Posts Tagged ‘Dixie Classic Fair’

Waiting for milking time …

  Each autumn, the Dixie Classic Fair returns to Winston-Salem (NC);  2012 was it’s 130th year.  The fair began in the former town of Salem as a grain exposition in 1882. There are competitions for everything imaginable, one of the longest standing is the Dairy Cattle competition populated by young competitors who spend a year grooming their […]


High priced chicken …

Darlene Hobbs, of Lancaster, SC, polishes the beak of her Brahma chicken, not her Brahma bull.  She reports that she spends hours getting her fowl ready for show which includes polishing their beaks, legs, and feathers.  Darlene travels to over a dozen shows a year, “because I just love it.” Fowl fanciers flocked to Forsyth […]


Dixie Classic Fair celebrates 129 years of tradition … where everyone’s a hero

Since 1882, farmers, homemakers, and families have been plowing the isles of the entertainment and paddocks of family agriculture and livestock to celebrate the fall cornucopia of Piedmont North Carolina.  Originally held downtown in the Brown’s Tobacco Warehouse at Main and Fifth Streets, the Fair was once known as the Piedmont Tobacco Fair to coincide with the […]