Alleghany County Recreation
County Administration Building
348 South Main St.
Mailing: PO Box 366
Sparta, NC 28675
Phone: 336-372-2942
FAX: 336-372-2972


County Fairgrounds
Recreational Facilities
Youth Sports Programs
Crouse Park
Alleghany County Schools
Board of Education – Lion’s Club Pavilion
Alleghany Wellness Center
NC State Parks Activities
Stocked Waters
Stone Mountain State Park
New River State Park
Blue Ridge Parkway
Cumberland Knob
Discover NC


Jim Brown
Recreation Director

Vickie Moyer
Administrative Assistant

County Fairgrounds

Justice Carlisle Higgins Fairgrounds and Agricultural Center

Located at 1375 US Highway 21N
Contact Information:
Jim Brown, Recreation Director
Office Hours 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday – Friday
Phone 336-372-2942
Fax 336-372-2972


Alleghany Fairgrounds is a Public Use Facility for recreational, educational and profitable endeavors. Alleghany Fairgrounds offers several fee options to serve your needs. All applications will be reviewed for approval by the Alleghany County Fairgrounds Board. User fees determined at the approval of the application for use. Rules and Regulations can be found on the application or consult the Recreation Director for more information.

Fairgrounds Features

  • Covered grandstands with large covered picnic area and paved walking area
  • Concession stand (Restaurant Permitted)
  • Large dirt arena: ~ 250’ X 125’
  • Portable stage 12’ X 40’
  • Sound System available for a fee
  • Large grassy camping area with over 25 RV sites utilized during the Fiddlers Convention in July
  • Emerson Black Building for indoor exhibitions, plus kitchen
  • Open Exhibition Barn with movable livestock pens
  • 20 Stall Horse Barn

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