2017 Cabarrus County Fair Visitor’s Guide – September 8-16

September 6, 2017

Nothing compares to the Cabarrus County Fair!

This classic fall event features more than just funnel cakes and a Ferris wheel. Held in the home of racing country, the CabCo Fair is known for fast rides, Robinson’s Racing Pigs, and like a lot of other spots around town, you may even catch a NASCAR driver or two competing against the crowd for a new goldfish.

The Cabarrus County Agricultural Fair began back in 1953 and for decades has been a gathering place for creative minds, thrill seekers and those looking to enjoy the local culture. CabarrusCountyFair.com is complete with a countdown ticker and all the details, but we’ve broken down the basics below to help you get to that cotton candy a little quicker.

Live Music & Entertainment
Over 40 thrilling rides and more than 30 games fill the midway with all the sights and sounds of an adventure to remember! Dazzling lights and giant stuffed prizes line the walkways as riders whiz through the air.  Get your tickets and then fulfill your need for speed! Once you hop off the roller coasters, grab a snack and find a seat by the stage to enjoy some musical entertainment. The full line up is available online, but acts including Jennifer Alvarado and Moore Brothers are scheduled to rock the crowd.

Fair Food at its Finest
From fried Oreos and ice cream to corn dogs, roasted corn and sausage sandwiches, the food at

the 2017 Cabarrus County Fair is deliciously extensive. There is no shortage of the classic fair food with vendors like Jacob and Mabrey’s Gourmet Cotton Candy, and Kilwin’s Chocolate and Fudge. If you’re looking for a departure from the sugar overload, check out Gus’s Greek Foods and Atlantic Concessions Seafood. Grab a cup of classic fair lemonade to wash it all down!

Beyond the Midway
Camels, pigs, and zebras, oh my! Rockin’ A Ranch Petting Zoo and Robinson’s Racing Pigs set up the perfect encounter with some friendly animals. Entertainers like Ackmonster’s Chainsaw Art and Sandscapes sand castle carving appeal to the eye while education isn’t left out. Explore a butterfly encounter, petting zoo, livestock displays and so much more. Watch live demonstrations from the local beekeepers, Master Gardeners, wood turners and stop by the open forge fire for sustainable living demonstrations.

Fair Fast Facts
The fair is held at Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Concord. For GPS, use 4551 Old Airport Road Concord, NC 28025. Parking is free, and all transactions are cash only. General Gate admission is $7.50 (ages 12-64), $5.35 for ages 65+ and those with military ID, $3.25 for ages 6-11, and ages 5 and younger are admitted free.

The 2016 Cabarrus County Fair received 21 awards from the International Association of Agricultural Fairs and Expos (IAFE) and three awards from the NC Association of Agricultural Fairs. So grab your crew and head to Concord, North Carolina for an award-winning county fair experience!

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