Chatham County Pony Express: Free Fair Entry Delivery for Chatham County Residents

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Worth the Wait, The N.C. State Fair, October 14-24, 2021, NCSTATEFAIR.ORGHave you ever wanted to enter items into the NC State Fair for judging, but thought “I just don’t have time this year,” or “It will take most of my day to travel to Raleigh?” The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center Pony Express Provides Early & Quick Entry For Community Members.

Are you a craftsman, artist, seamstress, food preserver, beekeeper, etc…

Adult or Youth and wish to enter your items in the North Carolina State Fair?

Participation is Easy!

Location for Item Drop Off: N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center Located at the Chatham County Agriculture Center (1192 U.S. 64 West Business Suite 400, Pittsboro, NC 27312)

Date to Drop off Items by: October 4 and 5, 2021, from 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

No live exhibits or perishable exhibits will be accepted. This includes but is not limited to flowers, livestock, cakes, etc.

  • Bring your non-perishable items to the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Chatham County office wrapped & packed securely for transport. Please label your box with your name and phone number. Please tape a copy of your online receipt from your NC State Fair registration, showing the items being sent have been entered online. (Please be mindful of registration deadlines as many are in the month of September)
  • For more information on registering your items online please see the NC State Fair Competition page.
  • Your entries will be picked up at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center by Kaley Lawing, CRD/ 4-H Extension Agent, and transported to the North Carolina State Fair for judging and display.
  • Only items picked up on the Chatham County Pony Express will be returned by the Pony Express. No items will be added to the return list of items that are dropped off by exhibitors at the fairgrounds after the Pony Express has run.
  • Items will be returned to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center after the fair by October 26 and held until Friday, October 29 for pick up. After October 29 items that have not been picked up will be discarded.
  • Any prize money will be mailed directly to you. (Must provide Social Security number / W-9 to receive payment.)

This is a free service provided to you by the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center is not responsible for damaged items or missing items entered into the NC State Fair.

For questions please contact Kaley Lawing at