Fall means one thing in central North Carolina- fair time. There are a ton of festivals and agricultural fairs taking place over the next few weeks, and it all kicks off with the Davidson County Agricultural Fair.
The Davidson County Agricultural Fair is sponsored by the Lexington Kiwanis Club, and benefits the summer camp Kamp Kiwanis. All the usual fair favorites are there, from funnel cake to the Ferris Wheel. It isn’t all games and rides, though. All week long, you can enter the fairgrounds before 4 p.m. without a ticket, and take advantage of breakfast and lunch from one of the local civic groups.
Tuesday afternoon, I stopped by the booth for the Welcome Civitans, a civic group that’s helped those in need in the Welcome community for forty years. The Davidson County fair is their primary fundraiser, raising money for all their yearly activities.
The Welcome Civitans offered burgers, corndogs, chili, and chicken tenders, along with delicious homemade desserts from group members’ wives (I sampled chocolate cobbler and blackberry cobbler—yum!), all for really reasonable prices. The other booths in the line offered similar fare, so the choice comes down to who you most want to support. But with prices so good, you could sample a little something from everyone.
Though the fair’s rides and exhibition hall are closed during the daytime, the barns are open, so after lunch feel free to take a stroll to see the animals.
There’s lots of fun to be had at the Davidson County Agricultural Fair, and over the course of this week we’ll have more profiles of the great activities and people you can find there.
For more fair photos, please visit us at The Lexingtonian FB page.