Haywood County Fair returns, Balsam Range headlines

The Haywood County Fair will run Aug. 20-26, at the Haywood County Fairgrounds.

With an array of food and craft vendors, live entertainment, contest, farm animal exhibit and carnival rides, the beloved Western North Carolina pastime returns with gusto.

Feature events include the opening ceremony community concert (Aug. 21, 6 p.m.), variety show (Aug. 22, 5 p.m.), firefighters competition (Aug. 22, 6 p.m.), New Generation Jamboree (Aug. 23, 5 p.m.), HCC Timber Sports Team show (Aug. 23, 6 p.m.), Haywood County FFA BBQ (Aug. 24, 3 p.m.), Heritage Hoedown (Aug. 24, 5 p.m.), horse pull (Aug. 24, 12:30 p.m.), tractor pull (Aug. 24, 6 p.m.), horseshoe tournament (Aug. 25, 1:30 p.m.) and the Smoky Mountain Jubilee closing ceremonies with bluegrass group Balsam Range (Aug. 25, 2 p.m.)

The fair opens at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 for acceptance of fair exhibits. The festivities officially open to the public at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Parking is $2.

www.haywoodcountyfairgrounds.org.

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