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Greater Pee Dee State Fair celebrated opening its first year but must close early due to Hurricane Florence

on Tuesday, 11 September 2018. Posted in Good life, Arts & Culture, Local News, FEATURES

Greater Pee Dee State Fair celebrated opening its first year but must close early due to Hurricane Florence

The first ever Greater Pee Dee State Fair opened to the public at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 6.

The monumental all-new South Carolina fair is projected to attract tens of thousands in attendance throughout the 11-day fair.

Venue and fair management hosted a brief welcome ceremony, addressed the crowd, and gave thanks before cutting the ribbon.

Then they let the first guests into the very first ever Greater Pee Dee State Fair.

Through hard work, along with the support of the community, and a bit of luck with weather conditions, it is anticipated that the growth of this annual event will elevate the fair into one of the Pee Dee’s and South Carolina’s premier, largest, and favorite annual events.

Hubert Ballard, the Fair Manager, has been working with fairs for over 43 years. He says that he believes that this fair is “the next level” for Florence. It was said that “Florence is ready for a fair like this”. It took over a week and a half to set up the portable rollercoasters that were at the fair.

There are over 100 staff who worked to set up the fair and then maintain it throughout the week. There were even many volunteers who took time to help the staff and assure the fair was set up in a timely and safe manner.

Ballard says that he is “most excited to see what happens” and that “seeing the end result” is really one of the best feelings.

 

Due to the projected overwhelming impact of Hurricane Florence, today (9/11/18) will be the last day of the Greater Pee Dee State Fair at the Florence Center. However, the fair will honor ALL remaining special promotional offers today – free student admission, free admission for military and first responders, 4-H clubs and all remaining promotions will be accepted including scrubs night with free admission for medical and healthcare specialists.

 

Due to hurricane conditions and high winds, the Greater Pee Dee State Fair will close after today, September 11th. Today is the last day to enjoy the fair so beat the weather and head to the Florence Center. Gates open at 4pm today for the final day.

Safety is our highest priority and thus have determined today will be the final day of operation to ensure safe conditions for all patrons and amusement operators. Be prepared and be safe; review your hurricane plan and know your evacuation routes in case of emergency - https://www.weather.gov/safety/hurricane-plan

 

 

Due to the projected overwhelming impact of Hurricane Florence, today (9/11/18) will be the last day of the Greater Pee Dee State Fair at the Florence Center. However, the fair will honor ALL remaining special promotional offers today – free student admission, free admission for military and first responders, 4-H clubs and all remaining promotions will be accepted including scrubs night with free admission for medical and healthcare specialists.

No school today?...come on out and enjoy the fair! Schools had sent home free student admission passes and the Pee Dee Fair is honoring them today for the last day of the fair. If your child did not receive one, you can download and print a copyhere.

Due to hurricane conditions and high winds, the Greater Pee Dee State Fair will close after today, September 11th. Today is the last day to enjoy the fair so beat the weather and head to the Florence Center. Gates open at 4pm today for the final day.

Safety is our highest priority and thus have determined today will be the final day of operation to ensure safe conditions for all patrons and amusement operators. Be prepared and be safe; review your hurricane plan and know your evacuation routes in case of emergency - https://www.weather.gov/safety/hurricane-plan

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