County Fair time!

I took a trip to the Harnett Regional Agricultural Fair yesterday, and I am now officially excited for the 2011 Fair season! This is just the second year for the Harnett Fair located in Lillington, and it offers everything from pig races and blacksmith demonstrations to carnival rides and a demolition derby. There’s also live music and the “Harnett’s Got Talent” event on stage.

Yesterday was Youth and Senior Day, and area schools let students out early so they could come to the Fair. There were many people enjoying the Tiny Tot cheerleading competitions, junior beef livestock show, and the blue-ribbon entries and exhibits on display.

This is the first fair of the season and the only one until August, so if you’re craving a funnel cake or some ice cream made the old-fashioned way with a hit-and-miss engine, check out the Harnett Regional Agricultural Fair, running now through Saturday, May 7.

To see when and where the next county agricultural fair will be taking place near you, visit the Got to Be NC Agricultural Fairs website.

What North Carolina county fair are you looking forward to this year?

About Blue Ribbon

Natalie Alford blogged for the 2009-2011 N.C. State Fairs. This is her bio from 2009: I work at the Fairgrounds year-round, so I'm always in the middle of the fun! During the Fair, I work with the press office team to organize events and exhibits, and log a lot of miles on my pedometer. I'm also the County Agricultural Fairs Coordinator, which means I license, promote and visit North Carolina's agricultural fairs and enjoy thousands of blue ribbon entries every year. I hope to see you at the Fair!

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  1. I’m looking forward to the Drexel Community Fair this fall, and the Drexel Spring Carnival — which happens this week!

    It’s at the Drexel, NC fairgrounds, May 10-14. They don’t have a website, but they’re “Drexel Fair” on FaceBook. The Spring Carnival doesn’t have the exhibits & all like the fair in the fall, but they do have rides, entertainment, and I’m not sure what all else.

    And the best part? Admission is free (but there is a small charge for parking — I don’t know how much that will be — probably a couple of dollars).

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