The NC Mountain State Fair Pony Express

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The Pony Express Provides Early & Quick Entry  or Outlying Counties. 

Are you a craftsman, artist, seamstress, food preserver, beekeeper, etc… 

Adult or Youth and wish to enter your items in the North Carolina Mountain State Fair? If you live in one of the following counties: 

Avery (733-8270) 

Graham (479-7979) 

Mitchell (688-4811) 

Cherokee (837-2210) Jackson (586-4009) 

Swain (488-3848) 

Cherokee Res. (359-6939) 

Macon (349-2046) 

Watauga (264-3061) 

Clay (389-6305) 

Madison (649-2411) 

Yancey (682-6186) 

McDowell (652-8104) 

Participation is Easy 

Location: Your Local County Extension Center 

Date to Drop off Items by: On or Before August 22nd 

  • Bring your non-perishable items to the Extension Office, wrapped & packed securely for transport. Please label your box with your name & county. Please provide a copy of your online receipt showing the items being sent have been entered online. If you are not  wanting to receive premiums you may print out the online paper form to be placed in your  box. 
  • Your entries will be picked up in your county from the Extension Office & transported to the Mountain State Fair for judging and display.
  • Only items picked up on the Pony Express route will be returned on Pony Express. No items will be added to the return list of items that are dropped off by exhibitors at the fairgrounds after the Pony Express has run. 
  • Items will be returned to your local Extension Office after the fair by September 23rd. Any prize money will be mailed directly to you. (Must provide Social Security number / W-9 to receive payment.)

This is a free service provided to you by: the North Carolina Mountain State Fair & N.C. Cooperative Extension Services. If your county is not listed or you have questions, call the North Carolina Mountain State Fair at  828-687-1414 or your local Extension Center.