Fairground 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, and more. Rent out the Exibit Hall for your event!

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ONGOING EVENTS

Thursdays

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5:00am – 2:00pm

Parking Lot

Farmers Market

Find fresh produce, artisanal food, and collectibles vendors at the year-round at the Farmers Market.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

Saturday, April 17, 2021

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9:00am – 5:00Pm

Fairgrounds

3rd Annual Car & Truck Show

General Admission: $5.00
12 & Under are FREE

Everyone welcome!

Hot Rods, Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Street Machines, Antiques, Originals, Pro Street, 4 x 4 Mini Trucks, Full Size Trucks, Motorcycles & Rat Rods

Friday, May 14, 2021

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8:00am – Until

Fairgrounds

18th Annual Antique Power Show

Admission $5.00 (includes show), Children 12 & Under Free. Food Vendors on Site. Free Parking
6pm – Carolina Garden Tractor Pull

Engines, Tractors, Garden Tractors, Trucks, Cars, Motorcycles, Antique Vendors, Crafts, Pedal Pull, Food, Drinks, Event T-Shirts, General Store, Sawmill, Blacksmith Shop, Grist Mill, Shingle Mill, Miniature Hay Baler, Thresher, Civil War Reenactment, 120 HP Fairbanks Morse Diesel Engine, Patton Bros. Oil Field Engine and More!

Saturday, May 15, 2021

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7:00am – Until

Fairgrounds

18th Annual Antique Power Show

Admission $5.00 (includes shows), Children 12 & Under Free. Food Vendors on Site. Free Parking
9am – Opening Ceremony
10am – Children Pedal Pull
11am – Parade of Power
4pm – Tractor Pull
*Demonstrations Throughout the day

Engines, Tractors, Garden Tractors, Trucks, Cars, Motorcycles, Antique Vendors, Crafts, Pedal Pull, Food, Drinks, Event T-Shirts, General Store, Sawmill, Blacksmith Shop, Grist Mill, Shingle Mill, Miniature Hay Baler, Thresher, Civil War Reenactment, 120 HP Fairbanks Morse Diesel Engine, Patton Bros. Oil Field Engine and More!

Saturday, July 3, 2021

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12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Fairgrounds

LiveStarr Indie Music Festival

Largest Indie music festival in the southern region with artist from all around the united states. Ying Yang Twins, set from Miami Dj BAD BXNNY , LUXX BAND , BLISS MAGNETS, RAWALLTY, DJ JEFF MOLNER , LOVELY WORLD , RAY SHOOK BAND, YUNG ICE CREATIO , NUCLEAR TOURISM , CHIPPED TOOTH AND THE OUT OF TUNES.

Over 100 indie artist and bands performing Electronic, Rock, Hip Hop, Pop, Soul , Country.

This event will feature the best of Carolina food and beer. All ages event with vendors, FOOD TRUCKS, ART and SOUTHERN CULTURE.

Sponsored by Quick n Brite Detail.

Tickets: $15 – $60

Buy Tickets

Wednesday, September 1 – Monday, September 6, 2021

Fairgrounds

Hickory Fair 2021

This is our 107th Annual Hickory Fair as we serve you fun and family entertainment. The 2021 fair runs for six days, beginning on Wednesday, September 1st and ends on Labor Day, September 6. This year our theme is “DIVE INTO OUR KINGDOM!”

Attractions are midway rides, local agricultural products and livestock exhibits, live music, and entertainment.

More information

Friday, October 22, 2021

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8:00am

Fairgrounds

Fall Show & SWAP Meet

Admission: $5.00, Children 12 & Under FREE
(includes Spectators, Exhibitors and Vendors)
Food Vendors on Site. Free Parking

Buy, Sell, Trade
Engines, Tractors, Trucks, Cars, Motorcycles, Antique Vendors, Food, Drinks and More!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

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7:00am

Fairgrounds

Fall Show & SWAP Meet

Admission: $5.00, Children 12 & Under FREE
(includes Spectators, Exhibitors and Vendors)
Food Vendors on Site. Free Parking

Buy, Sell, Trade
Engines, Tractors, Trucks, Cars, Motorcycles, Antique Vendors, Food, Drinks and More!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

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6:00pm

Fairgrounds

Fall Truck & Tractor Pull

Admission: $15.00 (includes shows), Children 6-12 $5.00, Children 5  & Under are FREE.
Food Vendors on Site. Free Parking

Classes:
Light Pro Stock Tractors, Hot Farm Tractors, Pro Stock 4×4 Trucks, Pro Modified 4×4 Trucks, Pro Street Diesel Trucks, Super Modified 2wd Trucks
Carolina Outlaw Pulling Series:
Classic Modified Tractors, Small Block Gas 4×4 Trucks, Street Stock Gas Trucks, Work Stock Diesel Trucks

ADDRESS

PO BOX 1844, HICKORY, NC 28603

PHONE NUMBER

(828) 464-5433

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