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Convention Schedule
2022 CONVENTION: March 3 - 5
40 DAYS UNTIL THE CONVENTION BEGINS

Thursday, January 6, 2022

8:00 am
Trade Show Booth Set-Up

Ends - 12:00pm
At the Carolina Ballroom
1:00 pm
Exhibitor Set-Up

Ends - 5:00pm
At the Carolina Ballroom
2:00 pm
NCAOAF Board Meeting

At the Crescent Boardroom
4:00 pm
Auction Items Received

Ends - 7:30pm
At the Carolina Ballroom
Also, paper bag raffle items received ($1.00 tickets)

Detailed Hours:

 

Registration Desk Opens

Ends - 7:30pm
At the Registry
5:00 pm
Trade Show

At the Carolina Ballroom
5:30 pm
Hotel Manager's Reception

Ends - 7:30pm
At the Lobby
Beverages and Hors d'oeuvres 
7:00 pm
Evening Program

Ends - 9:30pm
At the Carolina Ballroom
Welcome and Invocation – Allen Faircloth, NCAOAF President Buffet Meal Introduction of Trade Show Exhibitors – Dale McPherson, Emcee Introduction of Showcase – Dale McPherson, Emcee Explanation of 50/50 drawing ($50 tickets), Milton Ingram, Convention Program Co-Chair Explanation of paper bag raffle, Becky Wilder, Auction Committee Chair Auction – Bobby McLamb Auctioneer Visit Hospitality Suite for Networking Smith, Cameron Introduction of Showcase – Dale McPherson, Emcee

Friday, January 7, 2022

6:30 am
Breakfast on your own

Ends - 9:00am
At the Lobby
7:30 am
Registration Desk Opens

At the Registry
8:00 am
Paper Bag Raffle Items Received

At the Carolina Ballroom
9:00 am
Opening General Session

Ends - 10:30am
At the Carolina Ballroom
Welcome and Invocation – Allen Faircloth, NCAOAF President Pledge of Allegiance – Gary Price, NCAOAF Vice President Introduction of Showcase – Dale McPherson, Emcee Introduction of Speaker – Debbie Carter, Convention Program Co-Chair “Fair Security During These Difficult Times”, Sheriff Ed McMahon, NC Sheriffs’ Association President Legislative Update – John Cooper, Connect C, LLC and Jackson Stancil, Jones Street Consulting John Cooper introduces Josh Dobson, NCDOL Commissioner Remarks – Josh Dobson, NCDOL Commissioner Announcements – Milton Ingram, Convention Program Co-Chair 50/ 50 drawing and paper bag raffle
10:00 am
Trade Show

Ends - 1:30pm
At the Carolina Ballroom
10:30 am
Agricultural Fairs Member Meeting

Ends - 11:00am
At the Carolina Ballroom
Allen Faircloth, NCAOAF President Presiding
Associate Member Meeting

At the Reynolds
Bobby Jenks and Dean Corl, Presiding
11:00 am
Panel Discussion-Fostering Mutual Respect Between Vendors and Fair Operators

Ends - 11:45am
At the Carolina Ballroom
Panelist – Bobby Jenks, Cleveland Co. Fair; Ronnie Turner, Fun Rides and Picnics: Dean Corl, Powers Great American Midways
Carnival Operators/Dept. of Labor Meeting

Ends - 12:00pm
At the Reynolds
Moderator Tommy Petty, NCDOL
12:00 pm
Lunch Program

Ends - 1:30pm
At the Carolina Ballroom
Welcome and Invocation, Allen Faircloth, NCAOAF President LUNCH Introduction of two Showcases – Dale McPherson, Emcee Announcements – Debbie Carter 50/50 drawing and paper bag raffle
1:30 pm
Rotating Table Topics (4)

Ends - 3:30pm
At the Carolina Ballroom
Completing Fair Reports and Scholarship Applications Correctly Moderators – Allan Caldwell, Hickory Am. Legion Fair; Kevin Hardison, NCDA&CS Fair Coordinator Service Animals and the American Disabilities Act, Moderator – Gary Price, Hickory Am. Legion Fair Recruiting and Retaining Leaders and Volunteers for the Future of Our Fairs Moderators– Dixon Britt, Robeson Reg. Agri. Fair; Allen Faircloth, Robeson Reg. Agri. Fair Ways to Increase Low Attendance Nights at Your Fair – Moderator – Dean Corl, Powers Great American Midways
Trade Show Open

Ends - 5:00pm
At the Carolina Ballroom
3:45 pm
Panel Discussion – Developing Relationships with Local Public Officials

Ends - 4:30pm
At the Carolina Ballroom
Panelists – Skip Watkins, Cape Fear Fair & Expo; Vinnon Williams, Davidson Co. Agri. Fair; Eddie Pitzer, Wayne Reg. Agri. Fair
5:30 pm
Hotel Manager's Reception

Ends - 7:00pm
At the Lobby
Beverages and Hors d’oeuvres
6:00 pm
Dinner On Your Own

Ends - 8:15pm
8:30 pm
Visit Hospitality Suite for networking ideas and socializing

At the Smith, Cameron
Introduction of two showcases - Dale McPherson, Emcee

Saturday, January 8, 2022

6:30 am
Breakfast on your own

Ends - 9:00am
At the Lobby
7:30 am
Registration Desk Opens

At the Registry
9:00 am
Business Session

Ends - 10:30am
At the Carolina Ballroom
Welcome and Invocation – Allen Faircloth, NCAOAF President Call to Order – Allen Faircloth, NCAOAF President Roll Call – Cathy Horton Price, NCAOAF Staff Memoriam Bell – Allen Faircloth, NCAOAF President Financial Report – Bonnie Holloman, NCAOAF Executive Secretary Scholarship and Pledge Request – Allan Caldwell, Scholarship Committee Chairman Agricultural Fair Member Report – Gary Price, NCAOAF Vice President Associate Member Reports – Bobby Jenks and Dean Corl NCDA&CS Fair Coordinator Report – Kevin Hardison, NCDDA&CS Fair Coordinator Remarks and Presentation of NCDA&CS Certificates of Appreciation – David Smith, Chief Deputy Commissioner, NCDA&CS Media Awards – Cheryl Hartley, NCAOAF Media Awards Committee Chair Old and New Business – Allen Faircloth, NCAOAF President Announcements – Debbie Carter, Convention Program Co-Chair 50/50 drawing and paper bag raffle
10:00 am
Trade Show

Ends - 12:00pm
10:45 am
Speaker Workshop-Adult and Youth Agricultural Education at Your Fair - Richard Bonanno, Ph D, NC Cooperative Extension Director and Mike Yoder Ph D, NC 4-H Program Leader

Ends - 12:00pm
At the Carolina Ballroom
Introduction of Speakers – Shea Ann DeJarnette, NC Cooperative Extension, Robeson County Center, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
12:30 pm
Lunch Program

At the Carolina Ballroom
Welcome and Invocation - Allen Faircloth, NCAOAF President Introduction of two Showcases – Dale McPherson, Emcee Announcements – Dale McPherson, Emcee 50/50 drawing and paper bag raffle
Past President Lunch

At the Reynolds
1:30 pm
Trade Show Open

Ends - 5:00pm
At the Carolina Ballroom
2:00 pm
Panel Discussion – Critical Contracts for Fairs (Carnivals, Vendors, and Entertainment)

Ends - 2:45pm
At the Carolina Ballroom
Panelists – Attorney Nathan Honaker, Connect-C; Dean Corl, Powers Great American Midways; Allen Faircloth, Robeson Reg. Agri. Fair
2:45 pm
Break

Ends - 3:00pm
3:00 pm
Rotate Three Table Topics

Ends - 4:30pm
At the Carolina Ballroom
Year-round Facilities Usage – Moderator – Johnny Love, Rowan Co. Agri. & Indust. Fair Assoc. Inc. Long Range Planning – Moderator – Milton Ingram, Wayne Reg. Agri. Fair Sharing the Best Ideas with Other Fairs – Moderators – Debbie Carter, Cape Fear Fair & Expo; Mary Ann Cooper, Honorary Life Member
5:30 pm
Hotel Manager's Reception

Ends - 6:30pm
At the Lobby
Beverages and Hors d’oeuvres
6:00 pm
Reception

Ends - 6:30pm
At the Carolina Ballroom
6:30 pm
Banquet

At the Carolina Ballroom
50/50 drawing and paper bag raffle Welcome and Invocation – Allen Faircloth, NCAOAF President Introduction of Showcase – Dale McPherson, Emcee Holmes McBride Awards – Bonnie Holloman, NCAOAF Exec. Secretary Announce paper bag raffle winners – Becky Wilder, Auction Committee Chair 50/50 raffle drawing – Cathy Horton Price, NCAOAF Staff
9:30 pm
Visit Hospitality Suite for networking ideas and socializing

At the Smith, Cameron
Introduction of a Showcase or two, Dale McPherson, Emcee

Sunday, January 9, 2022

9:00 am
NCAOAF Board Meeting

At the Crescent Boardroom
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