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Winston-Salem Council Member James Taylor suggests changing the name of the Dixie Classic Fair, saying the current name is a divisive reminder…

The Carolina Colored Fair, later the Carolina Fair, for black residents is formed in 1953 after the dissolution of the Western Carolina Fair, …

Charles H. Babcock donates land for a new fairgrounds at its current site; the fair is first held there in 1951.

Integration comes to the Dixie Classic Fair in 1963. The Carolina Fair starts going into decline as black residents spend their money at the l…

The Education Building is built to house competitive fair exhibits and offseason events.

The first historic log building is added to the fairgrounds and Yesterday Village is born. Today this section contains 19 structures that were…

The Neil Bolton Home and Garden Building is built and named for the fair manager from 1956 to 1972.

The fair celebrates its 125th anniversary and sets an attendance record of 371,219 — making it the 50th largest fair in North America.

The city starts calling the fairgrounds the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds but stresses that the fair name stays Dixie Classic. City officials say …

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Citizens propose removing the name of Dixie from the fair, saying it evokes slavery and the Confederacy.

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