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2nd Annual Spring Agriculture Festival

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free

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 am to 2 pm in Pittsboro.
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 the Chatham County Center of NC Cooperative Extension, the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center, Chatham County Farm Bureau, Chatham County Soil & Water, Farm Service Agency, NRCS, and the NC Forest Service.
We have some exciting events planned at the Livestock Arena:
• 10:20 a.m.: Flag Ceremony at the Livestock Arena
• 10:30 a.m.: North Carolina Horse Council Parade of Breeds
• 11:00 a.m.: English Riding Demonstration
• 11:30 a.m.: 4-H Cattle Parade of Breeds & Costume Contest
• 12:00 p.m.: Break
• 12:30 p.m.: Cutting Horse Demonstration
• 1:00 p.m.: Working Dog Demonstration
• 1:30 p.m.: Barrel Racing Demonstration
Livestock including cattle, horses, alpacas, 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!
More than 80 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 breakfast and 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!

For more details, including a complete list of exhibitors and vendors, visit the Chatham County Cooperative Extension website.
https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/2019/03/growingsmallfarms-2019-spring-ag-fest/

The event is free and open to the public.

The CCACC is one mile west of the traffic circle at 1192 US 64 W Business in Pittsboro. Overflow parking will be at the Hwy 64 entrance to CCCC. Free shuttle service will be provided by Chatham Transit.

Venue

Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center
1192 US 64W Business
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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