Happy New Year from the staff of the WNC Ag Center, home of the N.C. Mountain State Fair. We're excited about 2009 with new construction projects that will greatly improve our facility and add to the fair and other events on the grounds.
The new Arts and Crafts Building is under construction with footings poured and foundation work underway. This beautiful log building is going up adjacent to NC 280 and will be a great facility to showcase the mountain crafts during the fair. During non-fair times this 4,615 square-foot building will be available for rent for meetings, weddings and receptions, family reunions and more. The building should be ready just in time for the 2009 fair.
Also in the lower portion of the fairgrounds look for the new Expo Building which will house numerous livestock shows and events. This building will be erected just below the hill in the current gravel parking lot. We'll eventually move Barns E and F to this area to consolidate livestock operations and improve parking for the Davis Arena.
And speaking of the Davis Arena, we're in the planning phase of major renovations to this building which will include enclosing the open sides, adding office space and more. If this isn't good enough news, look for a facelift to the McGough Arena with improved seating, restrooms, sound and ventilation.
Contact Robin Singleton at the WNC Ag Center at (828) 687-1414 x200 if you're looking for commercial rental space with loads of free parking easily accessible from I-26, I-40 and just across the road from the Asheville Airport.