2023 Fair dates
September 29 – October 8
hours of operation
Saturday: 9:00 am–11:00 pm
general admission tickets
Adults (ages 12-64) – $10 *(+ $2 surcharge if purchased at gate)
Children (ages 6-11) – $5 * (+ $2 surcharge if purchased at gate)
Children (5 and under) – Free
Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
Early Bird Admission (before 4:00pm) Monday – Friday Only – $5
Individual ride tickets are available at $0.50 each – Buy $50 worth and receive 120 tickets
Unlimited Ride Weekend Wristband (Saturday – Sunday) $40
Friday, September 29 – All Admission Tickets $5
Tuesday, October 3 – All Admission Tickets $2
advance sale tickets
Advance Sale Admission Tickets
Up to 33% Savings Adults (ages 12-64) – $8.00 Children (ages 6-11) – $3.00
*Tickets if purchased online are subject to $.80 per ticket fee
NEW FOR 2023! ALL ADVANCED WRISTBAND PURCHASES INCLUDE FREE ADMISSION! BUY NOW, SAVE OVER 37%
*Wristbands if purchased online are subject to $1.00 fee
Exchange advance sale wristband voucher at any Strates Ticket Booth located on the Midway or in Kiddie Land. WEEKDAY Valid only Monday-Friday, WEEKEND Valid only Saturday-Sunday of the 2023 Fair. No upgrades, exchanges or refunds.
All Inclusive ticket voucher will scan at gate and at Strates Ticket Booth. Valid only one time use during the 2023 Carolina Classic Fair. All Inclusive Voucher can’t be upgraded, exchanged or refunded.
All Inclusive Tickets won’t be able to be transferred after Thursday, September 28 at 2pm. After this time ticket transfer won’t work for All Inclusive Tickets.
Mobility Scooter $45
Manual Wheelchair $15
Stroller (double) $20
Stroller (single) $10
Pull Wagon $20
Friday, September 29 –107.$5 Opening Day
Ticket Special: $5 Admission
Ride Feature: *Centennial of Smiles* Celebrate Strates Shows 100th anniversary with 100 minutes of free rides from 3pm-4:40pm.
Monday, October 2 – Deer Park Spring Water School Day powered by iHeartMedia
Ticket Special: Bring 3 school supplies and receive free admission courtesy of Deer Park
(All supplies will be donated to WS/FCS)
Special Feature: WS/FCS Performances, Free Carousel Rides until 2pm, Popcorn and more!
Ride Feature: $20 for 10 rides
Tuesday, October 3 – Blue Cross NC Senior Adult Day & $2 Tuesday
Gates open early at 9am for senior citizens. Seniors and their assisting aids receive free admission. Seniors can also enjoy entertainment programming at the Clocktower for seniors throughout the day.
Ticket Special: $2 admission
Ride Feature: ALL rides $2
Food Features: $2 Food specials
Wednesday, October 4 – Special Ed Day/Can Food Day w/Crisis Control Ministry
Pinnacle, Honda of Winston-Salem
Ticket Special: Free Admission, bring 5 nonperishable food items, benefitting Crisis Control Ministry
Free for persons with disabilities and their aides.
Thursday, October 5 – Piedmont Federal Military Day/College Day/Night/Thirsty Thursday WXII, 1075 KZL & Rock 92
Ticket Special: Free Admission for Military with ID and their immediate family; $5 Admission for College students with their ID
Ride Feature: $20 for 10 rides
Friday, October 6 – Pepsi Bottling Ventures Family Fun Day
Kids 7 and under can ride all Strates Shows kiddieland rides until 7 pm
Free admission to kids 11 and under with Pepsi product proof of purchase
Any item deemed hazardous by WS Fairgrounds staff, WSPD or the City of Winston-Salem including the following:
STICKS OR POLES)