Highlights from Chatham County’s Agricultural Festival

CN+R Staff Report, Photos by Kim Hawks
Posted 4/5/19

PITTSBORO — Chatham County’s 2nd Annual Spring Agricultural Festival brought a large number of visitors to the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center Saturday.

Beautiful weather …

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Highlights from Chatham County’s Agricultural Festival

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PITTSBORO — Chatham County’s 2nd Annual Spring Agricultural Festival brought a large number of visitors to the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center Saturday.

Beautiful weather greeted families from Chatham County and beyond who enjoyed exploring and learning about Chatham County’s farming community. Visitors learned about food production, raising livestock, horses and even raising rabbits for wool.

From the Parade of Horse Breeds and horse riding demonstrations to barrel racing, equestrian lovers had a lot to choose from and enjoy. There was also a cattle breed parade, a cattle costume contest, and a “working dog” demonstration.

Livestock was on full display allowing guests to get an up close look at cattle, horses, alpacas, sheep, goats, donkeys, poultry, and rabbits.

Vendors highlighted local farms, farmers’ markets, sustainable agriculture, agricultural support and advocacy, and more. There were exhibits for agribusiness, beekeeping, livestock, forestry, green industry, wildlife, conservation, and much more. Lily Den Farm had pens with ducks, rabbits and a cow and chickens that younger spectators could hold. With approximately 100 exhibitors, guests had plenty to choose.

Ag Fest organizers are asking those who attended to complete a short online evaluation to provide feedback on their experience. Organizers believe the feedback will be valuable for planning the 2020 Ag Fest.

You can complete the evaluation by going to go.ncsu.edu/2019-ag-fest-eval.

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