have a Blast at the NC Mountain State Fair

There are a few things in life that bring back an instant feeling of nostalgia, but the NC Mountain State Fair is one of them. You’ll instantly be transported back to your childhood as soon as you see the towering Ferris wheel and take in the aroma of fair foods. Every September, this highly anticipated fair combines agriculture, art, and tradition to create 10 days of fun!

Everything You Need to Know About the NC Mountain State Fair

The NC Mountain State Fair is 10 days of fun! Their fairgrounds are just a half hour away from Orchard Inn, and you might even want to go back multiple times throughout your stay. More than 180,000 people attend this annual event, and when you go, you’ll see why! It’s fun for all ages and even makes a fun, unique date for you and your sweetheart. 

Eat Your Heart Out 

Make sure to go to the NC Mountain State Fair with an empty stomach! The food stands are full of everything from classic fair cuisine to dishes you’ve never heard of before. Select from traditional fair food like funnel cakes and candy apples to crazy concoctions like emu burgers and guava-filled churros. Don’t settle for just one delectable snack; eat your way around the fair to experience as much as possible! Foodie tip: Check out the 50+ food vendors and start planning where you’ll eat. 


You will never be bored at the NC Mountain State Fair. There is entertainment everywhere you look! Relax by one of the stages and listen to some live music as you munch on your fair food, or schedule your day of fun around one of the shows. See Kenya Safari Acrobats, sea lion stunts, and more! 

Every year, you can see some of your favorite acts from previous fairs with a few new shows sprinkled in. Between all the entertainment, don’t forget to go on a carnival ride or two. You’ll feel like a kid again when you ride to the top of the Ferris wheel with your sweetheart! 

Bring Home Some North Carolina Memorabilia

If you wanted to, you could easily do an entire year’s worth of shopping at the NC Mountain State Fair. The air-conditioned Chevrolet Event Center is a shopper’s paradise! Here, you can find everything from a new mattress to the latest as-seen-on-TV items. The Mountain Heritage Circle section of the site offers local items such as colorful needlework, basket weaving, handcrafted jewelry and more. Imagine going back to charming western North Carolina every time you look at your uniquely crafted piece on display!

Book Your Getaway Today

Are you thinking of attending the NC Mountain State Fair this year? Book your stay at Orchard Inn! Our mountain retreat is only a half-hour away, so it’s an easy drive to get to the fair. Wake up, enjoy your homemade breakfast, and head right to the fair. Browse our accommodations to start planning your getaway. We can’t wait to host you! 

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