The 2019 Fair Is Just Around the Corner!
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It’s almost time for the Swain County Agricultural Fair and we have some good news for you. Admission into the fair is free and parking for the event is free! And even more good news is the new restroom facility has been installed and is ready at the fairgrounds – this means no more portable toilets.
A few highlights of the Swain County Agricultural Fair include entertainment by local musicians and cloggers. Take a seat under the entertainment tent to listen and to have a break from the warm temperatures.
There’s a whirlwind of fun for kids with a bounce house, old-fashioned fair games, sheep bingo, livestock shows, and a 4-H Archery demonstration.
Also featured this year, we will have antique tractors, local food and craft vendors, and educational booths.
Be sure to bring along some extra cash to help support the local vendors, to purchase food and drinks or to play fair games.
This year’s fair continues to be a celebration of local agricultural traditions as demonstrated through the livestock shows. There is still time to enter the 4-H Open Livestock poultry, rabbit, market lamb, market steer, and beef heifer shows for youth ages between 8 and 18. The entry deadline is Friday, August 9.
The Swain County Fair provides the perfect excuse to try out quilting and canning or to show off your green thumb or garden’s bounty. Youth can also make a statement with their artistic creations.
Quilt entries and food preservation entries must be received between Monday, August 12 and August 13 during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County office. Quilt and canning entries will be judged before the fair and displayed with the winning ribbons at the fair.
Honey product entries are due on either Friday, August 16 at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or on August 17 between 8 and 10 a.m. at the Swain County Fairgrounds.
Farm products must be entered on Saturday, August 17 between 8 and 9 a.m. at the Swain County Fairgrounds.
The Youth Division categories include clothing, art, crafts, collections, and photography. All entries must be received on August 13 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. or August 14 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County office.
We look forward to seeing you at the Swain County Agricultural Fair on Saturday, August 17 from noon until 6 p.m. at 1130 Hyatt Creek Rd., Bryson City, N.C. For more detailed information about the fair, visit the Swain County website or call the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County office at (828) 488-3848.