From the North Carolina Mountain State Fair to horse shows and large scale conferences, the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, NC is always jam-packed with fun for all ages. You can attend everything from trade shows to livestock events. With events big and small, there is something for everyone to enjoy all year round!
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Best Events Held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
Mountain State Fair
Let’s start with the Mountain State Fair. Held in early September in Fletcher NC, it celebrates people, agriculture, art and tradition. The mission is “to create unique experiences at an exceptional value in a safe, clean environment that is accessible to all.” The NC Mountain State Fair celebrated 20 years in 2013 with record-breaking attendance, and is expected to be even bigger this year. The 20th annual fair entertained 191,596 people at the 10-day attraction. That’s the highest turnout since 2007. Make sure you attend this fun-filled event in Fletcher, NC!
Wee Trade Consignment Sale
But if you’re not into the great outdoors, how about some shopping? Coming up soon in Fletcher NC is a Wee Trade Consignment Sale on February 15-16 and February 21-22. You can shop strollers, nursery furniture, clothing and toys. It’s all about families helping families, but there will also be maternity items, women’s shoes, handbags and accessories. Last but not least, you can catch Indoor Motorcross on January 31 and February 1 and a Mountain RV, Boat and Recreation Show from February 7-9.
More Fun Events
But there are many more events taking place throughout the year. They will take place in the McGough Arena, Davis Event Center, Expo Building, Boone Building, Livestock Sales Arena, or on the Fairgrounds.
- Asheville Quilt Guild: Late September
- Ashville Gun & Knife Show: Early October
- Fall Harvest Days: Mid October
- Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair: Late October
- Johnson’s Log Home and Timber Frame Show: Early November
- ‘Tis the Season Holiday Fair: Late November
- Vintage Market Days: Early December
Stay at the Orchard Inn
With all of these great events, we’ll be surprised if something doesn’t strike your fancy. If you’d like to visit Fletcher. NC, we at the Orchard Inn would be happy to help you plan your trip! There are a variety of packages for you to choose from to help enhance your vacation with us; head to the course for some golfing at one of the best and oldest clubs around town, go on an adventure in North Carolina, or set the mood for a special occasion with your loved one! Then, check availability at the Orchard Inn and book a wonderful getaway!