Board of Directors

As prescribed by the Constitution and By-laws of the North Carolina Association of Agricultural Fairs, the Board of Directors is elected by the member fairs at the Association's annual convention.  For the purpose of electing officers, the state is divided into and East and a West district.  The division of the state follows a geographical division along the route of US 220, north to south through the state.  

Each year a new president is elected to serve a one year term.  Two vice presidents, one from the east and one from the west are also chosen for a one year term, with one of the vice presidents being chosen  as vice president / president elect.   If the president is not able to fulfill his term of office for any reason, the vice president / president elect steps in to finish the term.  

Two directors, one from the east and one from the west, are chosen to serve three year terms.  The past resident of the previous year also remains on the board of directors.  These Ex-Officio members do not have voting power, but advise the board as he thoughts of the groups the represent on the board.  Each year, the Past President of the association selects one of their members as does the Associate members, to be an Ex-Officio member.  

The Executive Committee is made of of the President, Past President, Two Vice Presidents, and one other Board member, selected by the Board to sit on the Executive Committee.


Johnny Love, President
Rowan County Agricultural & Industrial Fair
PO Box 66
Salisbury, NC  28145
Fair: 704-633-5632 
Fax: 704-633-5632
Mobile: 704-798-8934

Matt Buchanan – West Vice- President
Term Expires
NC Mountain State Fair
1301 Fanning Bridge Road
Fletcher, NC  28732
Fair: 828-687-1414
Fax: 828-687-9272
Mobile: 828-230-7673

Lloyd Moody – East Vice-President
Lenoir County Fair
PO Box 6024
Kinston, NC  28501
Phone: 888-522-2966


Ronnie Turner, Past President
Lee Regional Fair
PO Box 892
Sanford, NC  27331
Mobile: 919-770-7390
Fax: 919-775-3727

Directors West

Gary Price – Director
Term Expires – 2017
Hickory American Legion Fair
PO Box 1844
Hickory, NC  28603
Fair: 828-645-5433
Fax: 828-234-1860

Bobby Jenks – Director
Term Expires – 2017
Cleveland County Agricultural Fair
1751 East Marion St.
Shelby, NC  28152
Fair: 704-487-0651
Mobile: 704-472-8162
Fax: 704-487-9192


Don Deal – Director
Term Expires – 2019
Drexel Community Fair

PO Box 1434
Drexel, NC  28619
Fair: 828-438-3933
Fax: 828-443-7273

Directors East

Allen Faircloth – Director
Term Expires - 2017
Robeson Regional Ag Fair
PO Box 2566
Lumberton, NC 28359
Fair: 910-738-2126
Fax: 910-518-0932
Mobile: 910-734-2733

Debbie Carter – Director
Term Expires – 2018
Cape Fear Fair & Expo
4113 Masonboro Loop Rd.
Wilmington, NC  28409
Mobile: 910-508-0252
Home: 910-392-0276


Sherri Volk – Director
Term Expires – 2018
Chowan County Regional Fair
PO Box 390
Edenton, NC  27932
Phone: 252-482-5505
Fax: 252-482-1599
Mobile: 252-333-5013

Ex-Officio Members

Milton Ingram – Past President Representative & Recording Secretary
4522 US 70 W
Princeton, NC  28569
Home: 919-734-1217

Debbie Powers – Associate Members Representative
Powers Great American Midways
PO Box 69
Cortu, NY  14036
Phone: 910-431-2315

Association Support Team

Tommy Petty – Deputy Bureau Chief, 
Elevator & Amusement Device Bureau

NC Department of Labor
1101 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699
Phone: 919-807-2785
Fax: 919-807-2777
Mobile: 919-868-1117

Kevin Hardison - County Fair Coordinator
NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
1020 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699
Office: 919-707-3123
Fax: 919-715-0155
Mobile: 919-218-2156

EC Toppin – Parliamentarian
Chowan County Regional Fair
PO Box 390
Edenton, NC  27932
Phone: 252-482-5505
Fax: 252-482-1599



Cathy Price Horton
Convention & Event Coordinator
PO Box 58220
Raleigh, NC  27658
Phone: 919-782-3058
Fax: 919-882-8533
Mobile: 919-413-9544