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The “good old days” are still “the good old days.” by Vicky Smitherman Friday, Sept. 29 – Sunday, Oct. 8 When I was a child the prospect of going to the Dixie Classic Fair was as exciting as the thought of going to the State Fair in Raleigh. Those were the days when a trip from King, NC to Winston Salem wasn't something that was done on a daily basis...it took some planning. Every year we looked forward to the Dixie Classic Fair as much (almost) as we looked forward to Christmas! It was such an event every year that we actually all got new outfits (our “fair” clothes) to wear. I can remember holding my breath on the drive from King to Winston and exhaling only when the lights from the Ferris Wheel came into view. It was a big “Wow!” for a child in those days. As an adult, I still feel the thrill of a child when I enter the fairgrounds and smell the food on the food court, and see all the brilliant flashing lights. For a moment in time, cares slip away and the child in me comes out to play. The “good old days” are still “the good old days” when the Dixie Classic Fair opens its gates! EVENTS GOING PLACES? “Every year we looked forward to the Dixie Classic Fair.”