FLETCHER, N.C. (AP) -- Sea lions and wrestlers are among the sights and sounds that will greet people for this year's N.C. Mountain State Fair.
The 20th annual fair runs through Sept. 15 at the WNC Agricultural Center.
Sea Lion Splash, an interactive and educational water show, offers visitors a chance to view sea lions up close as they balance balls, shoot hoops, dance and perform handstands. The show features rescued Californian and South American sea lions that were unable to return to the wild because of injuries or age.
Beginning Sept. 9, Smoky Mountain Championship Wrestling will bring more than a dozen regional wrestlers and local legends together for two bouts nightly at 6:30 and 8.
Fair organizers have added a wood-turning contest this year with entries in a variety of categories.