102nd Hickory Fair   September 2nd - 7th 2015


In Memory of.
Richard Ernest Brower

March 23rd 1937 – June 29th 2015

For the over 20 years, Richard was the cashier for the Hickory American Legion Fair. With his experience in banking, he was a great asset to our Fair. Although he lived in Forest City, NC, Richard could always be counted on to help with the Fair. Richard will be greatly missed.

Richard is survived by wife, Peggy; sons: Darren and Debbie Brower of Harris, Garren and Tracy Brower of Gaffney, SC, Mark and Cynthia Brower of Mooresboro;  daughter Allison and Howard Henson of Chesnee, SC; 13 grandchildren ; 13 great-grandchildren; brother Fred Wilbert and Shirley Brower of Charlotte.

This year’s fair is dedicated to Richard!

Richard, you will be missed!

This year’s theme is “SUPPORTING OUR FARMS”.  Each year our counties and the country are losing farms to the high price of supplies and industrial development. Since we are an AGRICULTURE fair, it is with great pride we dedicate this year’s fair to the farming industry. Please bring the children and grandchildren to see the livestock. Show them where their food comes from.

Be sure to walk through the Craft Barn where you will see foods and items made by local people. Anything from potatoes to photographs. The local 4-H clubs, high schools and community groups decorate booths to display the theme of this year’s fair.

Of course, then we have the entertainment. Our main attraction will be the MOTORCYCLE MADNESS FREESTYLE STUNT GROUP. See these people do all kinds of tricks and riding skills from the grandstand. CIRCLE “C” PETTING ZOO will be back as well as the HOGWAY SPEEDWAY. We will have Lisa Dufresne with the show HORSES, HORSES, HORSES performing different tricks. PORK CHOP REVUE has some of the smartest pigs around. BUFORD THE BEAR will be strolling around the fairgrounds delighting children as well as adults with his highjinks.

Be sure and visit our Exhibit Hall with all kinds of vendors. Also be sure and check out the Veterans Wall where over 600 photographs of area veterans are displayed. Would you like a photo of your loved one on our wall?  Contact us through our website:  www.hickoryfair.com or call the Hickory American Legion Post #48 at: 828-464-6006.

Once again, come visit us at the Hickory American Legion Fair. Where there are rides, entertainment and always the FOOD!

Coming Up At The Fairgrounds...

August 09 : A Fiesta! (contact Sayra Lopez - 828-446-7227)

August 15 : Walk & Roll (contact Sherrill Baxter - 828-962-2580)

September 02 - 07 : IT'S FAIR TIME!!!!!!

September 19 : Foothills Antique Power Association Show website

September 26 : Catawba County EMS (contact Tommy Poovey - 828-461-2203 or Scott Butles - 828-234-4473

October 17 : Air Gun Show

Ocrtober 24 Catawba Valley Cattleman's BBQ

November 20-22 : Hmong Festival CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Thanks for making 2014 a Wonderful Fair!

Hickory American Legion Fair

American Legion Avenue, Newton NC 28658

Phone: (828) 464-5433  Fax: (828) 464-5114