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.


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.