Tractor Wheels & Pig Squeals at the Chowan County Regional Fair
The excitement is building throughout Edenton as we gear up for “Tractor Wheels & Pig Squeals” at our 77th annual county fair!
If you’re looking for a fun-filled event that captures the essence of small-town America, look no further than the Chowan County Regional Fair, happening September 26-30th.
Located at the American Legion Post #40 Fairgrounds in the heart of the charming historic town of Edenton, this award-winning fair is a highlight for locals and visitors alike, offering a weekend of excitement, entertainment, and community camaraderie.
The Chowan County Fair has a long and rich history, dating back to its inception. It was created to showcase the county’s agricultural heritage and provide a gathering place for both visitors and residents.
Today, it has evolved into a beloved tradition that brings together people from all parts of the community and all walks of life.
One of the main attractions of the fair is its agricultural exhibits. Chowan County is known for its fertile soil and thriving farming industry, and the fair offers a chance to admire the hard work and dedication of local farmers.
Visitors can explore displays of award-winning crops, livestock competitions, and educational exhibits about sustainable farming practices. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn about the importance of agriculture while also celebrating the accomplishments of the local farming community.
You’ll find everything from giant pumpkins to homemade peach preserves and homegrown cotton!
Young and old alike can enter handiwork, crafts, photography, plants, and baked goods into competition – or participate in an old-fashioned tractor pull, hog-calling contest, or beauty pageant. There’s a category for everyone!
Of course, no fair would be complete without thrilling rides and games that get the adrenaline pumping!
The Chowan County Fair delivers in this department, featuring a wide array of carnival rides suitable for all ages. From gentle carousels for the little ones to heart-stopping roller coasters for the thrill-seekers, and plenty of family-friendly games, there’s something to satisfy every level of excitement.
As you stroll through the fairgrounds, the tantalizing aroma of cotton candy, funnel cakes, and corn dogs fills the air. The food stands at the Chowan County Fair offer a delightful selection of classic fair fare.
Indulge in the guilty pleasures of deep-fried treats, feast on savory barbecue, or opt for traditional Southern dishes such as fried chicken and collard greens. No matter what you choose, your taste buds are in for a treat!
In addition to the agricultural displays, competitions, thrilling rides, and tasty treats, the Chowan County Fair features an array of live entertainment.
From local bands and musicians to dance performers and magicians, there’s always something happening on the main stage. You can also enjoy the beauty of the fair at night with vibrant carnival lights that illuminate the evening sky, providing a stunning backdrop for the festivities.
What sets the Chowan County Fair apart from other fairs is its strong sense of community. It serves as a meeting place for friends, neighbors, and families to come together, creating lasting memories and fostering a sense of belonging.
The fair provides an opportunity to reconnect with old acquaintances, make new friends, and celebrate the rich culture and heritage of the region.
So, if you find yourself in or around Edenton this last week in September, book one of our world-class B&Bs and make sure to mark your calendar so you won’t miss this vibrant and exciting event!
It’s a chance to experience the best that Chowan County has to offer, from its agricultural roots to its warm and welcoming community. The Chowan County Regional Fair promises unforgettable experiences, cherished traditions, and a little taste of the sweet, simple pleasures of small-town living.
We hope to see you there!