How to Get Here
Copyright 2017 Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention

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I-77: Take exit 83 (northbound traffic only) or exit 85 and follow US 21 north up the Blue Ridge Mountains 16 miles to Roaring Gap and 28 miles to in intersection with NC 18 in the center of Sparta, NC.
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From US 421: Take exit 282 onto US 421 Bus./NC 115 north for 2.9 miles. Turn right onto NC 18 North/Second Street. Follow NC 18 north up the Blue Ridge Mountains for 20 miles to Laurel Springs, NC, and 31 miles to the intersection with US 21 in the center of Sparta, NC
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From Mt. Airy, NC: Head west on NC 89 north for 20 miles to the intersection with NC 18. Turn left on NC 18 and follow for 15 miles to the intersection with US 21 in the center of Sparta, NC.
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From Virginia: Take US 21 south and follow into Alleghany County and Sparta, NC.
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From Jefferson, NC and Ashe County: Take NC 88 north to Laurel Springs to where it dead-ends into NC 18. Go left on NC 18 and follow for 12 miles to Sparta, NC.

The fairgrounds are on U.S. 21 North, 1.5 miles from the courthouse square.


Driving directions are courtesy Alleghany Chamber of Commerce.
Sparta is the seat of Alleghany County in Northwest North Carolina,
situated about eight miles from the Virginia state line.
Temperatures average in the 70s in July. Days occasionally reach into the 80s while nights can be cool.

Clothes for warm and cool weather are recommended.
To Reach Sparta
Alleghany Fairgrounds
1585 U.S. 21 North
Sparta, NC 28675