Winston-Salem, N.C. (October 7, 2019) — Opening weekend attendance at the Dixie Classic Fair nearly matched  2018 attendance figures and is above the five-year record; merchandise sales have already surpassed lasts year’s total sales by four times. 


83,086 people came through the gates during the first three days of the second largest agricultural fair in the region to enjoy the food, rides, entertainment and competitions.  


Total merchandise sales in 2018 were $3,200. In the first three days of this year’s fair, sales are over $12,000.

On deck at the Dixie Classic Fair today:


It is Q104.1 WTQR Unlimited Ride Promotion Day and School Day at the Fair.


3:00P, 5:00P, 7:00P, 9:00P at the Clock Tower: Winston-Salem’s J.O.T. (aka Grande Gato), CEO of Soul-Full Productions, will perform his popular hip-hop/rap/R&B renditions.


5:00P at the Leaf Filter display outside the Annex Building: NASCAR Driver Justin J. Haley will greet guests and sign autographs. Haley is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro for Kaulig Racing and part-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Spire Motorsports.. 


7:30P in the Grandstand: The R&B techno funk sound of Midnight Star is back! Presented by WQMG-FM and performing in the Grandstand on Monday, October 7, at 7:30PM, the band formed at Kentucky State University in 1976 as a party band. When they signed with Solar Records, they produced a series of hit albums, including The Beginning, Standing Together, and Victory. The certified, double Platinum Plus album, No Parking on the Dance Floor, established MIDNIGHT STAR as world-renowned songwriters, producers, and entertainers, pouring out streams of Top 10 and No. 1 hits. It began in 1983 with dance-floor smashes, like “Freak-a-Zoid,” “No Parking on the Dance Floor,” “Wet My Whistle,” and the lovers’ ballad of the mid-80s, “Slow Jam.” Planetary Invasion (1985) took them to No. 1 with “Operator” and “Curious”. In 1986 MIDNIGHT STAR struck gold with the chart-buster, “Midas Touch.” The year of 1988 rowed them to the top once again with the No. 1 “Don’t Rock the Boat” (which featured rapper Ecstasy of Whodini) and the top 10 “Snake in the Grass” from their self-titled CD. MIDNIGHT STAR broke into the 90s with the smash “Do It (One More Time)” from their Work It Out CD. After extensive international touring, some of the members decided to pursue various other projects, working with the likes of Toni Braxton, Shanice Wilson, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and others. So, what can we expect from MIDNIGHT STAR today? Vocalist Belinda Lipscomb adds, “We will hit the stage with the high energy performance that we are known for, remembering all the things that were so special about the group…letting everybody’s light shine.”


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