FLETCHER – The attendance numbers are in for the N.C. Mountain State Fair, and they're below average — but not too much, especially considering there was a hurricane to contend with. This year, the fair had to close for a day in response to Hurricane Irma, the remnants of which swept through the region last Monday, bringing with it wet and windy conditions. By the time the 24th fair wrapped up its annual run on Sunday, 166,583 visitors had passed through the gates of the WNC Agricultural Center.
ASHEVILLE- On Sept. 19, Asheville rakes in yet another accolade for its food scene. That's the when Garden & Gun's September/October issue, packed with a vibrant feature on the South’s Best Food Towns, hits newsstands. Asheville lands among the five best, and the honor earns the city an homage lovingly penned by Hanna Raskin, Charleston Post and Courier's food editor and former food writer for the Mountain Xpress.
FLETCHER - There's still time to hit the N.C. Mountain State Fair, which runs through the weekend until lights out on Sunday night. The weekend features expanded hours in which to try out the Tilt-A-Whirl, see the sights from the Ferris Wheel, or even try a Red Velvet funnel cake. But don't eat funnel cake before you board the Tilt-A-Whirl. The order of operations is very important. Saturday, when the fair will be open from 9 a.m. to midnight, is NC Education Lottery Day.
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