by Sam Hieb
Not the official name of the venue that hosts the Dixie Classic Fair, but petitioners wish to change the name from the recently-named ‘Winston-Salem Fairgrounds’:
The petition, addressed to Winston-Salem City Manager Lee Garrity, says that everyone in the Yadkin River valley knows the fairgrounds as the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds, and that changing the name would erase part of the city’s “southern culture and heritage.”
About 75 people had signed the petition by Thursday evening.
Never gave a lot of thought to the name ‘Dixie Classic Fair,’ given the thorough “de-Confederatization” the South has been undergoing these many years.
Some things you just don’t walk back once they’re gone.