SCHEDULE | Dixie Classic Fair Opens Friday With Four New Rides

Dixie Classic Fair Set Up

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Get ready for the cotton candy, the funnel cakes, the fair games and of course the rides!

RelatedIncreased Safety Measures in Place for Dixie Classic Fair

The Dixie Classic Fair opens on Friday and with it four new rides including the Bear Affair, Jumbos, Magic Carpet, and Paddle Boats.

Fair workers have started to unload the Strates Show Train to put up the rides and games.

"If you would've come here 10 days ago there was nothing but a parking lot. And come Friday, something magical will happen," said George Weston, the General manager of the Strates Show traveling carnival. "This is the real deal. I call it the jewel of the south."

But before he can welcome thousands of visitors on Friday, the rides have to pass a series of safety inspections.

"North Carolina has some of the strictest safety inspections of any state in the United States. All of the rides have to be 100 percent in compliance," Weston explained.

The fair worked on its own inspections Tuesday and the Department of Labor starts inspecting Wednesday.

"We check to make sure safety features are in place, that the stop buttons work, and there's no unusual noise or vibrations on the ride," Weston said.

Weston said they will conduct similar safety checks on rides every morning before opening.

The Dixie Classic Fair is celebrating 135 years this year. It’s the second-largest attended agricultural fair in the state.

The fair opens on Friday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m.

The 2017 Dixie Classic Fair schedule is below. Fireworks by Zambelli launch nightly at 9:45 p.m.

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Friday, September 29 – Opening Day
11:00 am - Gates, Exhibit Halls and Midway - Strates Shows Open
10:00 pm - Exhibit Halls Close
11:00 pm - Fairgrounds Close

Saturday, September 30 and Sunday October 1:
9:00 am - Gates, Exhibit Halls and Midway - Strates Shows Open
10:00 pm - Exhibit Halls Close
11:00 pm - Fairgrounds Close

Monday October 2: City of Winston Salem/107.5 KZL Unlimited Ride Discount Day & School Day
9:00 am - School Day (Preschool - 5th Grade)
11:00 am - Gates, Exhibit Halls and Midway - Strates Shows Open to The Public
10:00 pm - Exhibit Halls Close
11:00 pm - Fairgrounds Close

Tuesday, October 3: City of Winston Salem/107.5 KZL Unlimited Ride Discount Day & Senior Adult Day
9:00 am - Senior Adult Day
11:00 am - Gates, Midway - Strates Shows Open to The Public
10:00 pm - Exhibit Halls Close
11:00 pm - Fairgrounds Close

Wednesday, October 4: Special Education Day & Crisis Control Ministry Food Day
9:00 am - Special Education Day
11:00 am - Gates, Exhibit Halls, and Midway - Strates Shows Open
10:00 pm - Exhibit Halls Close
11:00 pm - Fairgrounds Close

Thursday, October 5: Military Appreciation Day 
City of Winston Salem/107.5 KZL Unlimited Ride Discount Day
11:00 am - Gates, Exhibit Halls, Midway - Strates Shows Open
10:00 pm - Exhibit Halls Close 11:00 pm - Fairgrounds Close

Friday, October 6:
11:00 am - Gates, Exhibit Halls, Midway - Strates Shows Open
10:00 pm - Exhibit Halls Close
11:00 pm - Fairgrounds Close

Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8: Family Fun Day at the Fair
9:00 am - Gates, Exhibit Halls and Midway - Strates Shows Open
10:00 pm - Exhibit Halls Close
11:00 pm - Fairgrounds Close

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