Cumberland County Fair

The Cumberland County Fair will return to the Crown Complex from August 30 to September 8, 2024! 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.

2024 Schedule & Specials

Friday, 8/30 - Gates open at 5 PM

  • FREE ADMISSION for Military and First Responders with Valid ID
  • $5.00 admission for kids 3-12
  • All Others: $10.00 admission for all individuals 13 and older

Saturday, 8/31 - Gates open at 1 PM

  • $10.00 Admission for Adults and Children 3 Years of Age and Older

Sunday, 9/01 - Gates open at 1 PM

  • Faith and Family Day Sponsored by Manna Church
    • $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, 9/02 - Gates open at 1PM

  • Sensory Friendly Time
    • 1pm-3pm limited rides with no music and no lights (regular fair operations will resume after 3pm)
  • $10.00 admission for adults and children 3 years of age and older

Tuesday, 9/03 - Gates open at 5 PM

  • $2.00 Tuesday - Entrance Fee is $2.00
    • Unlimited Ride Wristbands can still be purchased separately
  • Karaoke Contest
  • Senior Night Sponsored by Carelon Health
    • All Seniors 65 and older get free entry into the fair

Wednesday, 9/04 - Gates open at 5PM

  • BOGO Night (Buy One, Get One)
    • Admission BOGO
    • Unlimited Ride Wristbands BOGO
    • Hotdogs & Corn Dogs at B & B Concessions BOGO
    • Funnel Cakes & Fried Oreos at B & B Concessions BOGO
  • Hula Hoop Contest

Thursday, 9/05 - Gates open at 5 PM

  • A Day of Giving Benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank
    • Bring in 6 (six) non-perishable food items per person for a free admission ticket to the Cumberland County Fair
  • 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
  • Karaoke Finalist Contest

Friday, 9/06 - Gates open at 5 PM

  • $10.00 Admission for Adults and Children 3 Years of Age and Older

Saturday, 9/07 - Gates open at 1 PM

  • $10.00 Admission for Adults and Children 3 Years of Age and Older

Sunday, 9/08 - Gates open at 1 PM

  • Faith and Family Day Sponsored by Manna Church
    • $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

 

Ride Wristbands are available on the Midway - $30.00 per person.

Individual Ride Tickets are available.

2024 Entertainment Schedule TBA

2024 Entertainment Schedule TBA

Clear Bag Policy

Please note that our clear bag policy is in place during the fair! More details about the policy here: https://www.crowncomplexnc.com/visit/venue-policies

Purchase Your Tickets

August 30:  https://www.ticketmaster.com/2024-cumberland-county-fairfriday-aug-30-fayetteville-north-carolina-08-30-2024/event/2D0060D4CCE47A0C?CAMEFROM=CFC_CROWNCOMPLEX_WEB_FAIRPAGE_2024

August 31:  https://www.ticketmaster.com/2024-cumberland-county-fairsaturday-aug-31-fayetteville-north-carolina-08-31-2024/event/2D0060D4CD047A98?CAMEFROM=CFC_CROWNCOMPLEX_WEB_FAIRPAGE_2024

September 1:  https://www.ticketmaster.com/2024-cumberland-county-fairsunday-sept-1-fayetteville-north-carolina-09-01-2024/event/2D0060D4CD517ADD?CAMEFROM=CFC_CROWNCOMPLEX_WEB_FAIRPAGE_2024

September 2:  https://www.ticketmaster.com/2024-cumberland-county-fairmonday-sept-2-fayetteville-north-carolina-09-02-2024/event/2D0060D4CD6D7AE7?CAMEFROM=CFC_CROWNCOMPLEX_WEB_FAIRPAGE_2024

September 3:  https://www.ticketmaster.com/2024-cumberland-county-fairtuesday-sept-3-fayetteville-north-carolina-09-03-2024/event/2D0060D4CD917AF2?CAMEFROM=CFC_CROWNCOMPLEX_WEB_FAIRPAGE_2024

September 4:  https://www.ticketmaster.com/2024-cumberland-county-fairwednesday-sept-4-fayetteville-north-carolina-09-04-2024/event/2D0060D4CF277BB2?CAMEFROM=CFC_CROWNCOMPLEX_WEB_FAIRPAGE_2024

September 5:  https://www.ticketmaster.com/2024-cumberland-county-fairthursday-sept-5-fayetteville-north-carolina-09-05-2024/event/2D0060D4CF737C1A?CAMEFROM=CFC_CROWNCOMPLEX_WEB_FAIRPAGE_2024

September 6:  https://www.ticketmaster.com/2024-cumberland-county-fairfriday-sept-6-fayetteville-north-carolina-09-06-2024/event/2D0060D4CF997C33?CAMEFROM=CFC_CROWNCOMPLEX_WEB_FAIRPAGE_2024

September 7:  https://www.ticketmaster.com/2024-cumberland-county-fairsaturday-sept-7-fayetteville-north-carolina-09-07-2024/event/2D0060D4CFBB7C55?CAMEFROM=CFC_CROWNCOMPLEX_WEB_FAIRPAGE_2024

September 8:  https://www.ticketmaster.com/2024-cumberland-county-fairsunday-sept-8-fayetteville-north-carolina-09-08-2024/event/2D0060D4CFFF7CD1?CAMEFROM=CFC_CROWNCOMPLEX_WEB_FAIRPAGE_2024

Cumberland County Fair Pageant

To apply or for more information about the Cumberland County Fair Pageant, visit: www.cumberlandcountyfairpageant.com

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.

2024 Sponsors

THANK YOU to our 2023 fair sponsors: 

  • Manna Church
  • Carelon Health

If you're interested in being a 2024 fair sponsor, opportunities are still available! Please contact our fair manager at manager@cumberlandcountyfair.org

Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

Position Name

 Phone    

E-Mail
Fair Manager Tony Williams (910) 438-4107 Manager@cumberlandcountyfair.org 
Marketing/Advertising Maddy Eversole (910) 438-4117  Madeleine.Eversole@oakviewgroup.com
Agriculture Extension Director Lisa Childers (910) 321-6880 lisa_childers@ncsu.edu
4-H Jessica Drake  (910) 321-6867  jessica_drake@ncsu.edu
Livestock Shows Liz Lahti (910) 321-6862 liz_Lahti@ncsu.edu
Entertainment Stage Greg Adair (910) 797-7140 gadair@nc.rr.com
Fair Queen Pageants Donna Meixsell (910) 850-6807 donnameixsell@earthlink.net

Fair Book

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

Please stay tuned for the 2024 Fair Book release! 

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, August 30 at 4:45 PM. 

Inside Exhibitor Application

Looking to be an indoor vendor at the 2024 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