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Drexel Fair is Here

By Brian Barrier

Blue Ridge Christian News

*All information was obtained from their official website. 

The Drexel Community Fair has once again opened its doors for the Spring fun in Drexel, NC. Drexel is a small community in Burke County, North Carolina and is located just east of Morganton. According to their website, the fair is open from Tuesday, April 25th through Saturday, April 29th, 2023.

“The Drexel Fair is held annually in August at the Drexel Fairgrounds in Drexel, North Carolina. Our community-run fair is the highlight of the summer. Each year, fairgoers can expect to find exciting carnival rides, food and merchandise vendors, agriculture exhibits, nightly entertainment, and of course a spectacular fireworks display. The 2023 Drexel Fair will be held August 21 – 26, 2023.”

The list of Platinum Sponsors includes The Town of Drexel, Case Farms, Republic Services, Tire Maxx, Settlemyre Nursery, B&K Carnival Company, and Pepsi.


Tuesday: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursday: 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Friday: 6:00 pm – 10:45 pm
Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:45 pm


Admission is FREE


$20.00 armbands will be sold nightly

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No alcoholic beverages, drugs, or firearms are allowed on the fairgrounds. No pets are allowed on the fairgrounds. Only trained dogs assisting the handicapped are allowed on the fairgrounds.

Looking for a sweet treat?  We have plenty of food concessions offering all things fried including funnel cakes, elephant ears, friend oreos, and much more.  Vendors will also be selling fair favorites such as cotton candy, snow cones, lemonade, and more.

How about dinner?  Our vendors will also be serving a variety of meats including hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, turkey legs, sweet corn, and much more.  Make a meal out of it at the Drexel Fair!