Join Us for Our Chatham County Spring Ag Fest March 30!

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Spring Ag Fest

Celebrating Chatham County Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources

Saturday, March 30, 2019

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

This is a FREE Event!

Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center
1192 US 64 W Business
Pittsboro, NC 27312
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Dennet Withington of Lilly Den Farm with Bluebell and her calf Bella. Visitors got the chance to milk Bluebell. Photo by Debbie Roos.

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Marty Allen on his quarter horse Diamond cut a calf from the herd during the cutting horse demonstration. Photo by Debbie Roos.

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Free pony rides were sponsored by the Chatham County Farm Bureau. Photo by Debbie Roos.

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Arbor Enterprises booth. Photo by Debbie Roos.

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Crystal Glen Alpacas booth. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Chatham County invites residents to join us for our 2nd annual Spring Ag Fest at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center (CCACC) on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Spring Ag Fest is a celebration of Chatham County’s agriculture, forestry, and natural resources. The event will offer something for everyone: livestock, exhibits, demonstrations, food trucks, and more.

View a slideshow featuring almost 200 photos from the 2018 Spring Ag Fest. (Click on the first photo then click on the icon in the bottom right of the screen if you want to enlarge the photo.)

This event is made possible by the collaborative efforts of N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center, Chatham County Agriculture & Conference CenterChatham County Farm Bureau, Chatham County Soil & Water, Farm Service Agency, NRCS, and the NC Forest Service.

Thanks also to our community supporters: 

  • Braxton’s Sawmill
  • Carolina Stockyards & Performance Feeds
  • Chatham County Livestock Association
  • North Carolina Horse Council

We have some exciting events planned at the Livestock Arena:

Rodeo entertainer Keith Isley will amuse the crowd in between events at the Livestock Arena!

Rodeo entertainer Keith Isley.

Rodeo entertainer Keith Isley. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Livestock including cattle, horses, alpacas, sheep, goats, donkeys, poultry, rabbits, and more will be on display for an up-close look. We will have FREE pony rides for kids sponsored by the Chatham County Farm Bureau! Visitors can try their hand at milking a Lilly Den Farm cow!

Indoor and outdoor exhibitors and vendors will highlight local farms, farmers’ markets, sustainable agriculture, agricultural support and advocacy, agribusiness, beekeeping, livestock, forestry, green industry, wildlife, conservation, and much more. Visitors will get to meet Smokey Bear and chat with our local forest rangers.

Several Food Trucks will offer tasty options for lunch. Thanks to the generosity of the Chatham County Farm Bureau, the first 800 visitors will receive a $5 food ticket to spend at the food trucks!

Food Trucks

Exhibitors

Indoor and outdoor exhibits will be in several areas throughout the Agriculture & Conference Center site and feature livestock, farm equipment, plants, produce, a firefighting helicopter, informational booths, and much more. A designated outdoor area will feature vendors offering items for sale. We will have something for everyone!

The event is free and open to the public.

Overflow parking will be at the Hwy 64 entrance to CCCC. Free shuttle service will be provided by Chatham Transit.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor or vendor around the theme of agriculture, forestry, or natural resources, email Victoria Brewer for more information.

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Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The CCACC houses the offices of N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation, and the Forest Service.

The event facilities provide year-round meeting and workshop space for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, natural resources, family and consumer science, and youth programs. However, the CCACC is available for rental by organizations and individuals for all types of events, including conventions, trade shows, weddings, workshops, and banquets. It is the largest flexible meeting space in the county.

The CCACC is one mile west of the traffic circle at 1192 US 64 W Business in Pittsboro.