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66th Annual Chatham County Fair in Cooperation with the Chatham County Habitat for Humanity

Welcome to the 66th Annual Chatham County Fair

The Family Friendly Fair

September 22nd - September 25th, 2016

Schedule {subject to change}

Thursday, September 22  Opening Day
5:00 PM
Chatham County Students (with ID card) Admitted Free!!
Gates Open to the Public
5:15 PM
Chatham County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard
will perform to begin the
        *Opening Ceremonies*
5:30 PMBrief Welcoming Remarks including Welcome by Larry Brooks, Association President; Greeting from the NC Department of Agriculture; Remarks from Invited Guests; Welcome to the Midway; Review of Exhibits, Vendors and Concessionaires.
5:30 PM-10:00 PM
R and D Amusements, Zoe the Clown,
5 Star Farm’s Petting Zoo, Camel and Pony Rides, Games and Concessions

More Music and Events Schedule to Come

Friday, September 23
Senior Day

Chatham County Senior Citizens Center Residents Welcome 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Chatham County Senior Citizens Center Residents
Interactive Games and Entertainment for Chatham County Senior Center Residents
 Lunch Provided by the Senior Center for Residents

3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Gates Open to the Public
Chatham County First Responders (with ID card), Their Spouses and Children Admitted Free!!
Gates Open to the Public
R and D Amusements, Zoe the Clown,
5 Star Farm’s Petting Zoo, Camel and Pony Rides
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Inside Stage
Fashion Show Expo An annual crowd pleaser! Will your neighbor appear this year? And what will she/he be wearing?
 More Music and Events Schedule to Come

Saturday, September 24
Noon - 10:00 PM Gates Open to the Public
R and D Amusements, Zoe the Clown,
5 Star Farm’s Petting Zoo, Camel and Pony Rides,
The Pieces of Eight Pirate Troop with Captain Jack

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Outside Stage
2016 Chatham County Fair Talent Show
The Seventh Annual Talent Show for Grades K-12 is presented with the talents of our county’s promising young students competing for cash prizes and trophies. Lots of cute kids and fun! { Parents are requested to remain in their seats. :-) } Click here for an entry form.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Inside Stage
Chatham County Fair Proudly Presents the Chatham County Dance Connection!
Click here for more details
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Outside Stage
Stan Malette
Stan Malette is a graduate of North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and has performed as a sax player and lived in Siler City for over 20 years. Stan’s experiences include R&;B, jazz, Reggae, Rap, and Pop bands, and has performed extensively on the East Coast from New York to Atlanta, as well as in Tokyo, Japan. Stan has also directed, produced, and/or written scores for Public Affairs videos, and theater productions.
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Outside Stage

Chatham County Fair Presents Cynamon & the Spice Rack!

Building a strong reputation as a first-class, Performance group, out of Greensboro, NC, “Cynamon” & “The Spice Rack” delivers a dazzling, high- energy show. Complete with tight musicianship and powerhouse lead vocals.

“Cynamon” & “The Spice Rack” consists of three vibrant female vocalists. The vocal group is backed by a strong band of talented, versatile and dedicated musicians… considered being the best in the business. The instrumentation of the backing band consists of Keyboards, Drums, Guitar, Bass and Saxophone. The versatility of these musicians allows the band to be adjustable to accommodate most budgets.

“Cynamon” & “The Spice Rack” stage show is as exciting to watch as it is to dance to, covering hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s up to contemporary sounds of today’s Top 40. Their repertoire includes a wide range of musical styles including Rhythm and Blues, Beach, Dance, Funk, Pop and Jazz. Providing hours of nonstop dance party! At the end of the night, you will be screaming for more.

More Music and Events Schedule to Come

Sunday, September 25
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMMain Building open for an Ecumenical Service.
Conducted by Donald Matthews, Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Siler City, NC
All Are Welcome!
1:00 PM - 10:00 PMGates Open to the Public
R and D Amusements, Zoe the Clown,
5 Star Farm’s Petting Zoo, Camel and Pony Rides ,
The Pieces of Eight Pirate Troop with Captain Jack,
Happy Dan the Magic Man

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Back by special Request!
In front of the main stands
3 separate shows
Happy Dan the Magic Man
The Biggest Little Laughs in the Carolinas
Voted one of Carolina Parent’s Family Favorite Party Entertainers!
 More Music and Events Schedule to Come
Adults …………………………. $6.00 (tax included)
Children (Age 6-12) ……… $4.00 (tax included)
Children (Age 5 and under) FREE!
Disabled Vets (with ID card) FREE!

Contest for Children 6 -9!!
Win a Bicycle
Got to Be NC Agriculture
Secret Word Scavenger Hunt

Rules and Entry Forms will be available in the Fair Building

Midway Opens Thursday Evening
Midway by R and D Amusements
Tickets and wrist bands for the Midway rides will be available from the midway staff for $15
Midway ride tickets, for $1 each, will be available for purchase at the Midway from carnival staff. Rides will cost 3 to 4 tickets OR a wrist band will be available for only $15 for unlimited rides for the following periods (a new wrist band for each period):
  • Thurs 6:00pm-closing
  • Fri     3:00pm-closing
  • Sat     noon-4:00pm
  •           4:00pm-closing
  • Sun    1:00pm-4:00pm
  •           4:00pm-closing
Petting Zoo, Camel and Pony Rides
5 Star Farms
Petting Zoo tickets, $2 each.
Pony rides $5.
Camel rides $7.
See 5 Star Farm’s website for more details.

Just a reminder for our politician friends, photo opportunities abound!!

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The Fairgrounds are located in Pittsboro, North Carolina.
From the Courthouse Circle follow Business 64 East toward Raleigh and turn right onto the Fairgrounds Road* — just east of the Food Lion Shopping Center.
Click here for a Map Quest link.
Or here for a Google Maps Link.
The Fair Building is on the south east side at the end of Fairgrounds Road
(* also known as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive)

Chatham County Agricultural & Industrial Fair Association, Inc.

Board of Directors - 2016

Larry Brooks, Board President
Elizabeth Alston,1st Vice President
Carl Bryant, 2nd Vice President
Shirley Hart, Secretary
Norma Boone Assistant Secretary
Wesley Andrews, Parliamentarian
Brother Peacemaker, Chaplain
Board Members
Dan Augustine
Mary Parker
Glenn Foxx, Jr.
Larry Horton
Michael Knight
Robert Revels
Malcolm Taylor

Peter Harkins, Acting Treasurer

Board Member Emeritus Wilbur Bryant
Board Member Emeritus Charlie Baldwin, Jr
Board Member Emeritus Jim Shook
Board Member Emeritus Annie McCrimmon

Hermenia Green 2016 Volunteer Coordinator
contact her at (919) 542-2737
President’s Message


To everyone, I would like to welcome you to the 66th annual Chatham County Agriculture and Industrial Fair. From September 22nd through September 25th, 2016 we will joyously celebrate 66 years of service with the citizens of Chatham County. And we are delighted to once again partner with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Chatham County Center, providing fun and entertainment for everyone.

On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to invite you to display your arts and crafts, fruits, vegetables and livestock. Please review the different categories listed in our premium booklet and plan to enter your products. Registration begins for all non-perishable entries on Monday, September 19th from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and continues Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please note that only perishables items will be accepted Thursday morning September 22nd, between 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

We are excited to announce that R & D Amusements will be our carnival host for 2016, with rides, games and carnival foods. Again this year 5 Star Farm from South Carolina will provide their amazing petting zoo and additional games for all to enjoy.

We have prepared a fun filled four days of events for your enjoyment including music every night, both inside and outside. Come on out and bring the family, smell the aroma of the food and enjoy the rides and games!

Have a great, fun-filled week!

Larry Brooks,


And last but by no means least, we extend our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, patrons and advertisers listed here.