Chatham County Fair

63rd Chatham County Fair, Sept 19-21

Pittsboro, NC — One of the highlights of the autumn is the Chatham County Fair. Now in it’s 63rd year, the Chatham County Fair has an old-timey, farm and family focus that’s a breath of fresh air.

2013 Chatham County Fair

The 2013 Chatham County Fair runs from 5 PM Thursday to 10 PM Saturday, September 19-21. It’s held on the fairgrounds less than a mile east of the Courthouse in downtown Pittsboro. See it on a map.

There’s a midway with lots of rides and games for kids, spectacular music acts including Rhonda Robichaux, Haw River Boyz, Three Rivers Gospel Group and about a dozen other bands and performers.

But what really sets the Chatham County Fair apart is the old-time farm and family focus that reflects Chatham County’s roots.

Farm & Family Fun

Friday evening, Shetland Sheepdogs Duck Herding Demonstration kicks off the evening at 4 PM.

At 5 PM, there’s the big Ice Cream Churn Off – “Judging by the public at 7:00 PM followed by free ice cream!”

Saturday, there’s Line Dancing, a Little Miss Chatham Pageant and a County Fair Talent Show.

You’ll find a Petting Zoo at the Chatham County Fair, Happy Dan the Magic Man, Zoe the Clown, Camel and Pony Rides and prizes for the biggest pumpkin (200 pound minimum) and biggest watermelon (100 pound minimum).

A Brief History of the Fair

From Chatham County Fair:

Event Details

63rd Annual Chatham County Fair
September 19-21, 2013

191 Fairgrounds Road
Pittsboro, NC

  • Adults: $5.00
  • Kids 6-12: $3.00
  • Kids 5 and under: Free

More info: Chatham County Agricultural & Industrial Fair Association.

Photos by mamabettbett from her wonderful Chatham County Fair photo set on Flickr. Cow picture by Jelle.