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Cumberland County Fair Sept. Aug 31 – Sept. 9 at Crown Complex

Aug 27, 2018

The Cumberland County Fair will be held Aug. 31 through Sept. 9 at the Crown Complex.  Ticket prices are $7. Unlimited ride wristbands are $25. Individual ride tickets are $1.25. Wristbands and tickets are sold separately. Children under 2 years-old get in free. The fair opens Friday, Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. with free admission.


Gates open at 5 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 4 – 7; and at 1 p.m. Sept. 1 – 3 and Sept. 8 & 9.


Early Bird One Price admission is $10 and unlimited ride wristbands are $15 Sept. 3 from 1 to 5 p.m. (Admission and unlimited ride wristbands are $15 per person after 5 p.m.)


Admission AND unlimited ride wristbands are $15 per person on One Price Nights Sept. 4 – Sept. 6.


The Senior Expo at the Fair is Sept. 6 with free admission for senior citizens from 1 to 5 p.m.


Military and Emergency Services (Law Enforcement, Firefighters and EMS/Rescue) Appreciation Night is Sept. 7. Free admission with valid ID card or uniform.


The annual event celebrates the county’s agricultural heritage and combines family fun and entertainment with exciting rides and fair food.


Youth will be competing for prizes in the following Junior Livestock Shows in the Exhibit Hall:


  • Friday, Aug. 31                       7 p.m.              Junior Laying Hen Show
  • Tuesday, Sept. 4                     7 p.m.              Junior Market Lamb Show
  • Wednesday, Sept. 5                5 p.m.              Fayetteville Area Youth Livestock Show and Sale
  • Thursday, Sept. 6                    7 p.m.              Junior Meat Goat Show
  • Friday, Sept. 7                         7 p.m.              Junior Beef Heifer Show



The exhibit hall will feature commercial, educational and informational booths, as well as agricultural exhibits. Events happening all week include an interactive petting farm; Great American Timber Show, World of Wonders Show, Escape Explosion Show, Ring Wars Carolina Wrestling, racing pigs, toddler driving school, Family and Consumer Sciences education; home, craft and agricultural exhibits; and a wide range of performances on the entertainment stage. A complete list of events and more information is available at


Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 1-888-257-6208 or in person at the Crown Box Office.