Rowan County Fair 2019
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SCHEDULE FOR 2019

GATE ADMISSION $6.00 (children under 36 inches tall get in Free)
for information call 704-633-5632

FRIDAY 20-Sep


Open 4:00 pm
Rides: 5:30 - 11:00pm

4pm Gates Open
4pm Exhibit Halls Open
4pm-9pm Barn and Lazy 5 Petting Zoo Open
5:30pm Midway Opens
6pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
6pm Dairy Goat Dress-up
6:30pm Dairy Goat Showmanship
7pm Magic Show Under The Big Top
8pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
9pm Arial Acrobatics Show Under The Big Top
11pm Fair Closes


SATURDAY 21-Sep


Open 1:00 pm
Rides: 1:00 - 11:00pm

1pm Gates Open
1pm Midway and Exhibit Halsl Open
1pm-9pm Barn and Lazy 5 Petting Zoo Open
1pm Dairy Goat Show
3pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
4pm Arial Acrobatics Show Under The Big Top
6pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
7pm Magic Show Under The Big Top
8pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
9pm Arial Acrobatics Show Under The Big Top
11pm Fair Closes


SUNDAY 22-Sep


Open 1:00 pm
Rides: 1:00 - 10:00pm

Free Admission for Seniors, Military, Emergency Services Personel, and Boy Scouts in Uniform
Free Admission with donation of 4 canned goods, or a new toy.

PINEWOOD DERBY Opens for Racing Registration at NOON
Scouts in Uniform should enter through last gate on right, past FAIR MAIN & Fair OFFICE

1pm Gates Open
1pm Exhibit Halls and Midway Open
1pm Lazy 5 Petting Zoo Open
2pm Pinewood Derby Outlaw Race for Racers 18 years & Over
3pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
3:30pm Pinewood Derby Outlaw Race for Racers 11 years to 17 years old
4pm Arial Acrobatics Show Under The Big Top
5:00pm Pinewood Derby Race for Racers 10 years & Under
6pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
7pm Magic Show Under The Big Top
8pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
9pm Arial Acrobatics Show Under The Big Top
10pm Fair Closes

MONDAY 23-Sep


Open 4:00 pm
Rides: 5:30 - 10:00pm

MONTE-CAR-LOAD NIGHT
Up to 7 people who all arrive at fair in the same vehicle, and park in designated parking lots, receive admission to the fair, and armbands for every person (up to seven in car) for only $45

4pm Gates Open
4pm Exhibit Halls Open
4pm-9pm Barn and Lazy 5 Petting Zoo Open
5:30pm Midway Opens
6pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
6pm Junior Breeding Ewe Show
7pm Magic Show Under The Big Top
8pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
9pm Arial Acrobatics Show Under The Big Top
10pm Fair Closes

TUESDAY 24-Sep


Open 4:00 pm
Rides: 5:30 - 10:00pm

School Night- Students with Special School Tickets receive entry into the fair for $1.00 or (2) TWO Cans of Food. with tickets distributed at local schools. EACH Ride for $2.00 ONLY, or $25.00 for Unlimited Ride Armbands

4pm Gates Open
4pm Exhibit Halls Open
4pm-9pm Barn and Lazy 5 Petting Zoo Open
5:30pm Midway Opens
6pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
6pm Lamb and Goat Dress-up
6:15pm Junior Meat Goat Show and Showmanship
7pm Magic Show Under The Big Top
8pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
9pm Arial Acrobatics Show Under The Big Top
10pm Fair Closes

WEDNESDAY 25-Sep


Open 4:00 pm
Rides: 5:30 - 10:00pm

School Night- Students with Special School Tickets receive entry into the fair for $1.00 with tickets distributed at local schools.

4pm Gates Open
4pm Exhibit Halls Open
4pm-9pm Barn and Lazy 5 Petting Zoo Open
5:30pm Midway Opens
6pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
6pm Sheep Showmanship
6:30pm Market Lamb Show
7pm Magic Show Under The Big Top
8pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
9pm Arial Acrobatics Show Under The Big Top
10pm Fair Closes

THURSDAY 26-Sep


Open 4:00 pm
Rides: 5:30 - 10:00pm

4pm Gates Open
4pm Exhibit Halls Open
4pm-9pm Barn and Lazy 5 Petting Zoo Open
5:30pm Midway Opens
6pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
7pm Magic Show Under The Big Top
8pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
9pm Arial Acrobatics Show Under The Big Top
10pm Fair Closes

FRIDAY 27-Sep


Open 4:00 pm
Rides: 5:30 - 11:00pm

4pm Gates Open
4pm Exhibit Halls Open
4pm-9pm Barn and Lazy 5 Petting Zoo Open
5:30pm Midway Opens
6pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
6pm Dairy Cattle Dress-up
6:30pm Dairy Cattle Showmanship
7pm Magic Show Under The Big Top
8pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
9pm Arial Acrobatics Show Under The Big Top
11pm Fair Closes

SATURDAY 28-Sep


Open 1:00 pm
Rides: 1:00 - 11:00pm

1pm Gates Open
1pm Midway and Exhibit Halsl Open
1pm-9pm Barn and Lazy 5 Petting Zoo Open
1pm Dairy Cattle Show
3pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
4pm Arial Acrobatics Show Under The Big Top
6pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
7pm Magic Show Under The Big Top
8pm NOJOE and TooT's Clown Circus
9pm Arial Acrobatics Show Under The Big Top
11pm Fair Closes

Rowan County Fair, A Rich History

For over 65 years our friends, family and community have flocked to the fair in Rowan County.

In 1951 a group of Jaycees saw the need to establish a permanent facility for the agriculture community to show their ware. They also believed it would be a terrific educational experience for children in grades 1 through 12. Dave Clay, Henry Bernhardt and John Fisher headed up the project along with many others.

Ten Jaycees from Salisbury signed a bank note for $50,000 to get the project started. Dave Clay was named first Fair Manager, serving from 1954-1965. He was followed by Ligon Gillespie (1966-1972), Charles Roakes, Jr. (1973-1976), and Eric Ennis (1977-2007). 

Rowan County Fair, A Rich History

John Love is currently the Fair Manager. A list of those serving with Mr. Love is available below.

Many local fire departments and civic groups help construct the fairgrounds. Among these were Locke, Liberty and Miller Ferry Fire departments, Salisbury Optimist and Millbridge Ruritans. They manned a food booth for years; raising a major source of income they distributed within the community. Fairgoers still talk about the former Chicken & Dumplings served by these volunteers in previous years.

The Salisbury Jaycees started the fair association and brought in the Faith and Spencer Jaycees. Volunteers and Spencer Jaycees continue to run and organize this event; generating their main source of revenue used to support the community, projects and scholarship program. With the help of the community and farmers of Rowan County is one of the top fairs for cattle shows in the state. Without the help of our Jaycees, Local Farmers and Community Volunteers, we could not have a successful fair each year.

The Board and Jaycees care about the community, children and families residing in Rowan County.  The Board and Jaycees want to raise funds during the fair, to contribute back into the local community and businesses, because they want to help our County prosper and succeed.  The Board and Jaycees work hard, helping through individual volunteer hours of service, and having fun while accomplishing their goals.

So please come on out and support the Rowan County Agriculture and Industrial Fair.

Your attendance helps improve your community throughout Rowan County.

 

Board Members

Executive Board

Fair Manager: Johnny Love 

Secretary/Treasurer: Linda Spillman 

Exhibits Manager and Events Coordinator: Randall Barger

Grounds Manager: AJ Waller

Agricultural & Barn Coordinator: David Correll 


Fair Board

Robert Spillman
Richard Major
Randall Barger
Mandy Boger
Roger Boger
Robert Spillman
Lynne Purvis
Gregg Seaford
Susan McLemore 
Spencer Jaycees
Clay Boger


Fairground Rental

The Rowan County Fairgrounds can be rented out for private events, and we have facilities that can accommodate events of all sizes.

Family Reunions to Music Concerts... Indoors or Outdoors... Rowan County Fairgrounds can host your event.

All events are subject to approval by the Rowan County Board, and must have all required permits for operation etc.

For more information contact Randall Barger at 704-640-2326, or contact us by email by clicking here...

Fairground Rental

Be a Vendor at the Fairgrounds

During the year we are delighted to offer various events at the Rowan County Fairgrounds, and for most of these events we invite vendors to participate.

Please note: We offer a strict "first come - first served" policy, and at most events space is subject to limited availability, so we urge you to book your space early to avoid missing out on these fabulous opportunities.


Be a Vendor at the Fairgrounds

2019 ROWAN COUNTY FAIR VENDOR CONTRACTS

Events at the Fairgrounds

November 2019

November 2nd Chicken Show

November 9th and 10th CBA Bike andSwap Meet

For more details see charlottecba.org/swapmeet.html

November 16th and 17th FairgroundFleamarket Antique and Yard Sale


November 2019

December 2019

December 7th Craft Show 

Vendor Information Click Here

More info call 704-640-2326 Randall Barger

December 14th and 15th FairgroundFleamarket Antiques and Yard Sale (possible)



We'd Love to Hear from You

How to contact us:

By Mail - 

1560 Julian Rd,
Salisbury, NC 28146

By Phone - 

Tel: 704-640-2326

By Email - 

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