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Southern Farm Show
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Raleigh, NC

Special Events and Features

Bluegrass Entertainment

Join Farm Credit Associations of NC for the latest information on agricultural financing, and enjoy some great music from the Brothers N’ Bluegrass. Daily at 11 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm in the Auction Arena at the front of the Jim Graham Building.

Future Farmers of America Tractor & Truck Driving Competition

Thursday, at 10:00 am
James Hunt Horse Arena

The finals of the Future Farmers Of America Tractor & Truck Driving Competition are held at the show each year. Come see the best tractor and truck drivers among FFA students from across the state. Additional planned activities for FFA students will be scheduled.

Modified Tractors and Trucks at Show

The National Tractor Pullers (NTBA) and United Pullers of the Carolinas (UPOC) will have an extensive display of tractor and truck pulling vehicles on display at this year's show. Seven classes of national vehicles along with the full color NTPA scoreboard will be there for show guests to see and enjoy.

Lumberjack and Chainsaw Safety Show

The South Atlantic Woodsmen's Association (SAWA) returns to the show for three days of lumberjack, chainsaw and woodsmen demonstrations.   Their appearance are sponsored by Stihl, which will also be at the show with their selection of forestry products.
Three daily demonstrations (9:30am, 11:30am and 2:30pm) are planned for 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.  Then it's on to the power equipment, with competitors using Stihl chainsaws to demonstrate the safe and efficient use of these popular forestry essentials.
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