Chatham County to host 2023 Spring Ag Fest on March 25

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County invites the community to enjoy its 4th annual Spring Ag Fest at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center (CCACC) on Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The CCACC is located at 1192 US 64 Business West, Pittsboro. The Spring Ag Fest is free and open to the public.

The Spring Ag Fest is a celebration of Chatham County’s agriculture, forestry, and natural resources. More than 75 indoor and outdoor exhibitors and vendors will highlight local farms, farmers’ markets, sustainable agriculture, agricultural support and advocacy, agribusiness, beekeeping, livestock, forestry, green industry, wildlife, conservation, and more.

The event will offer activities for people of all ages including: livestock arena events such as rider demonstrations, cattle parades, and livestock costume contest; animal exhibits including cattle, horses, sheep, and goats; free pony rides; and milking demonstrations. Several Food Trucks will offer a variety of tasty options for lunch.

Overflow parking will be available at two locations, each with free shuttle service to the Ag Fest from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.:
• Central Carolina Community College (next door to the Agriculture & Conference Center)
• People may park in either parking lot of the Chatham County Government Annex Building (12 East Street, Pittsboro) or Chatham County Justice Center (40 East Chatham Street, Pittsboro). The shuttle will leave from the front of the Justice Center on East Chatham Street.

This event is made possible by the collaborative efforts of the N.C. Cooperative Extension – Chatham County Center, the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center, Chatham County Farm Bureau, Chatham County Government, Chatham County Soil & Water Conservation District, Farm Service Agency, and the NC Forest Service.

Individuals may get full details, including event schedules, on the Growing Small Farms website.