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61st Annual Chatham County Fair

Welcome to the 61st Annual Chatham County Fair

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of   ChathamArts   and a long creative tradition in
Chatham County

The Family Friendly Fair

September 28th - October 1st, 2011

We hope you were able to join us for at least one day of beautiful weather, great music, and fun-filled rides and face painting for the children! If not, check back net year about the same time. We'll have a schedule up for the 2012 Fair after the 1st of the year, as soon as we can reserve a midway.

Schedule{subject to change}

Wednesday, September 28  Opening DayALL high school and younger students admitted FREE
Music Theme: Jazz/Blues/Bluegrass
5:00 PM Gates Open
5:30 PMOpening Ceremonies - Opening Ceremonies 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; Food vendors open.
6:30 PM-7:30 PMReception for guests, sponsors, board members
7:30 PM-8:00 PM
Inside Stage
Stan Malette
For over 20 years, Saxophone has taken Stan Malette around the world. Now you can catch his Jazz and R&B stylings right here in Chatham County!
8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Inside Stage
Justin Johnson
Justin's versatile and award-winning solo guitar style fuses the mystery of European Jazz with the down-home feel of American Roots Music

Thursday, September 29
  Health Day
Music Theme: Reggae/Soul
6:00 PMGates Open
 Health Screenings Inside the Hall
       by Piedmont Health Services
 Free Massages
 Yoga Demonstrations
 Healthy Food/Nutrition Information
 Health Careers Information
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Outside Tent
Central Carolina Community College Sustainability Demonstrations. Click for details.
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Outside Stage
Rhonda Robichaux (New Orleans Blues/Jazz)
Sultry vocals and smoky guitar ~ an innovative swampy blend of New Orleans blues, jazz, swing ~ classics and originals.
8:30 PM-9:30 PM
Outside Stage
Tim Smith Band
The Tim Smith Band is versatile group, blending a variety of both cover songs and original music from soul and R&B to funk and reggae with a rockin' twist, a bluesy edge and jazz sensibility to create a whirlwind of raucous energy that will leave you stunned.

Friday, September 30
Senior Day

All Senior Citizens Welcome!
Music Theme:
Inside Stage:Gospel
Outside Stage: 3 Hours Showcasing and Jamming!
10:00 AM - Noon Interactive Games and Entertainment for Seniors
11:30 AMLunch Provided by Senior Center
11:30 AM-1:00 PM Apple Pressing Demonstration behind the Hall
12:00 Noon Gates Open Early to the Public
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Beach Bingo for Senior Citizens
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Outside Tent
Central Carolina Community College Sustainability Demonstrations. Click for details.
4:00 PM-6:00 PM Beach Bingo for the General Public
6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Inside Stage
Gospel Music Celebration
An evening of inspirational songs and Praise Dancing from local choirs and groups
7:00 PM-9:00 PMNC Songwriter's Co-op Showcase
Come listen to a showcase of some of NC's most talented songwriters, presented to you together on one stage at the Chatham County Fair.
7:00-8:15 - Song Swap with David Bultman, Tom Vorhees, Jamie Purnell, Dan Heimsoth, and Jon Batson
    followed by ...
Tubby Ridge
Click here for more details on these guys.
9:00 PM-ClosingMayor's Jam[strawberry?]
Pittsboro Mayor, Randy Voller, and his crew of exceptional regional musicians bring their standing Friday night Mayor's Jam to the main stage of the Chatham County Fair!
9:00 PM Outside: Wrestling!

Saturday, October 1

Early Opening
Music Theme: Regional Bands on the Outdoor Stage All Day!
10:00 AMGates Open to the Public
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Outside Stage
Shawn Deena (Alternative / Acoustic Rock / Singer/Songwriter)
His acoustic alternative performance style has been described as anything from energetically lively to frenzied fun with a splash of humor.
12:00 Noon-1:00 PM
Outside Stage
India Cain & Keith Allen (Folk / Bluegrass / 60's Music)
India & Keith put their own unique and authentic twist on some of the most well-written and widely-loved songs of all time.
1:00 PM - 6:00 PMFree horseback rides by Heads Up! Therapeutic Riding - 18 and under, 200 pounds or lighter please (requested by the horses)
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Outside Stage
Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends (Appalachian / Americana)
A fusion of old Appalachia and modern Americana, Steph Stewart and The Boyfriends' sound is raw, rare and strangely familiar.
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Inside Main Building
Line Dancing
Click for more information.
3:00 PM Cow milking demonstration.
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Outside Stage
Doug Largent Trio (Jazz)
Experience the dynamic sound of jazz organ trios from the classic Blue Note era! The Doug Largent Trio specializes in music that provided the soundtrack for parties and nightclubs in the 1950?s and 60?s and the Organ Trio Grooves.
3:30 PM-4:45 PM Ice Cream Churn-off contest - voting at 4:45, consuming soon thereafter!
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Inside Stage
Chatham County Fair Pageant to Crown Little Miss Chatham County
Click here for more details
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Outside Stage
2011 Chatham County Fair Youth Talent Show Click for details.
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Outside Stage
Pavelid (Latin / Tropical / World)
Experience the exotic rhythms and tones of Pavelid's Latin harp, as he is accompanied by pulsing hand percussion, and his daughter's captivating performance on Cuatro.
9:00 PM-Closing
Outside Stage
hearyonder (Folk/Americana/Indie)
hearyonder is the collaborative work of Justin and Nellie De Jong,two musically diverse artists based out of Durham North Carolina, currently working on their debut record. Visit their website.
9:00 PM Outside: More Wrestling!
Adults ............................... $4.00
Children (Age 6-12) ......... $3.00
Children (Age 5 and under) FREE!
Handicapped patrons FREE ADMISSION every day when accompanied by a paying caregiver

C O L O R I N G  Contest!!
Win a Bicycle

Children ages 6 to 9
Materials provided for coloring
Do not have to be present to win
Winner announced Saturday at 7:00 PM

Midway Opens Wednesday Evening
Midway by
Ride tickets, $1 each, will be available for purchase at the Midway from carnival staff. Rides will cost 2 to 4 tickets OR an ALL-DAY wrist band will be available for only $20: YES! ride from the time the gates open to the time the gates close for only $20!

Download a PDF copy of the music schedule here. Outdoor performances are subject to change, not to mention the vagaries of the weather.

Face Painting is Fun!

Artist at Work

Lots of Designs

Beautiful Weather

Fun for the Kids!

Located behind the Pittsboro Food Lion on East Hwy. 64 Bus.
Call (919) 542-5511
Click here for Google Maps or click here for Mapquest directions.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

The Chatham County Agricultural and Industrial Fair
Chatham County Fair Association

Board of Directors - 2011

Larry Brooks, Board President
Elizabeth Alston,1st Vice President
Carl Bryant, 2nd Vice President
Mary F. Parker, Secretary
Peter Harkins, Assistant Secretary
Ann McCrimmon, Treasurer
Wesley Andrews, Parliamentarian
David Scotton, Sr,, Chaplain

Pamela Baldwin
Lesley Landis
Jim Shook
LaVerne Reid
Roy Earl Alston

Carl Thompson, Ex-Officio
Randy Voller, Ex-Officio

Chaplin Emeritus Rev. Juanita Milliken
Board Member Emeritus Wilbur Bryant
Board Member Emeritus Charlie Baldwin, Jr

Hermenia Green 2011 Volunteer Coordinator
contact her at (919) 542-2737
President's Message


It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 61th Annual Chatham County Agriculture and Industrial Fair, September 28 thru October 1, 2011. We are celebrating 61 years of providing a fair that is fun and affordable for everyone. Once again, we are excited about joining forces with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Chatham County Center.

On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to invite you to display your arts and crafts, fruits, vegetables and livestock. Please carefully review the different categories listed on the next several pages and plan to enter your products. Registration begins for all non-perishable entries on Sunday, September 25 from 1:00 PM through 6:00 PM, and continues from 9:00 AM through 6:00 PM Monday and Tuesday. Please not that only perishables will be accepted Wednesday morning September 28, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Boney's Amusements will provide a host of fun filled rides and games and special treats for our young kids to enjoy.

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

Have a great week.

Larry Brooks


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