Surry Co. Fair opens for its 65th anniversary
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MOUNT AIRY, N.C. -- North Carolina's fair season is off to an early start, this year. The 65th Annual Surry County Agricultural Fair is the first for the area and kicked off Tuesday.
Concessionaire Chase Senter says he loves satisfying everyone's sweet tooth.
"Cotton candy, candy apples, snow cones, popcorn, good stuff like that! We come every year and it's grown and it's getting bigger," said Senter.
A job which is also a long-running family tradition. "Well, we've been doing it for 65 years since it's been open here and I'd like to carry it on and pass it down like it's been passed to me," said Senter.
Sherri Hooker, of Kiddie Kritterz, brought a lot of the animals on display at the fair and say she loves introducing kids to her furry friends.
"There are so many children out there that haven't seen a chicken, or a guinea pig or rabbits or a turkey, so we want to put that experience firsthand for that child," said Hooker.
"It's exciting to see all the people gather around, and make a little bit of money and have some fun," said Senter.
The fair gates open at 4 p.m. through Friday with rides starting at 5 p.m. and it will open Saturday at 12 p.m. Fair admission ranges from $3 to $5 for children and adults.