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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.

Southern National Draft Horse Pull

Witness the power and skill of giant draft horses and their handlers as they compete for the top prize at this annual event.  This popular event also includes a Coon Mule Jump, and a display of antique farm machinery.
Held after the show closes on Friday.  Detail at Horsepull Facebook Page

Modified Tractors and Trucks

The United Pullers of the Carolina's (UPOC) popular display of pulling tractors and trucks returns to the Southern Farm Show for 2022.  Their large tent will again be filled with rigs from some of their key members. A volunteer group, the UPOC annually assists in, or produces, approximately 15 professional truck and tractor pulling events throughout the Southeastern United States. Most of these events work with nonprofit organizations to help raise funds for worthwhile causes
Based in Burgaw, NC they are sanctioned under the National Tractor Pullers Association.  More details about the organization can be found at or
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