Fair Gates Open at 4:30 p.m. todayPublished by the Robesonian
By: Staff Report
LUMBERTON — The Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair kicks off today with the hope that the rain clouds will stay away for the nine-day stay at the Robeson County Fairgrounds
The forecast, which look like “fair weather,” said event organizer Coble Wilson on Thursday, includes a 30 percent chance of rain and isolated thunderstorms through the evening with a high temperature of 81 degrees and a low of 49.
Saturday and Sunday look to cool down as fall finally starts to show its season with highs in the mid-60s and lows in the 40s.
The gates and carnival rides open to the public at 4:30 this afternoon and will remain open until 11 p.m.
The opening ceremony and ribbon cutting will officially open the fair at 5 p.m. on the McDonald’s Midway Stage. The human canon ball will take his first flight over the midway at 6:30 p.m. Don’t worry if you miss him, he will explode across the fairgrounds again at 7:30 and 9 p.m.
The more than 40 rides are furnished by Wade Shows, one of the biggest carnival suppliers in the country, which will pack up and head to the North Carolina State Fair after its engagement in Robeson County.
At 7 p.m., D.J. Miller, a rising country music star from Indiana, will take the stage as the festival’s headlining performer, while the Puppetone Rockers entertain the crowds of eager riders or hungry eaters waiting in line from their mobile stage.
General admission tickets can be purchases at the gate or at www.robesoncountyfair.com for $6. Unlimited carnival ride wrist bands can be purchased at both locations for an additional $20.
Check the website at http://www.robesoncountyfair.com/for a detailed schedule of events.
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