Our State Quiz: Rides & Ribbons This month kicks off the season of fried food and midway memories at county and regional fairs across the state. written by Alan Hodge photograph by Faith Teasley Rides & Ribbons The Walter B. Hill American Legion Post 76 has hosted the Stanly County Fair (September 4-8) for more than 80 years. This event takes place each year in Albemarle, at the fairgrounds located on what highway? The North Carolina Mountain State Fair (September 7-16) comes to the town of Fletcher every September. The fair, which has been held annually since 1994, showcases our state’s western region and is held at what major facility? The Rowan County Fair (September 13-23), which celebrates its 67th anniversary this year, was organized by the Salisbury Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) in 1951. Today, it’s run by Jaycees from what two nearby towns? The first Davidson County Agricultural Fair (September 17- 22) was organized by a local Kiwanis Club and took place in 1946. What town, renowned for its barbecue, is the location for this annual event? Once billed as the largest agricultural fair in North Carolina, the first Cleveland County Fair (September 27-October 7) was held in October 1924 and drew 70,000 visitors. What town has hosted this fair every year since? The Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair (September 27-October 6) is a 10-day event featuring about 50 rides. The fair has been entertaining and educating attendees for 70 years in what community near Goldsboro? Winston-Salem’s annual fair (September 28-October 7) will celebrate its 135th anniversary this year. What is the name of this popular event, which began as a wheat exhibition in 1882? This year will mark the 106th Cherokee Indian Fair (October 2-6) in the town of Cherokee. One of the many traditional events at this gathering is a Native American sport called the “little brother of war,” more commonly known as what? Wilmington hosts a fair each year with roots going back to 1869. This exposition (October 26- November 4) features everything from a Military Day to a pig derby, and takes its name from what nearby river?