Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cane Creek and Dona's Bow to open bluegrass concert tonight

The Bluegrass concert of the year will take place in the McGough Arena tonight with The Travelin McCourys and Tony Rice headlining the show, with Cane Creek from Fairview and Dona's Bow from Asheville opening the concert. Doors will open at 5:30, with music beginning at 6. Admission for the concert is only $5 and the show is INDOORS!!! Paved parking and fair admission of $5 in addition to concert ticket make this show a bargain!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Don't be sheepish--Come on out to the fair!

A great Saturday and Sunday in store to wrap-up the 2009 NC Mountain State Fair, with tons to see and do despite the damp weather. Come see the animals, eat some great tasty food, check out the exhibits, visit with the crafters in the new Virginia Boone Mountain Heritage Center and more. Visit for the complete schedule. And don't forget the bluegrass concert of the year tomorrow night when The Travelin McCourys and Tony Rice take the stage at 7:30 for an amazing $5!

Friday, September 18, 2009

A fabulous Friday at the fair

Don't let a little rain put a damper on your 2009 NC Mountain State Fair plans! Today is Senior Citizen Day with seniors getting in free all day. And if you like to ride---make plan to be here tonight from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. for the Friday Night Stampede when admission and unlimited rides are just $18. There's plenty to see indoors, with the two new buildings full of arts, crafts, competitive exhibits, flowers and more. Visit for more!

Hyatt tribute a moving experience...

Last night's bluegrass jam session in honor of Ms. Neila Hyatt was a "moving" experience in every sense of the word. Ms. Hyatt has been hosting an open session at her house in Asheville for more than half a century, and last night she brought that session to the Mountain State Fair. Dozens of musicians and fans showed up to pay tribute to a lady who has done so much for bluegrass, and music in general, in western North Carolina. Right away it was easy to see just how many people have been affected by her generosity, from musicians who have formed bands after meeting at her house to those who have found refuge in the fellowship shared each Thursday with Ms. Hyatt. And once the music started, it wasn't long before people in the audience started moving their feet. There were covers of bluegrass classics and original material written especially for the occasion. On stage, people came and went with instruments in hand, and many shared their fond memories and appreication for Ms. Hyatt. It was both an inspiring and entertaining event.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

What a special Thursday!!!

Combine one-price rides (wristbands) with a great gospel concert (33 Miles)and a killer bluegrass jam session on the Mountain Music Stage from 7-9 and you've got a great night of fair fun at the 2009 NC Mountain State Fair!

Wristbands are only $18, fair admission is only $5 and the 33 Miles concert is only $5 too. And the bluegrass jam is free!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bring five cans, get in free!!!

Today is Ingles Day at the 2009 NC Mountain State Fair. Bring five cans of Laura Lynn brand canned food and exchange them for a free gate ticket. All the food collected goes to MANNA Food Bank to fight hunger in western NC.

Randy Houser in concert tonight w/opening act

Come on out to the 2009 NC Mountain State Fair this evening for a great evening of music. Doors will open at 5:30 in the McGough Arena with Lee Travis and the Bounty Hunters opening for Randy Houser. And all this for just $5 plus your fair admission of $5 or less. And tonight begins the bluegrass band competition on the Mountain Music Stage from 7-9.