Cumberland County Fair

The Cumberland County Fair will return to the Crown Complex from September 1-10, 2023! With so much in store we cannot wait to get the fun started. 

The Cumberland County Fair seeks to provide an opportunity to showcase and preserve the history and legacy of the agricultural communities in Cumberland County; to celebrate the diversity of local arts and crafts; to promote a safe setting for fun, healthy family entertainment featuring music, and animals; and to encourage an environment of friendly competition for all ages.

2023 Schedule & Specials

Friday, Sept. 1: Opening at 5 PM

FREE ADMISSION for Health Care Professionals

$5.00 admission for kids 3-12

All Others: $10.00 admission for all individuals 13 and older.


Saturday, Sept. 2: Opening at 1 PM

$10 Admission for adults and children 3 years of age or older 


Sunday, Sept. 3: Opening at 1 PM

Faith and Family Day

$5.00 off by presenting your church bulletin at the Box Office

$5.00 admission for kids 3-12

All Others: $10.00 admission for all individuals 13 and older.


Monday, Sept. 4: Opening at Noon for Sensory Day - Regular Operations at 3 PM

Sensory Day from 12pm-3pm - Regular fair operations resume at 3 PM

Limited rides with no music and no lights

$10.00 admission for adults and children 3 years of age and older


Tuesday, Sept. 5: Opening at 5 PM

$2.00 Tuesday

Entrance Fee is $2.00

Unlimited Wristbands can still be purchased separately


Wednesday, Sept. 6: Opening at 5 PM


Admission BOGO

Unlimited ride Wristbands BOGO

Hotdogs & Corn Dogs at B & B Concessions BOGO

Funnel Cakes & Fried Oreos at B & B Concessions BOGO


All Seniors 65 and older get free entry into the fair


Thursday, Sept. 7: Opening at 5 PM

A Day of Giving - Sponsored by the United Way

Bring 1 (one) of the following NEW items and receive one (1) free admission ticket to the Cumberland County Fair - 6 pack of socks, pack of t-shirts, or pack of underwear. The items are to be exchanged at the Cumberland County Fair Box Office for a valid admission ticket

4-H & FFA Day - Free Admission for card holders

School Kids & Personnel Day $2.00 Admission with school ID

$5.00 Admission for adults & children 3 years of age & older


Friday, Sept. 8: Opening at 5 PM

$10.00 admission for adults and children 3 years of age and older.


Saturday, Sept. 9: Opening at 1 PM

$10.00 admission for adults and children 3 years of age and older.


Sunday, Sept. 10: Opening at 1 PM

FREE ADMISSION for Military and First Responders with valid ID

$5.00 admission for kids 3-12

All Others: $10.00 admission for adults and children 13 years of age and older.






***Opening Hours Subject to Change Due to Weather***

2023 Entertainment Schedule

Entertainment lineup includes:

Entertainment Stage Lineup

Friday, September 1

  • 7pm - Reflections II

Saturday, September 2    

  • 2pm - Autumn Jam
  • 6:30pm - Recess the Madness

Sunday, September 3

  • 2pm - Karen Williams Clark
  • 3:30pm - Biney English Family
  • 5pm - Whitman & Gore
  • 6:30pm - Born Again Band

Monday, September 4

  • 7pm - Joyner, Young & Marie

Tuesday, September 5

  • 7pm - Violet Smoke

Wednesday, September 6

  • 7pm - 3rd Crush

Thursday, September 7

  • 7pm - Spank

Friday, September 8            

  • 7pm - Throwback Collaboration Band

Saturday, September 9

  • 2pm - Scroggins Band
  • 6:30pm - Mirimage

Sunday, September 10

  • 2pm - Maria West
  • 3:30pm - The Carolina Girls
  • 5pm - Destiny Now Praise Band
  • 6:30pm - Travelin’ Lite



Clear Bag Policy

Please note that our clear bag policy is in place during the fair! More details about the policy here:

Purchase Your Tickets

Tickets available on

Cumberland County Fair Pageant

To apply or for more information about the Cumberland County Fair Pageant, visit:

Our Midway Provider

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Big Rock Amusements is a family owned and operated traveling amusement park, owned by Matt and Kelly McDonagh. Matt was born and raised in the amusement industry and has over 40 years of experience in the business, many of which with his father’s company, McDonagh’s Amusements. Big Rock Amusements was established in 2010 with the purchase of 10 rides and has grown to a 30 ride carnival that works with festivals, county fairs, and even a few state fairs. Matt and Kelly's emphasis on running a quality, family operation is what sets Big Rock Amusements apart from the rest.

Today, Big Rock Amusements services events throughout the states of Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and Kentucky.

Click here for more information.

2023 Sponsors

THANK YOU to our 2023 fair sponsors: 

  • Adams Beverages
  • Beasley Broadcast Group
  • CityView Magazine 
  • Cumulus Media 
  • Farm Bureau 
  • Lumbee River EMC
  • Manna Church
  • Partnership for Children
  • Pepsi
  • Powers-Swain Chevrolet
  • United Way of Cumberland County
  • Up and Coming Weekly
  • WIDU 1600 AM/99.7 FM 
  • Woods Plumbing

If you're interested in being a fair sponsor, opportunities are still available! Please contact our fair manager at

Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

Position Name Phone E-Mail
Fair Manager Tony Williams (910) 438-4107 
Marketing/Advertising Maddy Eversole (910) 438-4117
Agriculture Extension Director Lisa Childers (910) 321-6880
4-H Jessica Drake  (910) 321-6867
Livestock Shows Liz Lahti (910) 321-6862
Entertainment Stage Greg Adair (910) 797-7140
Fair Queen Pageants Donna Meixsell (910) 850-6807

Fair Book

Here is the 2023 Fair Book: Cumberland County Fair Book 2023.pdf

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Crown Complex would like to invite members of the community, local media, and local officials from the entire Cumberland County area to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony that kicks off the beginning of the Cumberland County Fair! The ribbon cutting will take place just before the fair opens on Friday, September 1 at 4:45 PM. 

Inside Exhibitor Application

Looking to be an indoor vendor at the 2022 Cumberland County Fair? Click below to fill out your application: INDOOR VENDOR APPLICATION


Outside Food Exhibitor Application

Looking to be an outdoor food vendor at the 2023 Cumberland County Fair? Click below to fill out your application: OUTSIDE FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION