(a)  All persons entering the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center grounds during the North Carolina Mountain State Fair must have an admission ticket, except persons holding worker's permits. Fair management shall issue one-time-only admission tickets to persons who are employed by the fair or are asked to appear on the grounds by the fair management for a purpose relative to the operation of the fair.

(b)  The gates of the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center shall open one hour prior to fair time and close one hour after closing of the fair midway each day of the fair. Opening of the fair midway and exhibit building may vary each day of the fair.

(c)  The Western North Carolina Agricultural Center Manager shall operate a pass-out system at one or more of the outside gates during the fair. Persons exiting through these gates shall, upon request, have their hand or vehicle stamped for readmittance through the same gate without additional charge. Readmittance must occur before 10:00 p.m. on the same day as pass-out or the hand stamp shall not be honored.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-6.1;

Eff. June 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2011; July 1, 2000;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 23, 2017.