Take a spin

Cabarrus County Fair runs September 8-16

Sept. 6, 2017 – The Cabarrus County Fair will open its gates for the 2017 season on Friday, September 8, and run through Saturday, September 16, at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, Concord, off Hwy 49.
Nothing Compares, the theme of this year’s event, invites you to explore the Fair beyond the midway. The Fair features a butterfly encounter, which sits alongside crowd favorites, like the petting zoo, livestock displays, sand castle carving, milking booth and educational exhibits.
Live performances include karaoke on Sunday nights, local bands, The Firefighter Training Show, Barnyard Cackle Review, Ackmonster’s Chainsaw Art, Robinson’s Racing Pigs, and Rockin’ A Ranch Petting Zoo.
Watch live demonstrations from local beekeepers, Master Gardeners, wood turners, and stop by the open forge fire for sustainable living demonstrations and view local farm equipment on display.
Gate admission to the fair is $7.50 for ages 12-64, $5.35 for ages 65+ and those with military ID, $3.25 for ages 6-11 and ages 5 and younger admitted free. Parking is free. All transactions at the Fair are cash only. ATMs are located at the main gate and throughout the midway, but do carry a surcharge.
2017 Gate Specials (rides not included): NIK_6218.jpg

  • Saturday, September 9 – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    Free General Gate Admission for all from 1 p.m.-3 p.m., only.
  • Sunday, September 10 – Cooperative Christian Ministries Canned Food Drive
    Free General Gate Admission for all from 1-3 p.m. with any brand of four canned food items per adult and two canned food items per child. 
  • Tuesday, September 12 – School Education Night
    Receive $1 off General Gate Admission when you show off your school spirit by wearing your favorite grade school to college attire. 
  • Thursday, September 14 – Salute to Seniors Night
    Admission price of $4.30 for seniors ages 65 and older from 4-6 p.m., only. Price includes sales tax.
  • Catch the Fair for free on Fridays
    Present your high school football ticket stub at the gate after the game on Friday, September 8 and 15, only, and get free gate admission for the corresponding evening.
The fair is open on weekdays from 4-10 p.m.; Saturdays from 1-11 p.m.; and Sunday 1-10 p.m.
Cabarrus County Transportation Service (CCTS) provides complimentary parking lot shuttle van service for the satellite parking lots during the weekends. Satellite parking lots are only operational on weekends and CCTS vans run at specified hours.
2017 Shuttle Van Service Schedule:
Saturday, September 9, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Sunday, September 10, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Friday, September 15, 6 p.m.-12 a.m.
Saturday, September 16, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
For more information about the fair, including entertainment, tickets or times, visit www.cabarruscountyfair.com.
Like the fair at www.facebook.com/cabarruscountyfair for fair trivia, prizes and updates. If you’re tweeting from the fair, remember to tag @cabarrusfair.