Cleveland County Fair comes from the Cleveland County Fair Association. Actually, I am not really sure what makes up the actual association for the fair, but I can tell you that the Cleveland County Fair has the largest of all attendance in a North Carolina fair. The exhibits, however, are really bad. Their numbers dwindled this year, except the photography one. That was the one they wanted to go down. They changed the rules on it, but it still didn't work because they didn't go by their own rules and because if they did, their rules were strange. Anyway, the fair association does a pretty good job but I wish they would not raise so the cost of getting in. Paying $7 just to get in is ridiculous. This review was done in 2005, and parts were now updated.