Winston-Salem, N.C. (September 17, 2018) — With only a few weeks until the opening of the 2019 Dixie Classic Fair, it’s time to take advantage of the ways to save on admission, rides, and fun at the second largest agricultural Fair in the area. Students, seniors, members of the military, and families also find money-saving deals on Special Days during the Fair.


Advance Tickets and Advance Sale Strates Ride Coupons to North Carolina’s second largest agricultural Fair are on sale through Ticketmaster and the Fair’s website,, through October 3 at 11:59PM. Advance Tickets also can be purchased with no convenience charges at the Annex Box Office located at 414 Deacon Boulevard, Winston-Salem; hours are Monday to Saturday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Advanced sale purchases can save you up to 40 percent off day-of values and are available through mobile ticketing, so there is no need to wait in ticket lines when you arrive.

Everyone can save with Early Bird Special Admission. Tickets are $5 on week days only, from opening until 4PM.

You can ride as many rides as you can during Unlimited Ride Promotion Days on Monday (October 7), Tuesday (October 8) and Thursday (October 10) from 11AM to 11PM. Patrons pay Fair gate admission, go to the Midway Ticket Booth, and purchase a wristband to ride all day for $35 (regular price all other days is $40). Unlimited Ride Promotion Days are sponsored by iHeart Radio’s Q104.1 WTQR-FM, 99.5 WMAG-FM and 100.3 KISS-FM / 105.7 WBVZ-RM Man Up radio. On Saturday, October 12, children age 7 and under can ride all Strates Shows Kiddieland Rides for $10 (excludes pony rides).

Monday, October 7 is School Day, the day that preschool thru Grade 5 students get in free to cheer for the Marvelous Mutts or take a spin on some of this year’s new rides. Gates open two hours early (9AM) and free admission is valid through until 2PM. One adult per six children is admitted free.

Throughout the Fair adults age 65 years and over are admitted free all week with proper ID. On Senior Adult Day, Tuesday, October 8, gates open early at 9AM for seniors. Aides assisting seniors are free on Senior Adult Day only. Special activities and events for senior adults begin at 10AM and include presentations in Yesterday’s Village, wine tastings and more.

The Fair offers free admission for persons with disabilities and their aides on Special Education Day on Wednesday, October 9 with gates opening early at 9AM.

One of the most popular days at the Fair is Crisis Control’s Food Day also on Wednesday, October 9 (gates open at 11AM). Bring five cans or five boxes of non-perishable food items (any brand) and receive free admission. Last year, the Fair donated more than 71,312 food items for more than 2,500 people in need.

WXII-TV Military Appreciation Day on Thursday, October 10 (gates open at 11AM). Active and Retired Military with immediate family are admitted free with proper ID.

Winston-Salem Journal Family Days are Saturday, October 12 (9AM – 7PM) and Sunday, October 13 (11AM – 7PM). Bring the special coupon in the Winston-Salem Journal and receive free admission for up to four children, ages 11 and under, with one paid adult. Children age 7 and under can ride all of the Strates Shows Kiddieland Rides for just $10.00. All rides are subject to height safety restrictions. Pony rides are excluded.

For more information on the Dixie Classic Fair, visit

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