Dixie Classic Fair 2012

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October 8, 2011
Winston Salem NC

Some time around 2008 or 2009, I came down to North Carolina in October on my hunt to find a job. I stopped in Winston Salem and kept seeing signs for ‘Fair Traffic’. I asked someone standing at the counter what kind of fair, what it was like, etc. and they told me about the Dixie Classic Fair, a large Fair the city hosts every year. After looking it up online, it really piqued my interest.

In 2010, I had planned to go to the fair, but because of different circumstances, and being out of town on a roller coaster trip, I ended up not going. But for 2011, I was determined. I had driven by the fair when I was working in Winston Salem one day on my way to work, and it looked like a lot of fun. So this year I made time to go.

The Dixie Classic Fair was huge. Well, for me anyways. The largest fair I’d been to previously was the West Virginia State Fair, which was large enough. But it seemed that every time I turned a corner at the Dixie Classic Fair, I was walking down a whole new midway. I decided to go up for Saturday afternoon. I’d forgotten that there was a home game for Wake Forest on the 2nd Saturday of the Fair, meaning there was limited parking. I was parked in traffic for quite some time before I lucked out. I made my way up to the Fairgrounds and paid to get in.

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