Fun and farm at the Cumberland County Fair
By Brian Dukes
Fri Sep 07, 2012
Fayetteville, NC--The Cumberland County Fair returns to the Crown Center tonight, and fair manager Hubert Bullard can't wait to see the smiling faces of satisfied fairgoers again.
"That's my reward - to see young families out here having a good time, smiling and laughing," said Bullard.
The fair runs through Sept. 16 and features rides, racing pigs, a large petting zoo, pony rides, monster truck rides, helicopter rides, half-track rides and a pageant. Plus, there will be professional wrestling by Ring Wars Carolina, performances by local and regional musical acts, as well as the 82nd Airborne Division All American Chorus, step teams and the Christian artists 33 Miles and Jonny Diaz.
"We've just got so much to offer people," Bullard said. "They can come out and have a great, affordable time with their loved ones."
Chief among this year's attractions are the Thundernationals Monster Truck and motorcycle demolition derby shows, which be place inside the Crown Coliseum and are included in the fair's admission price.
This year also features a new circus attraction, the Hansen's Spectacular Circus, a show that Bullard said he has been trying to bring to the fair for several years. The circus features a high-wire act that is particularly impressive, Bullard said.
The fair will feature an expanded midway, with about 40 different rides, including the massive Zyklon roller coaster.