Central Carolina Fair
The 117th annual Central Carolina Fair will light up the sky around the Greensboro Coliseum Complex once again this fall. Featuring spectacular rides, carnival food and games, hundreds of exhibits by local 4H groups and wholesome family entertainment and attractions for all ages, the 117th annual edition of the Central Carolina Fair will begin Friday, September 11 and run through Sunday, September 20.
Advance tickets for the Fair will go on sale Friday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com and the Greensboro Coliseum box office. A special advance ticket offer, available until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, includes one Fair admission and one unlimited ride wristband good for any single day of the Fair for $25 (a 20% savings off prices at the gate). Fair admission passes (without ride wristband) are also available in advance for $6.
Six dollar Fair admission tickets also include admission to White Oak Amphitheatre on select nights for concerts by national recording artists including 98.7 SIMON presents Tone Loc & John Waite (Friday, Sept. 11), 97.1 WQMG presents Doug E. Fresh & Jagged Edge (Saturday, Sept. 12), 93.1 The Wolf ‘Hometown Throwdown’ featuring Parmalee with special guests Chris Janson, Lauren Alaina & Lucy Angel (Sunday, Sept. 13) and Rock 92 presents Night Ranger (Friday, Sept. 18).
117th ANNUAL CENTRAL CAROLINA FAIR SCHEDULE
Friday, Sept. 11
5 p.m. – 11 p.m. (gates close at 10 p.m.)
7 p.m. - Tone Loc & John Waite
Saturday, Sept. 12
11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (gates close at 10 p.m.)
7 p.m. – Jagged Edge & Doug E. Fresh
Sunday, Sept. 13
1 p.m. – 10 p.m. (gates close at 9 p.m.)
3:30 p.m. - Parmalee with special guests Chris Janson, Lauren Alaina & Lucy Angel
Monday, Sept. 14 - Thurs, Sept. 17
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (gates close at 9 p.m.)
Friday, Sept. 18
5 p.m. – 11 p.m. (gates close at 10 p.m.)
8 p.m. – Night Ranger
Saturday, Sept. 19
11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (gates close at 10 p.m.)
Sunday, Sept. 20
1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Regular Admission - $6
Seniors, college students and military (with valid ID)and patrons under 42’’ - FREE.
Unlimited Ride Wristbands - $25 (individual ride tickets also available)
After 8 p.m. on each Saturday - $25 (includes admission plus unlimited ride wristband
MIDWAY & ATTRACTIONS
The 2015 midway will be filled with spectacular rides and shows courtesy of Michael's Amusements. Along with carnival games and a mouth watering selection of Fair foods, a thrilling selection of spectacular rides awaiting fairgoers. In addition, a dedicated area of traditional “kiddie” rides will be available for young children.
Central Carolina Fair 4H Competitive Exhibits
The Central Carolina Fair exhibition area will again be organized and operated by Guilford County 4-H leaders and include over 500 exhibits. The exhibit area will be located in the Central Carolina Fair Pavilion as hundreds of prizes will be awarded for entries in dozens of agriculture and horticulture categories, baked goods, arts and crafts and antiques.
The Circus Smile Show
Circus Smile is presented by the Christiani family. With a rich history dating back from the 1840s to the present, the Christiani family has been featured in countless major circuses and events around the world.
Sandhills Rabbit Show
Returning to the Central Carolina Fair will be the popular Sandhills Rabbit Show. Award winning rabbits will be on display in the Pavilion throughout the Fair’s 10-day run.
Crossroads 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.
The 2015 Central Carolina Fair will feature concerts from an exciting variety of national recording artists. All of the shows listed below will be held at White Oak Amphitheatre and are free with paid $6 Fair admission. Seating is general admission.
98.7 SIMON presents Tone Loc & John Waite
Friday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.
Fair Gates open at 5 p.m.; White Oak Amphitheatre gates open at 6 p.m.
Born Anthony Smith, Tone Loc soared from obscurity into pop stardom in 1989 when his hoarse voice and unmistakable delivery made the song "Wild Thing" a massive hit. The song was co-written by Marvin Young, better known as Young MC, as was the second single smash, "Funky Cold Medina." The album Loc-ed After Dark became the second rap release ever to top the pop charts.
John Waite has been successfully writing, recording and performing some of the most listenable, enduring and appreciated popular music for more than 35 years. He was lead vocalist for The Babys and Bad English. As a solo artist, 1984's "Missing You", was a No. 1 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 and a Top 10 hit on the UK Singles Chart.
97.1 WQMG presents Jagged Edge & Doug E. Fresh
Saturday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m.
Fair Gates open at 11 a.m.; White Oak Amphitheatre gates open at 5:30 p.m.
The first human beatbox in the rap world, and still the best of all time, Doug E. Fresh has amazed audiences with his note-perfect imitations of drum machines, effects, and often large samples of hip-hop classics. His introduction to most hip-hop fans came with his astonishing performance in Beat Street behind the Treacherous Three. By 1985, Fresh was one of the biggest names in rap music, and his first single for Reality, “The Show/La Di Da Di,” became a hip-hop classic.
Consisting of four captivating crooners, the R&B group Jagged Edge was signed through Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Recordings. The group has had a number of hit singles, many of which are produced by Dupri. The group's members include identical twin lead singers Brandon and Brian Casey as well as Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo. In addition to writing the bulk of the group's material, the Casey brothers have also written for Usher, Nivea and Toni Braxton.
Parmalee’s debut country album, Feels Like Carolina, earned critical praise from People, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsday, Billboard and more. In 2014, Parmalee earned a semi-finalist nod for the Academy of Country Music’s coveted “New Artist of the Year” award and a 2014 Teen Choice Award nomination for “Choice Country Group.” Parmalee’s latest hit, “Close Your Eyes,” recently became its second consecutive Top 3 hit at country radio. This year, Parmalee hits the road with Brad Paisley on his “Country Nation World Tour”.
93.1 The Wolf ‘Hometown Throwdown’ featuring Parmalee
with special guests Chris Janson, Lauren Alaina & Lucy Angel
Sunday, Sept. 13, 3:30 p.m.
Fair Gates open 1 p.m.; White Oak Amphitheatre gates open 2 p.m.
With undeniable charisma, Chris Janson brings a blue-collar, working-class, boot-stomping hillbilly swagger to bear on every live performance, earning him opening slots for Florida Georgia Line, music legends Merle Haggard and Hank Williams. Janson made headlines when his song “Buy Me A Boat” quickly landed at #1 on the iTunes Country chart and #7 on the all genre chart.
Lauren Alaina captured America's heart when she appeared on American Idol in 2011. Shortly after placing second in the competition, Lauren signed her record deal with 19/Interscope/Mercury Records.
Her debut album, Wildflower, spawned the hits “Like My Mother Does,” “Georgia Peaches” and “18 Inches” and helped Lauren earn the 2012 title of New Artist of the Year by the American Country Awards.
Consisting of mother Kate and daughters Lindsay and Emily Anderton, Lucy Angel has played shows across the world. Their self-titled debut album features the single “Crazy Too”.
Rock 92 presents Night Ranger
Friday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m.
Fair Gates open at 5 p.m.; White Oak Amphitheatre gates open at 5:30 p.m.
With over 30 years in the business and more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, Night Ranger has proven they can still ‘Rock in America”! Night Ranger has earned widespread acclaim with their multi-platinum album Midnight Madness, which included their smash hits “Sister Christian,” “When You Close Your Eyes,” and the anthem “(You Can Still) Rock in America.”
PREMIUM LIST BOOK
Are you interested in entering an item in this year's Central Carolina Fair? Please download this year's Premium List Book at the links below for all details and entry information. Please note all entries must be submitted on an Official Entry Form and mailed no later than midnight, Friday August 28, 2015.