Ag Fair set to open, rain or shine

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – The Lenoir County Ag Fair is still open despite all of the rain. You can come out and meet animals like Remmi.

Tammy Kelly, County Extention director in Lenoir County, explained:
“It will certainly affect some of the vendors and their money because people don’t want to go out in the rain.”

The 60th annual Lenoir County Agricultural Fair kicked off Tuesday in Kinston with fun for the whole family but County Extention director Tammy Kelly says the rain is putting a damper on sales.

She hopes people will come out to see the animals.
“Bring your kids out there is a lot of things they would not get the opportunity to see. we are educating in agriculture here. a lot of our folks don’t live on the farm, so its a good time to show them whats going on,” said Kelly.

Aside from the rides and food trucks, the event focuses on exhibits that highlight the agriculture in Lenoir County and other areas of eastern North Carolina.

Dogs, pigs, and horses fill the livestock barn, which is completely covered.

There’s also live stock shows inside, a sheep show, an entertainment section and plenty of shopping .

Tickets are $6 on Friday and $7 on Saturday. The fair opened at 5pm Friday and rides will stay open weather permitting.

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