Children are invited to spend some time on the fair’s miniature farm! For the second year, you can explore Holidays on the Farm and traverse four specialty gardens helping your children make the connections between the food they see growing and the food they love to see on their plates! Step into the boots of a farmer, harvest your own vegetables, take them to market and reap the rewards of your labor--a goody bag of North Carolina products.

Presented by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and North Carolina Farm Bureau, this exhibit includes a coloring contest, mini John Deere tractor rides, plus a photo area where families can take a snapshot from their day on the holiday “farm.”


Located near Gate 1 and Dorton Arena. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., except on Thursday, Oct. 17, when the exhibit will open at 12 p.m.