Show Coordinator: Betsy Randall-Schadel


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Any hay producer in North Carolina is eligible to compete.


Participation requires both chemical analysis and visual analysis, see Competition Rules for details.

Fairgrounds Map


Comp Rules

Paper Entry Deadline: Must be postmarked by 5 p.m. or hand delivered by 4 p.m. on September 15, 2021.

Paper Entr Registration is now open

Entries may be mailed to:
N.C. State Fair Entry Office
1010 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699

Entries may be hand delivered to:
N.C. State Fair Entry Office 
4285 Trinity Road
Raleigh, NC 27607


Please note that entries mailed to 4285 Trinity Road will NOT be delivered to the fairgrounds. This is NOT a deliverable USPS address.


The N.C. State Fair retains all entries for teaching purposes at North Carolina State University.


Sample & fee should be mailed to:
NCDA&CS Forage Analysis Lab
1070 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1070

Forage sample and $10 fee should be submitted for chemical analysis by September 15, 2021. Forms are available from your county extension office or regional agronomist. Mark "STATE FAIR SAMPLE" at the top of your form.



Lot number category descriptions appearing online are abbreviated due to space limitations. Refer to the online premium book for a complete description of all lot number categories in each department before registering online.


Exhibitors who choose NOT to disclose their full Social Security Number at the time of registration (paper entry forms or online), even if they have submitted an entry in the past, forfeit any and all premium monies they may be entitled to.


If you have questions, please contact the NC State Fair Entry Department at (919) 839-4513.