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A list of exhibits at this year's N.C. State Fair.

Antique Farm Machinery

The Antique Farm Machinery exhibit, located near the Village of Yesteryear displays a collection of vintage farm tools ranging from traditional spinning wheels to aged hand reapers. The exhibit also features an old milk bottle display and more than a dozen Allis-Chalmers, Farmall, John Deere and Silver King tractors from the 1930s through the 1950s. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., except on Thursday, Oct. 17 when the exhibit will open at 4 p.m.

Agriculture Today

Visit the Agriculture Today exhibit presented by North Carolina's soybean farmers and their check-off, and fill your virtual rain gauge with hands-on activities and a stage show that showcases exciting changes in how our food and fiber come to us. Located near Gate 11 and open daily from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. except on Thursday, Oct. 17 when the exhibit will open at 4 p.m.

Field of Dreams

Features of this exhibit include a resting area for parents, a greenhouse, aquaculture display and container gardening information. And don't forget to stop by the photo op site just outside of the exhibit for a great fall family photo. Located near Gate 1 and Dorton Arena. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., except on Thursday, Oct. 17 when the exhibit will open at 4 p.m.

Flower & Garden Show

This oasis on the fairgrounds features winding pathways through beautiful gardens grown by local organizations. More than 90 demonstrations will be held throughout the fair, with experts offering advice on such topics as pumpkin carving, flower arranging and proper plant care. Located near the Village of Yesteryear and Heritage Circle. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., except Oct. 17 when the exhibit will open at 4 p.m.

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Exhibit

This exhibit, located north of the Village of Yesteryear, will feature exhibits that let visitors try out some of the outdoor fun that the Commission offers year-round, including fishing skills, shooting sports and wildlife-watching. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily, except on Thursday, Oct. 17, when the exhibit will open at 4 p.m.

Got to Be NC Agriculture

Discover food products across North Carolina at the Got to Be NC Agriculture exhibit located just outside the Scott Building. The exhibit is full of locally grown and produced food products on display with free samples. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., except on Thursday, Oct. 17 when the exhibit will open at 4 p.m.

Heritage Circle

There is plenty of activity at the circle, from the crew maintaining the tobacco barn during the fair to the craftsmen demonstrating their traditional methods of woodcarving, of homemade ice cream, apple cider or a hush puppy from the Old Grist Mill as they listen to engaging stories or the sweet melodies from the Bluegrass Stage. The exhibit area is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., except on Thursday, Oct. 17 when the exhibit will open at 4 p.m.

State Fair Ark

North Carolina's diverse production of livestock is featured at the State Fair Ark, with more than 60 animals on display. Fairgoers can see cattle, sheep, goats, swine and learn more about the various breeds of farm animals raised in North Carolina. The Ark is located in the Exposition Center and will be open from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., except on Thursday, Oct. 17 when the exhibit will open at 4 p.m.

Mobile Dairy Classroom

The Southwest Farmers Mobile Dairy Classroom is located between the Graham Building and Expo Center. Have a seat and learn about modern dairy farms.

Schedule:

Thursday, Oct. 17 - 5, 6 & 7 p.m.

Weekdays, Oct. 18, 21-25: 11 a.m., 1, 3, 5, 6 & 7 p.m.

Saturdays, Oct. 19 & 26 - shows every hour from 10 a.m.to 7 p.m.

Sundays, Oct. 20 & 27 - shows every hour from noon to 6 p.m.

Village of Yesteryear

One of the State Fair's most popular and enduring attractions, the Village of Yesteryear features more than 75 artists and crafters creating, displaying and selling time-honored handmade crafts. The Village of Yesteryear is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, except on Thursday, Oct. 17 when the exhibit will open at 4 p.m.

 

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