Mountain State Fair: Pony Express Dates

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It's Fair time! The NC Mountain State Fair, September 9 – 18, 2022.A silhouette of a man riding a galloping horse.

The Pony Express Provides Early & Quick Entry for Outlying Counties. Are you a craftsman, artist, seamstress, food preserver, beekeeper, etc…

Check out the categories and how to enter online

Online Registration Information

Adult or Youth and wish to enter your items in the North Carolina Mountain State Fair?

If you live in McDowell County, you can take advantage of the Pony Express to get your entries to the Mountain State Fair in Fletcher, NC. Just call our office to arrange dropping off your entries, at (828) 652-8104

If you know others in one of these counties they can also use the Pony Express:

Avery (733-8270)

Graham (479-7979)

Mitchell (688-4811)

Cherokee (837-2210)

Jackson (586-4009)

Swain (488-3848)

Cherokee Res. (359-6939)

Macon (349-2046)

Watauga (264-3061)

Clay (389-6305)

Madison (649-2411)

Yancey (682-6186)

Haywood (456-3575)

Participation is Easy

Location: Your Local County Extension Center

Date to Drop off Items by: On or Before August 22nd

  • Bring your non-perishable items to the Extension Office, wrapped & packed securely for transport. Please label your box with your name & county. Please provide a copy of your online receipt showing the items being sent have been entered online. If you are not wanting to receive premiums you may print out the online paper form to be placed in your
  • Your entries will be picked up in your county from the Extension Office & transported to the Mountain State Fair for judging and display.

Only items picked up on the Pony Express route will be returned on Pony

Express. No items will be added to the return list of items that are dropped off by exhibitors at the fairgrounds after the Pony Express has run.

  • Items will be returned to your local Extension Office after the fair by September 23rd.
  • Any prize money will be mailed directly to (Must provide Social Security number / W-9 to receive payment.)

This is a free service provided to you by:

the North Carolina Mountain State Fair & N.C. Cooperative Extension Services.

If your county is not listed or you have questions, call the North Carolina Mountain State Fair at 828-687-1414 or your local Extension Office.