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64th Annual Chatham County Fair

Welcome to the 64th Annual Chatham County Fair

The Family Friendly Fair

September 18th - September 21st, 2014

The 2014 Fair was the most successful in over 10 years! The weather was perfect all four days and attendance exceeded 3,500. Check the website next summer for our 65th event to be held September 10-13, 2015!

Schedule {subject to change}

Thursday, September 18  Opening Day
5:00 PM 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
Fun Rides and Events, Zoe the Clown, 5 Star Farm's Petting Zoo, Camel and Pony Rides, Games and Concessions
5:30 PM-6:45 PM
DJ Dan, The Boogie Man
playing music to get everyone in the mood to enjoy the evening
7:00 PM
Outside Stage
Squire Red & the Blues Band
Squier Red & The Blues Band are a mature group of individuals from all walks of life who live to play Blues Music. All the members of the band are members of Squier Red's Blues Performers Meetup Group. Blues Music in its purest form is raw and unprocessed, it comes from the heart. All members of this Meetup Group play together a few times a month and money is not their motivation for playing, the love of the Blues Music is!

Friday, September 19
Senior Day

All Senior Citizens Welcome! 9:30 AM - Noon
Gates Open to The General Public at 3:00 PM
9:30 AM - Noon Interactive Games and Entertainment for Seniors
 Lunch Provided by Senior Center

3:00 PM
Gates Open to the Public
Zoe the Clown, 5 Star Farm's Petting Zoo, Camel and Pony Rides, Happy Dan the Magic Man
[Fun Rides and Events open at 4:00 PM]
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Outside Stage
DJ Dan, The Boogie Man
music for the afternoon
6:00 PM-6:30 PM
Outside Stage
The Chatham Dance Connection
A smorgasbord of tap, jazz, creative movement, acrobatics, ballet, lyrical, hip hop and clogging routines from Chatham's own performance and competition organization - Extensions Dance Company
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!.
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Outside 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. Performed at the renowned Bull Durham Blues Festival last year.!
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Inside Stage
Fashion Show Expo
8:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Outdoor Ring
Platinum Pro Wrestling
Don't miss the debut of Platinum Praise Pro Wrestling Ministries in Chatham County! You'll see the finest pro wrestling North Carolina has to offer along with a positive message for the whole family!
8:15 PM-10:00 PM
Outside Stage
Last Tuesday
The core members of Last Tuesday are Bob Hartford and Mario Millner. The band is often times joined by talented percussionists, brass players, and keyboard players. Music is a world of communication, and that is what Last Tuesday is all about.

Saturday, September 20

Funday!! 12:00 Noon
Noon Gates Open to the Public
Zoe the Clown, 5 Star Farm's Petting Zoo, Camel and Pony Rides, Happy Dan the Magic Man
[Fun Rides and Events open at 1:00 PM]
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Outdoor Stage
Recording Artist Isabel Taylor
Isabel writes and performs original songs, both solo and with singer/songwriter Cara Bonnett (keyboard, vocals), Tom Ed White (viola, vocals), and Janet Hadler (cello). She also covers lesser-known songs by well-loved singer/songwriters, from acoustic folk and country traditions to the artists of today. Some of her inspirations include Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, James Taylor, and Neil Young. Isabel's sets comprise some songs you'll recognize and many you won't, but you'll enjoy them all.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Inside Stage
Chatham County Fair Pageant to Crown
Little Miss Chatham County

Click here for more details
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Outside Stage
Chatham County Fair Talent Show
The Fifth 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.
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
In front 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!
4:15 PM-5:00 PM
Outside Stage
Tokyo Rosenthal
Rosenthal can draw you into his lyrics much the same way that James Taylor and Don Henley can. Take Jackson Browne‘s personal confessions and wrap them in Kris Kristofferson‘s world weary tales of broken relationships and you have an idea of what to expect from Tokyo Rosenthal.
Check out Toko‘s Radio Show page.
This is Americana with real teeth in the lyrics.
5:15 PM-6:00 PM
Outside Stage
Justin Skyes and the Family Band
6:15 PM-7:00 PM
Outside Stage
Thousand Ways Band
Thousand Ways is Larry Sykes and Will Bundy. Larry is a singer/songwriter based out of Fuquay-Varina. He has appeared multiple times on the LMS radio project, most recently with Will as "Thousand Ways". Will is a veteran musician and band leader of many Southern/Classic rock bands. As "Thousand Ways", Larry and Will have blended Larry's Alt. Folk originals with Will‘s classic blues leads to form a unique, and often-times unexpected, sound. They can be found on Facebook LarrySykesMusic
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Inside Stage
Beach Bingo for the General Public
7:15 PM-7:45 PM
Outside Stage
Stan Malette
More smooth and soothing tenor sax with the focus on the sweet sounds of today's romantic Rhythm and Blues hits.
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. He 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.
8:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Outside Stage
Kitty Box and the Johnnys
Born in Savannah, Ga. in 1960 to a multimedia voice and personality man and a beautiful artist /social worker. Taz came into this world howling - screamed bloody murder @ thunder as a child, but LOVES a good southern rumbler now. She is a "closet" percussionist- most wish she would keep it there, but I guess she just likes to get back at the thunder that terrified her as a child.
8:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Outdoor Ring
Platinum Pro Wrestling
A second evening with Platinum Praise Pro Wrestling Ministries! You'll see the finest pro wrestling North Carolina has to offer along with a positive message for the whole family!

Sunday, September 21

Music Theme: Gospel
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMMain Building open for an Ecumenical Service conducted by Pastor Darius Martin, Senior Pastor, Emanuel Fellowship COGIC,
All Are Welcome!
1:00 PM - 6:00 PMGates Open to the Public
Fun Rides and Events, Zoe the Clown, 5 Star Farm's Petting Zoo, Camel and Pony Rides, Happy Dan the Magic Man
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Outside Stage
Mitchell Chapel Mass Chorus
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In front the main stands
3 separate shows
Happy Dan the Magic Man
The Biggest Little Laughs in the Carolinas
Voted one of Carolina Parents' Family Favorite Party Entertainers!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Outside Stage
Mary Moffit and Big Anthony
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Outside Stage
The Mighty Sanfordaires
For an idea of their energy click here.
Are a "... Sensational, Exciting, Mighty, Powerful, and Fantastic” Gospel Band! A review by of their performance at a recent Pittsboro Street Fair: "Excellent! I'm really excited to see the Mighty Sanfordaires! This old time gospel group really helps summon the spirit and keep it aloft."
5:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Outdoor Ring
Platinum Pro Wrestling
"Wrestling the Devil"
A play in the round. You can't miss this! Click here for a synopsis.
Adults ............................... $5.00
Children (Age 6-12) ......... $4.00
Children (Age 5 and under) 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
Or click here for details.

Midway Opens Thursday Evening
Inflatable games and rides by ZOE THE CLOWN
Ride and game tickets, $1 each, will be available for purchase at the Midway from carnival staff. Rides and and inflatable games will cost 2 to 4 tickets OR a wrist band will be available for only $20 for unlimited rides and games ($15 after 5:00 PM on Saturday).
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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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2014 Fashion Show  Inside Stage

Flying High!

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 - 2014

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

Board Members
Howard Alston
Dan Augustine
Pamela Baldwin
Sylvia DeGraffenreidt
Glenn Foxx, Sr.
Larry Horton
Michael Knight
Brother Peacemaker
Mike Cross, Ex-Officio

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

Hermenia Green 2014 Volunteer Coordinator
contact her at (919) 542-2737
Thanks to Christopher James for media assistance
President's Message


It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 64th Annual Chatham County Agriculture and Industrial Fair, September 18 thru September 21, 2014. We are celebrating 64 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 15 from 1:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m., and continues from 9:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Please note that only perishables will be accepted Thursday morning September 18, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

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. Don't miss Happy Dan the Magic Man, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. And a very special performance by Platinum Pro Wrestling, "Wrestling the Devil", Sunday evening.

We have a prepared a fun filled four 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.