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As we alter our lives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we'll be releasing at least one category from our competitions or a fun activity per week to get a jumpstart on fall!



Click, Clack Moo Cows That Type: Cow Paper Plate Mask Craft

Click Clack Download instructions here



2020 N.C. State Fair Handicrafts & Hobbies Competition - NOW OPEN!


Surprise! You can now download our FULL Handicrafts & Hobbies Competition rules and entry form. Let's get started toward that blue ribbon!


Download Here



Homemade Deep Fried Oreos


We know you bought some snacky-snacks to tide you over, why not try this homemade deep fried oreo recipe for a treat!

Download recipe here.




Thumbprint Ferris Wheel Craft w/Free Printable

Ferris Wheel

Missing the State Fair SkyGazer? Today's craft project is from Glued to My Crafts Blog. Click through to take advantage of the free printable!





North Carolina 4-H Daily Spark

4H Spark





North Carolina 4-H's Daily Spark activities have all your kids' STEM needs covered! We're especially excited for the daily Chick Check-In!

Click through to the North Carolina 4-H Facebook page.




North Carolina 4-H Cooking in the Kitchen

Kitchen Join Extension Agents Jackie Helton and Greg Huneycutt for Cooking in the Kitchen tomorrow morning (3/23) at 10:30 a.m. They'll be teaching you and your kids how to prepare omelettes and ice cream muffins on the North Carolina 4-H Facebook page. To collect your ingredients before you tune in, head to the Harnett County Cooperative Extension website.




Virtual Farm Tours While You're Stuck at Home


The American Dairy Association North East has made their classroom virtual farm tour videos available via YouTube. They have three different tours, targeted to specific age groups.

Click through to enjoy some time on the farm!



N.C. State Fair Coloring Competition Opens NOW!


Get started now for the 2020 State Fair! Our coloring competition is ready to go!


Download the coloring pages and application here.


NC State Fair themed coloring book pages. Any age, any skill level can participate. This competition is limited to only the pages provided by the state fair. You can enter as many pages as you wish but you can only win once. Display space is limited. There is no guarantee that every entry will be displayed. Entry form is the last page of the above file.



Lot 2 – Adult (18 and older)

Lot 3 – Teen (13 - 17)

Lot 4 – Child (6 -12)

Lot 5 – Special Needs (any age)

Lot 6 – Group Home


Cotton Candy Kids' Craft Using DIY Puffy Paint

It’s the perfect time to make this cool cotton candy craft using homemade puffy paint. Kids always love the texture of it! Note it is NOT edible though :)

Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy Kids' Craft Using DIY Puffy Paint
Download Here



Staff Recommendations for Movies Featuring Agriculture or Fairs

Field of Dreams State Fair
If You Build It Farmland
Charlotte's Web The Biggest Little Farm
Babe The Real Dirt on Farmer John
Temple Grandin The Last Barn Dance
A Thousand Acres October Sky


Activity book

2020 N.C. State Fair Activity Book

Dowload Here

Children's Books about Agriculture



N.C. State Fair, G. Kent Yelverton, Manager
Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010
Physical Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 821-7400; FAX: (919) 733-5079

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