41st annual Columbus County Fair is happening this week in Whiteville

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Columbus County Fair ferris wheel (Photo: WWAY)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The 41st annual Columbus County Agriculture Fair will take place in Whiteville this week.

A parade will kick off festivities on Monday. It starts at 4 p.m. at the intersection of Madison and Lee streets, then goes north on Madison to the court house. Parade Marshal is Linwood Cartrette.

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Games, rides, food, and music will be at the fairgrounds starting Tuesday.

The fair will officially open at 3:30 p.m. on October 12 and will continue through Sunday night, October 17, closing at 8:00 p.m. It is being held at at 886 Prison Camp Road in Whiteville.

Admission is $8 which includes gate admission, exhibits, live entertainment, livestock shows, and all contests. You can get a wristbands $20. Admission is free for children 5 and younger.
Demolition Derby costs $3. Thursday is half price night with admission $4 and wristbands $16. On Sunday, there will be $ 40 per carload option but no buses.
GATES OPEN:
Tuesday – 3:30 pm
Wednesday – 5:00 pm (Senior citizens only will be allowed free entry beginning at 1:00 pm Wednesday only)
Thursday – 5:00 pm
Friday and Saturday – 3:00 pm