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Southern Farm Show
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Raleigh, NC

Special Happenings

Lumberjack Show

The South Atlantic Woodsmen's Association (SAWA) returns to the show presenting their popular lumberjack, chainsaw and woodsmen demonstrations.   The presentations are sponsored by Stihl, which will again be which will also be at the show with their selection of forestry products.
          The demonstrations are planned for three times each day on the Midway area of the fairgrounds near the show entrance.  Show guests will enjoy watching these professionals throw double-bitted axes at targets, tear through 11-inch logs with razor-sharp six pound axes, and create springboards in the side of trees as they climb their way to the top.  They will also be using power equipment, including Stihl chainsaws, to demonstrate the safe and efficient use of these popular forestry essentials.

FFA Tractor and Truck Driving Competitions

The annual FFA Tractor and Truck Driving Competition is a highlight of the FFA year.  Students from across the state compete to see who is the best driver, and who will take bragging rights back to their school.  Sponsored by Kubota and Chevrolet, the event is held Thursday in the Hunt Horse Arena.

Farm Credit Show

Sit awhile and enjoy some old-time tunes from The Brothers N Bluegrass.  You'll also hear the latest in agricultural financing from Farm Credit Associations of NC.  Held each day at 11AM, 1PM, and 2:30PM at the front of the Jim Graham Building.

Try Out an Excavator

Equipment dealer Company Wrench will let show guests try their hand at operating their equipment in a large area in front of the grandstands during the show. Factory representatives from equipment manufacturers will be at the exhibit to help those 21 and older understand how the equipment works, and present prizes to the best operators. Look for the Company Wrench exhibit to sign up for a demo.

Duke Energy Live Line Safety Demonstration

For the first time this year, Duke Energy will be conducting live line demonstrations.  The trainers will discuss how outages occur and how power is restored. They will then demonstrate what happens when something – such as a person, tree, ungrounded equipment, or a ladder – touches a live power line. The results, as you would expect, are sparks and fire. Demonstrations will be conducted on Wednesday and Thursday at 10am, 1pm and 3pm, and on Friday at 10am 12:30pm and 2pm.
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