Welcome to the NCAOAF - See you at the Fair!
The North Carolina Association of Agricultural Fairs members are the community, county, regional, and state fairs across North Carolina. To become a member, a fair must be certified by the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and meet the requirements as stated in the Association By-laws. Associate Members are companies or individuals which provide services to the Fair Industry.
The mission of the NC Association of Agricultural Fairs is to promote interest in the Agricultural Fairs in North Carolina.
North Carolina has been home to many fairs over the decades. The first North Carolina State Fair operated in 1853! The fair business has changed over the years to a degree, but only to get better and better. With attendance at an all time high, this industry is quite alive and well and its future is assured as we begin the 21st century. As long as there is pride in agriculture, animals, talent, competition, industry, technology, education, environment and lots of wonderful things that make North Carolina a great and wonderful state, there will always be fairs. As long as there is pride in our youth, heritage, history and future, there will always be fairs. As long as there is pride in North Carolina, there will always be fairs in North Carolina!