randy everetteHickory – This year’s theme is “Let’s Have Fun.” This year our gate admission prices have not changed. It is with pride that the Hickory American Legion Fair can offer the quality of entertainment that the public is accustomed to without raising the price. All ticket prices include parking fee. See our ad on page 17 this week for special pricing. However, the general guidelines for ticket prices is: under age 6, free; age 7-17, $5; age 18 & over, $7. Fair closes at 11:30pm.

Be sure to walk through the Craft Barn. This year we have moved things around.

There is also a new area that is donated to the youth of our area. We now have a Juniors Department that groups the items that anyone 15 years and younger may enter. Area includes baked goods, sewing, agriculture, etc.

Check out the Livestock Barn area. Take the children to see the cows, goats, sheep, and hogs! You must leave strollers outside of the barn per NC Health Association.

Of course, then we have the entertainment. Last year they were such a big hit, we are bring back the Motorcycle Madness Freestyle Stunt Show. This year they will be doing stunts with 4-Wheelers, also. See these people do all kinds of tricks and enjoy the riding skills from the grandstand. Mike Bishop, Hypnotist, will be on the small stage beside Fair Office. He always involves the audience in some fun.dakota and friends

We will have Dakota And Friends, a dinosaur entertainment for the children.  Randy Everette, the chainsaw artist will be back. Some of his items will be auctioned off on Monday evening at 6:00 pm.  Team Rock, USA National Champion Extreme Breaking Team is an extreme breaking team that includes boards and blocks and various items.

Gravity Check Juggling will be juggling and having fun with all kinds of cool things. These guys are local, coming from Morganton, NC.

Circle “C” Petting Zoo will be back as well as the Hogway Speedway.

Be sure and visit our Exhibit Hall with all kinds of vendors.gravitycheck

Also, be sure and check out the Veterans Wall where over 600 photographs of area veterans are displayed. Would you like a photo of your loved one on our wall?  Contact us through our website: www.hickoryfair.com or call the Hickory American Legion Post #48 at: 828-466-6006.

Hickory American Legion Fair, 1127 Conover Blvd. W, Newton, NC, 28658. 828.464.5433.

Once again, come visit us at the Hickory American Legion Fair. Where there are rides, entertainment and always the FOOD! With fun for all!

Photos: Randy Everette; Dakota and Friends, Gravity Check Juggling