Sunday, September 18, 2011By Karissa Minnkminn@salisburypost.comSALISBURY — The Rowan County Agricultural and Industrial Fair will open for the 60th time Monday, featuring some new activities for children and entertainment for the whole family.
Located between Interstate 85 and Old Concord Road on Julian Road, the six-day fair will be open each weekday from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 11:30 p.m., when the fair ends.
The exhibit and livestock buildings will open at 4 p.m. and close at 7 p.m. each day. Rides begin operation at 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.
New this year is Western North Carolina Mountain Trout Fishing — which may actually involve catfish, Love said, because of concerns about trout survival in hot weather.
Children will be able to catch and release fish in front of the fair barn, and they can earn small prizes by catching a tagged fish.
“I don’t know of any other fair in the state that’s done something like that,” Love said. “If we can get some kids interested in fishing, maybe they won’t get in trouble.”
Another new feature called AgriKids Academy will be located in Building 2 on the fairgrounds. Love said children will be able to go to different work stations there to learn about agriculture and play educational games.
“Kids can come there and actually learn where eggs come from and where milk comes from and be interactive,” he said.
The Children’s Barnyard petting zoo will be held at 4 p.m. each afternoon.read more at:http://www.salisburypost.com/News/091811-County-fair-advance-qcd