WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- In a 6-2 vote by the Winston-Salem City Council, the Dixie Classic Fair has officially been renamed the Carolina Classic Fair.
The vote is a long time coming. For months the public has expressed their support or lack thereof for the name change.
Dixie has traditionally been a nickname for southern states, especially those that made up the Confederacy.
Back in the 50s, Black people attended a separate fair called the Western Carolina Colored Fair.
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The new name will go into effect in 2020.
The one-time cost to change the name comes out of the Fair Reserve Fund and will not cost taxpayers.