Save the Date for Our 2020 Spring Ag Fest!

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Spring Ag Fest

Celebrating Chatham County Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources

Saturday, March 28, 2020

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

This is a FREE Event!

Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center

1192 US 64 W Business
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Willow Griffith demonstrated Roman Riding at the Livestock Arena.

Willow Griffith demonstrates Roman Riding at the Livestock Arena. Photo by Debbie Roos.

4-H Cattle Parade of Breeds.

Scottish Highlander in the 4-H Cattle Parade of Breeds. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Polaris Equine Mobile Veterinary Clinic's horse was a huge hit with folks of all ages!

Polaris Equine Mobile Veterinary Clinic’s horse Eddie was a huge hit with folks of all ages! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Kaci Isley demonstrates barrel racing.

Kaci Isley and her quarter horse Dunnie in the barrel racing event at the Livestock Arena. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The Lilly Den Farm booth had all kinds of animals for kids to interact with from ducks to chicks, goats, rabbits, and a milking cow.

The Lilly Den Farm booth had all kinds of animals for kids to interact with from ducks to chicks, goats, rabbits, and a milking cow. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Over 100 indoor and outdoor exhibitors and vendors offered something for everyone!

Over 100 indoor and outdoor exhibitors and vendors offered something for everyone! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Eva Green of Rabbit Patch Baskets sold her beautiful handmade baskets.

Eva Green of Rabbit Patch Baskets sold her beautiful handmade baskets. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Stephanie Fay of Solstice Herb Farm.

Stephanie Fay of Solstice Herb Farm. Photo by Debbie Roos.

N.C. Cooperative Extension Logo

Chatham County Logo

Farm Bureau logo

Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center logo image

Chatham County invites residents to join us for our 3rd annual Spring Ag Fest at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center (CCACC) on Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 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.

We have some exciting events planned at the Livestock Arena:

  • Barrel Racing Demonstration
  • Cutting Horse Demonstration
  • Working Dog Demonstration
  • NC Horse Council Parade of Breeds
  • 4-H Parade of Cattle
  • 4-H Parade of Sheep and Goats
  • Friesian Horse Demonstration
  • Roman Riding Demonstration
  • Mustang Demonstration

Livestock including cattle, sheep, poultry, goats, horses, 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!

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!

Several food trucks will offer tasty options for lunch. Throughout the day, the Chatham County Farm Bureau will be distributing hundreds of $5 food tickets to spend at the food trucks!

View a slideshow featuring over 100 photos from the 2019 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.)

View a short video of the 2019 Spring Ag Fest by Yanasa Ama Ranch.

See a list of exhibitors and vendors from the 2019 Spring Ag Fest.

The event is free and open to the public. Full details with a complete list of exhibitors and events will be released in February.

If you are interested in exhibiting around the theme of agriculture, forestry, or natural resources, complete this on-line form. For more information about being an exhibitor or vendor, email brandy.oldham@chathamnc.org or call 919-542-8201.

For questions about the Spring Ag Fest, email Debbie Roos.

Image of Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center

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

The CCACC houses the offices of N.C. Cooperative Extension of Chatham County, 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.