Music, animals and fun return to Haywood fair

art haywoodfairThe 2014 Haywood County Fair will be held Aug. 19-24 at the Haywood County Fairgrounds in Lake Junaluska.

Bingo will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Apple Orchard Building. Just a few of the door prizes include restaurant and automotive gift certificates, pottery, jewelry, crafts, and silk flower arrangements. All proceeds raised will go back into the Haywood County Fairgrounds maintenance and upkeep. 828.712.3458.

The New Generation Jamboree will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Event features performances by McKayla Reece, Productive Paranoia, Ginny McAfee, Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) and more. 

A K-9 demonstration with Haywood County’s law enforcement agencies will be showcased at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in the Great Smokies Arena. K-9 units present will be the Canton Police Department, Haywood County Sheriff’s Office, Maggie Valley Police Department and Waynesville Police Department with their handlers. Illicit items will be hidden and then the dogs will work to locate them.

The County Fair Spelling Bee will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in the Apple Orchard Event Center. The event will begin with elementary level, then middle and high school levels will follow immediately after. Interested students should contact the Cooperative Extension Office at 828.456.3575. Home-schooled and private school children, as well as public school students are all encouraged to participate. Admission is free.

A cake walk will be held at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in the Dogwood Building. The walk itself will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue until all cakes are won or until completion of the walk. Any remaining cakes will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.  There will be a professional and amateur category and we will award a prize to the Best of Show. A prize will be awarded in the amateur category. Anyone may enter the walk at a cost of $1 per walk. All proceeds will benefit the Haywood County Fairgrounds. 828.627.0919 or 828.456.3575.

Gospel singing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in the Apple Orchard Event Center. Featured at that time will be Old Friends, Faith Under Fire, and The Inmans. The event is free. 

The Naturally Breathtaking Miss and Mister Haywood Beauty Pageant will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. 704.798.3739 or 704.242.2601 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

The Youth Talent Show will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. Children and youth of all ages are eligible to participate. Public school students, private school students, and home-schooled students are all invited to be a part of this special event. Individuals and group performances are all welcomed as is a wide and varied array of Haywood County’s youth talent. 828.456.3575 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

The Heritage Hoedown will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. Performances by Whitewater Bluegrass Company, Soldier’s Heart, Hill Country Band, Ross Brothers and more. An array of clogging groups will also be performing during the shows.

The Smoky Mountain Jubilee will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. Performances by Eddie Rose & Highway 40, The Trantham Family Band and Lorraine Conard Band. or 828.456.3575.

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