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63st Annual Chatham County Fair

Welcome to the 63rd Annual Chatham County Fair

The Family Friendly Fair

September 19th - September 21st, 2013

Schedule {subject to change}
See Cow Milking, Friday

Thursday, September 19  Opening Day
5:00 PM Gates Open to the Public
5:10 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.
7:30 PM-8:15 PM
Inside Stage
Rhonda Robichaux
For over 20 years, Swampy-Sultry-Spicy with a New Orleans flavor ~ blues, swing, jazz, funk, classics and originals ~ Winner: 2012 Triangle Blues Challenge and competed 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Will be performing at the renowned Bull Durham Blues Festival this year.!
8:30 PM-9:15 PM
Inside Stage
Shawn Deena
“Music is in my soul and my soul is in music. I play music, write songs, and entertain. It’s groovetastic sound that comes from the heart. His sound is both unique and comfortable. to purchase music -- click here
9:30 PM-10:00 PM
Inside Stage
Stan Malette
graduate NCCU, BA, Music Ed., R&B, jazz, directed, produced, and/or written scores for Public Affairs videos, and theatre productions, taught instrumental and music theory. Tonight’s performance is classic R&B ballads.

Friday, September 20
Senior Day

All Senior Citizens Welcome!
Gates Open to The General Public at 3:00 PM
Music Theme:
Inside Stage:Gospel
Outside Stage: 3 Hours Showcasing Elliot Humphries and Lauren Nicole!
10:00 AM - Noon Interactive Games and Entertainment for Seniors
11:30 AMLunch Provided by Senior Center

3:00 PM
Gates Open to the Public
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Stables, South End of Grounds
Clair Apple and Golem Kennels’
Shetland Sheepdogs duck herding demonstration
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
South End - Farmers Market Shed
Cow Milking Demonstration.
Regrettably, the milking is cancelled for this year. But she will be back for 2014! Please visit the rabbits next door, and the chickens and their friends. And don't miss the petting zoo.
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
South End - Farmers Market Shed
Ice Cream Churn-off. Judging by the public at 7:00 PM followed by free ice cream!.
4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Outside tent
Beach Bingo for the General Public
5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Inside Stage
Gospel Music Celebration
An hour of inspirational songs and Praise Dancing from local choirs and groups
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Inside Stage
Fashion Show Expo
7:00 PM-8:15 PM PM
Outside Stage
Elliott Humphries & Be The Moon
North Carolina’s up and coming sensational singer/ songwriter. His debut album is currently receiving airplay in Chicago, England, and France.
8:30 PM - 9:45 PM
Outside Stage
Lauren Nicole Band
Discovered singing in a Karaoke club in Raleigh, her originality, singing, and songwriting has been compared to some of the greatest rock legends.

Saturday, September 21

Early Opening!! 10:00 AM
Music Theme: Regional Bands on the Outdoor Stage All Day!
10:00 AMGates Open to the Public
Zoe the Clown Inflatables and 3 Star Farm Petting Zoo, Camel and Pony Rides Open
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
In front of Zoe the Clown
Happy Dan the Magic Man
The Biggest Little Laughs in the Carolinas
11:00 AM-11:30 AM
Outside Stage
Three Rivers Gospel Group
Hailing from Moncure, this group lead by Quinten Murray, will lift your spirits with gospel harmony.
11:30 - 12:00 PM
Outside Stage
Ted Ehrhard
One of our area’s most preeminent musicians, both as a classical violinist and as a mean fiddle player, be sure to Catch this performance for some good ol’ knee-slapping music from this talented virtuoso.

12:00 PM
Midway Opens
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Outside Stage
James Goldston
Siler City’s own, better known as Junebug, is a creative, original artists, whose music covers many genres, with a soulful, rhythmic touch to his style.
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
In front of Zoe the Clown
Happy Dan the Magic Man
The Biggest Little Laughs in the Carolinas
Second Show!
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Inside Main Building
Line Dancing
Click for more information.
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Outside Stage
India Cain & Keith Allen
Unique and authentic twists on some of the most widely-loved songs of all time. India brings a classical and folk music background including the Greenwich Village-inspired folk scene of the ‘60’s. Keith is a banjo player with strong Bluegrass influences, and has performed in acoustic and rock groups in Charlotte. Together, their sound covers a beautiful range of American music.
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Outside Stage
Chatham County Fair Talent Show
The Fourth 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 a flier and an entry form.
3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Outside tent
Beach Bingo for the General Public
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Inside Stage
Chatham County Fair Pageant to Crown Little Miss Chatham County
Click here for more details
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Outside Stage
Dmitri Resnik (Jazz)
Dmitri Resnik is a guitarist/vocalist from Chatham County NC who has been playing professionally for more than 25 years. Resnik spent 12 years in New Orleans performing and touring with some of the best musicians in the city . He has 6 critically acclaimed CD's which have received substantial airplay , including NPR's "Cartalk". Resnik will be accompanied by Dave Aduddell on Upright Bass and Eric Mrozkowski on drums for a program of Louisiana roadhouse rhythms, bar room boogie, uptown swing, and downtown blues. Acoustic Piedmont bluesmen Chatham County Slim and Papa Mike will be opening the show.
5:30 PM-6:00 PM
Outside Stage
Stan Malette
More smooth and soothing tenor sax with the focus on the sweet sounds of today’s romantic R&B hits.
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Outside Stage
Haw River Boyz
The Haw River Boyz are a North Carolina based Blues band that plays and eclectic mix Americana, Blues and Rock. This group consisting of seasoned musicians playing a mix of Acoustic / Electric covers and originals for a unique and enjoyable style
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Outside Stage
The music that Rootzie offers is raw, honest, emotionally-driven, and always evolving. They offer everything from solo performances by world-class bluesman, Gregory Blaine, to an affectionate and genuine duo option of Gregory with his partner Dolores Chandler (Dolie) bringing in soulful, jazzy vocals along with auxiliary percussion, or even full band configurations that are known for bringing together the area's finest musicians as well as sharing their seasoned experience with talented newcomers on the Triangle music scene. Visit their website.
8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Outside Stage
The Gleaners
Steve Humbert, along with Brian and Penny Jeffrey, bring together their musical spirit for fun and happiness through sounds that lead back to the lonesome pine of SW Virginia. Their original acoustic songs are influenced by coal country, rock and anything that moves them.
Adults ............................... $5.00
Children (Age 6-12) ......... $3.00
Children (Age 5 and under) FREE!

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

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
Or click here for details.

Midway Opens Thursday Evening
Ride tickets, $1 each, will be available for purchase at the Midway from carnival staff. Rides will cost 2 to 4 tickets OR a wrist band will be available for only $15 for a ride on each Fun Rides and Events ride

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Inflatable games and rides by ZOE THE CLOWN
A wrist band will be available for only $15 for all day inflatable play Thursday and Friday and from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM and 3:00 PM - closing Saturday on Zoe the Clown's inflatables!

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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. For a video of the pony carousel and the camel ride, click here.

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2013 Fashion Show  Inside Stage

Face Painting is Fun!

Artist at Work

Lots of Designs

Beautiful Weather

Fun for the Kids!

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 - 2013

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

Board Members
Pamela Baldwin
Lesley Landis
Brother Peacemaker
Larry Horton
LaVerne Reid
Howard Alston

Mike Cross, Ex-Officio
Randy Voller, Ex-Officio

Chaplin Emeritus Rev. Juanita Milliken
Board Member Emeritus Wilbur Bryant
Board Member Emeritus Charlie Baldwin, Jr
Board Member Emeritus Jim Shook
Board Member Emeritus Annie McCrimmon

Hermenia Green 2013 Volunteer Coordinator
contact her at (919) 542-2737
President's Message


It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 63rd Annual Chatham County Agriculture and Industrial Fair, September 19 thru September 21, 2013. We are celebrating 63 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 Monday, September 16 from 1:00 PM through 6:00 PM, and continues from 9:00 AM through 6:00 PM Tuesday and Wednesday. Please note that only perishables will be accepted Thursday morning September 19, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Fun Rides and Events, Zoe the Clown and 5 Star Farm from South Carolina will provide a host of fun filled rides, games and special treats for our young kids to enjoy.

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

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.