NC State Fair wraps up successful 11-day run

By on October 26, 2021

The 2021 N.C. State Fair wrapped up a successful return with

  • over 819,000 fairgoers in attendance,
  • nearly 314,000 pounds of canned goods donated during Smithfield Foods Hunger Relief Day and
  • more than million smiles recorded.
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Other highlights include: 
  • hosting the first accessAbility Day for people with different abilities,
  • the dedication of the James Robert “Bob” Stanfield Natural Resources Center,
  • and receiving bids totaling $183,000 in the Junior Livestock Sale of Champions.

“The 2021 State Fair was absolutely wonderful and exceeded expectations. It took a lot of hard work by a lot of people to put this on, but it was absolutely worth it,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Seeing people enjoying themselves and experiencing a bit of normalcy was a great feeling.”

Carrying on a Century Farm legacy at Hoggard Farm

By on October 24, 2021

The Farm Family of the Day program is a new addition to the N.C. State Fair. The program recognizes 11 farm families who work hard everyday to impact our state’s agriculture industry. Families either nominated themselves or were nominated by

Combining hard work, love of family and N.C. agriculture at Kee-Lang Farms

By on October 23, 2021

The Farm Family of the Day program is a new addition to the N.C. State Fair. The program recognizes 11 farm families who work hard everyday to impact our state’s agriculture industry. Families either nominated themselves or were nominated by

A sweet life of farming at Vick Family Farms

By on October 22, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers or agriculture industry workers. Grayson Ferrell with Vick Family Farm is one of those industry leaders. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run

Flourishing Flowers at Conrad Farms

By on October 22, 2021

The Farm Family of the Day program is a new addition to the N.C. State Fair. The program recognizes 11 farm families who work hard everyday to impact our state’s agriculture industry. Families either nominated themselves or were nominated by

Bringing local to the community at Jackson Farms Produce

By on October 21, 2021

The Farm Family of the Day program is a new addition to the N.C. State Fair. The program recognizes 11 farm families who work hard everyday to impact our state’s agriculture industry. Families either nominated themselves or were nominated by

Supporting fresh and local products at Ogburn Berries and Produce

By on October 20, 2021

The Farm Family of the Day program is a new addition to the N.C. State Fair. The program recognizes 11 farm families who work hard everyday to impact our state’s agriculture industry. Families either nominated themselves or were nominated by

Century Farm Families honored at reunion at the N.C. State Fair.

By on October 19, 2021

Summary: Yesterday we honored families who have owned their farms for 100 years or more in what we called the 50th + One Anniversary of the Century Farm Family program. A total of 1,970 farms are classified as Century Farms.

Giving Back to the Community at Faith Farm Supply

By on October 19, 2021

The Farm Family of the Day program is a new addition to the N.C. State Fair. The program recognizes 11 farm families who work hard everyday to impact our state’s agriculture industry. Families either nominated themselves or were nominated by

Over 200 years of heart and devotion at Wadsworth Acres

By on October 18, 2021

The Farm Family of the Day program is a new addition to the N.C. State Fair. The program recognizes 11 farm families who work hard everyday to impact our state’s agriculture industry. Families either nominated themselves or were nominated by