Soil and Water

Check out the new Forestry and Soil & Water Conservation building and our enhanced displays including a new ‘selfie’ station that will have you smiling in the sunflowers! 

Meet Kayla (above) who wants to tell you all about being a conservation drone specialist and potential Careers in Conservation.


Soil and Water

You've seen these blue and yellow signs across the state, so come on past the one near the BIG Smokey Bear and learn what it's all about.  Learn how your local Soil and Water Conservation District affects your life every day.

 Go down the hill behind Heritage Circle, past the new Tobacco Pavilion, and up the hill past Smokey Bear and the Forestry Equipment.  The N.C. Soil and Water Conservation exhibit is co-located with the NC Forestry Service in the NEW BUILDING near the Lumberjack show.

The conservation districts’ exhibits are open daily during the fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except October 12, when the exhibit will open at noon.


Soil and Water

Visit the Tunnel of Soil again this year.  Learn what’s beneath your feet and about the living soil!

Visit the ‘Welcome to the World below your Feet’ exhibit and learn about vegetables and other food stuff that grow underground including the North Carolina crop that is 5th in abundance in the nation!


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Young and old alike enjoy the Model Farm provided by Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District.  Learn about the conservation practices used to stop soil erosion and to contribute to water quality.




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Visit the most comprehensive soil monolith display in North Carolina outside a museum or university.  These monoliths will show you what the soil under foot looks like in all three of North Carolina’s geographic regions – mountains, piedmont, and coastal plain.  Come have a look!


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Visit the Soil and Water Conservation booth to play games and quiz yourself and your friends. Learn about watersheds and why they are important to you.


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Watch a video to learn about the Dust Bowl of the 1930’s and the creation of the soil and water conservation districts.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all again this year!