Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds

Special Events

The fairgrounds host several events throughout the year. Events include a weekly farmers market, dog shows, antique and car shows, motorcycle shows, model railroad shows, clothing and jewelry shows, gun and weapon collectors shows, private events and more. Rent out the Exhibit Hall for your event!

Car Show April 13, 2024

Farmers Market

The Farmer’s Market opens at 5am, every Thursday.
Interested in being a vendor? Booths are $10 for a 10 x 10 space. Rent by the day or month!
Call Jeff at 828-256-1750 for more information.

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The Fairgrounds are available for rental. Perfect for concerts,  events or any type of private party!

Building Rental: 200 ft x 60 ft



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Hickory Fair 2023

Join us for the 110th Annual Hickory Fair for lots of fun, family entertainment. Our theme this year is “110 YEARS OF FAIR FUN!”

The 2023 fair runs for six days, beginning on Wednesday, August 30th and ends on Labor Day, September 4th.

Attractions are midway rides, local agricultural products and livestock exhibits, craft barn, exhibit hall with all kinds of vendors, live music, and entertainment.

Hickory Fair 2023


Mailing Address: PO Box 1844, Hickory, NC 28603
Physical Address: 1 American Legion Ave, Newton, NC 28658


(828) 464-5433

“So don’t miss out on this year’s fair, where there is Food, Family, and Fun.” - Gary Price, President