Central Carolina Fair

The Central Carolina Fair will light up the sky around the Greensboro Coliseum Complex once again this fall.

fair_2016_logo_smallLocation: Greensboro Coliseum Parking Lot 

Tickets: $6. Seniors, college students and military (with valid ID)
and patrons under 42’’ - FREE.

Unlimited Ride Wristbands --$26 (individual ride tickets also available)

After 8 p.m. on each Saturday--$32 (includes admission plus unlimited ride wristband

Featuring spectacular rides from Michael's Amusements, carnival food and games, musical entertainment and attractions for all ages, the 118th annual edition of the Central Carolina Fair will begin Friday, September 9 and run through Sunday, September 18.

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Central Carolina Fair Schedule

Friday, Sept. 9*, 5–11 p.m. (gates close at 10 p.m.)
Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (gates close at 10 p.m.)
Sunday, Sept. 11*, 1-10 p.m. (gates close at 9 p.m.)
Monday, Sept. 12 - Thurs, Sept. 15, 5 –10 p.m. (gates close at 9 p.m.)
Friday, Sept. 16*, 5–11 p.m. (gates close at 10 p.m.)
Saturday, Sept. 17,  11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (gates close at 10 p.m.)
Sunday, Sept. 18*, 12-9 p.m.

*FREE ADMISSION on Fridays (Sept. 9 & 16) and Sundays (Sept. 11 & 18)  


Check out live music at the fair! 

La Batalla (Battle of the Bands)

download.pngSunday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. 
White Oak Amphitheatre
presented by La Ley

Free concert and Fair admission.

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Dru Hill

qmg_logo_2016_small.jpgThursday, Sept. 15, 8 p.m.
White Oak Amphitheatre
presented by 97.1 WQMG

Concert is free with paid Fair admission ($6 adult)

druhill_fair_2016.jpgFounded in 1992 as "14K Harmony," the group, discovered by manager Kevin Peck, evolved to become "Dru Hill" in 1996, engraving itself into the legacy of R&B music and bringing a dynamic sound to the ever-changing industry. Known for hits like "Tell Me," "In My Bed," "Never Make a Promise," and "How Deep Is Your Love," the group has given the world music for the ages. As the dynamic quartet gears up to celebrate their 20th Anniversary, it’s clear that they’ve just gotten started. In celebration of their journey thus far, the group has exciting surprises in store for its expanding fan base everywhere. Recording new material and continuously performing at sold-out venues around the globe, Dru Hill continues to solidify its legacy as one of the greatest groups of all time.

Skid Row & Fuel

manup_logo_2016_fair.jpgSaturday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m.
White Oak Amphitheatre
presented by The Triad's 105.7 Man Up!

Concert is free with paid Fair admission ($6 adult)


skid_row_2016_fair.jpgHard rock icons Skid Row formed in New Jersey in 1986. The band enjoyed a huge run of success l in the late 1980s and early 1990s including two multi-platinum certified albums – Skid Row and Slave to the Grind, the latter of which reached number one on the Billboard 200. The band’s long list of hit songs includes  “Youth Gone Wild”, “I Remember You”, “18 and Life” , “We Are The Damned”, “Monkey Business”, and “Let’s Go”. The band’s most recent release is 2014’s Rise of the Damnation Army - United World Rebellion: Chapter Two.

fuel_2016_fair.jpgFuel burst on the national music in 1998 with the release of their critically lauded, debut album Sunburn, with the massive hit single “Shimmer”. Their second album Something Like Human took the band to a new level of stardom, hitting multi-platinum status driven by the singles “Innocent” and “Hemorrhage”, which remained at No. 1 for 10 weeks. In 2014 Fuel released Puppet Strings, on MRI/Red. Catapulted by the first single, the driving, hypnotic “Soul To Preach To”, the album entered the Billboard rock charts at #1.

Festival El Grito

la-raza-logo.pngSunday, Sept. 18, 12 p.m.
White Oak Amphitheatre
presented by La Raza 98.3

Free concert and Fair admission

Event includes live music, food vendors and events on Amphitheathre lawn.



mcyintyre.pngMcIntyre Family Circus

The 2016 Central Carolina Fair midway will include daily performances from The McIntyre Family Circus.

The famous traveling troupe has been thrilling crowds for years with its incredible highwire aerial acts.

Petting zoo smallpngCrossroads Farms Animal Exhibit

The Central Carolina Fair animal exhibit will be set up in the Midway. Featuring exotic and traditional farm animals and pony rides, the animal exhibit is always one of the most popular attractions for fairgoers young and old.  

*please note that due to the ongoing construction of The Fieldhouse (formerly The Pavilion), this year's Central Carolina Fair will not include the Guilford County 4-H competitive exhibit display area.