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Constitution & By-Laws

The Constitution and By-Laws of the North Carolina Association of Agricultural Fairs is available for download.  

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Board of Directors

As prescribed by the Constitution and By-laws of the North Carolina Association of Agricultural Fairs, the Board of Directors is elected by the member fairs at the Association's annual convention.  For the purpose of electing officers, the state is divided into and East and a West district.  The division of the state follows a geographical division along the route of US 220, north to south through the state. 

Each year a new president is elected to serve a one year term.  Two vice presidents, one from the east and one from the west are also chosen for a one year term, with one of the vice presidents being chosen  as vice president / president elect.   If the president is not able to fulfill his term of office for any reason, the vice president / president elect steps in to finish the term. 

Two directors, one from the east and one from the west, are chosen to serve three year terms.  The past resident of the previous year also remains on the board of directors.  These Ex-Officio members do not have voting power, but advise the board as he thoughts of the groups the represent on the board.  Each year, the Past President of the association selects one of their members as does the Associate members, to be an Ex-Officio member. 

The Executive Committee is made of of the President, Past President, Two Vice Presidents, and one other Board member, selected by the Board to sit on the Executive Committee.

Officers

  • Matt Buchanan
    President - 2012

    NC Mountain State Fair
    1301 Fanning Bridge Road
    Fletcher, NC 28732

    Fair: 828-687-1414
    Mobile: 828-230-7673
    Fax: 828-687-9272
    matt.buchanan@ncagr.gov 

  • Allen Faircloth
    Vice-President - 2014

    Robeson Regional Ag Fair
    PO Box 2566
    Lumberton, NC 28359

    Fair: 910-738-2126
    Mobile: 910-734-2733
    Fax: 910-518-0932
    allensautomart@aol.com 

Directors

  • Gary Price
    Director - 2014

    Hickory American Legion Fair
    PO Box 1844
    Hickory, NC 28603

    Fair: 828-645-5433
    Fax: 828-464-5114
    hickoryfair@bellsouth.net 

  • Debbie Carter
    Director - 2015

    Cape Fear Fair & Expo
    4113 Masonboro Loop Rd.
    Wilmington, NC 28409

    Mobile: 910-508-0252
    debbierae51@hotmail.com
  • Don Deal
    Director - 2016

    Drexel Community Fair
    PO Box 98
    Drexel, NC 28619

    Fair: 828-438-3933   
    Fax: 828-443-7273
    ddeal43@gmail.com 

  • Becky Wilder
    Director - 2019

    Chowan County Regional Fair
    110 W. Water Street
    Edenton, NC 27932

    Office: 252-482-0888
    Fax: 252-482-0887
    becky@edentonhomes.com 

  • Milton Ingram
    Past President Representative & Recording Secretary

    4522 US 70 W
    Princeton, NC 27569

    Home: 919-734-1217
    miltongingram@bellsouth.net

  • Dean Corl
    Associate (Carnival) Representative - 2019

    Powers Great American Midways
    PO Box 69
    Corfu, NY 14036

    Mobile: 910-352-1990
    dean@powersmidways.com
  • Bobby Jenks
    Associate Members Representative - 2017

    Cleveland County Agricultural Fair
    1751 East Marion St.
    Shelby, NC  28152

    Fair: 704-487-0651
    Mobile: 704-472-8162
    Fax: 704-487-9192
    Email: bobbyj@ccfair.net 


Ex-Officio Members

  • Tommy Petty
    Deputy Bureau Chief

    Elevator & Amusement Device Bureau
    NC Department of Labor
    1101 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  27699

    Phone: 919-807-2785
    Mobile: 919-868-1117
    Fax: 919-807-2777
    tommy.petty@nclabor.gov 

  • Kevin Hardison
    County Fair Coordinator

    NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
    1020 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  27699

    Office: 919-707-3123
    Mobile: 919-218-2156
    Fax: 919-715-0155
    kevin.hardison@ncagr.gov

  • Jim Head
    Parliamentarian

    Iredell County Fair
    PO Box 1434
    Statesville, NC  28687

    Phone: 704-528-6176
    Mobile: 704-880-6948
    Jhead1946@yahoo.com 

  • Cathy Price Horton
    Convention & Event Coordinator

    PO Box 58220
    Raleigh, NC  27658

    Phone: 919-782-3058
    Mobile: 919-413-9544
    Fax: 919-882-8533
    cathy@seasag.com 

  • Bonnie Holloman
    Executive Director

    PO Box 58220
    Raleigh, NC  27658

    Phone: 919-782-3058
    Mobile: 919-607-1370
    Fax: 919-882-8533
    bonnie@seasag.com 

Committees

The President and NCAOAF Executive are Ex-Officio members of all committees.

Agriculture

Kevin Hardison, NCDA&CS, Chair (919-707-3123)
Eddie Pitzer, Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair (919-922-7642)

Agricultural Fairs Best in Show

Sandra Head, Chair, Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair (919-223-1866)
Dave Barkley, Cape Fear Fair & Expo (910-612-1385)
Mary Ann Cooper, Cabarrus County Fair (704-793-3988)
Eddie Pitzer, Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair (919-922-7642)
Brenda Toppin, Chowan County Regional Fair (252-482-4057)
Becky Wilder, Chowan County Regional Fair (252-340-3291)

Associate Member Committee

Dean Corl, (Carnival) Powers Great American Midways (910-352-1990)
Bobby Jenks, (Members), Cleveland County Agricultural Fair (704-472-8162)

Awards Committee

Debbie Carter, Chair, Cape Fear Fair & Expo  (910-508-0252)
Waylon Adams, Lenoir County Fair (252-643-2084) 
Dixon Britt, Robeson Regional Ag Fair (910-734-8680)
Eddie Pitzer, Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair (919-922-7642)
Ronnie Turner, American Sky Lifts, LLC (919-770-7390) 

Media Awards Committee

Cheryle Hartley, Media Chair, Dixie Classic Fair  (336-727-2236)
Liz Perrone, Media, Cape Fear Fair & Expo (910-512-2193)

Constitution and Bylaws

Jim Head, Chair, Iredell County Fair (828 443-7273)   
Ronnie Turner, American Sky Lifts, LLC (919-770-7390) 
Vinnon Williams, Davidson County Agricultural Fair (336-596-0504)

Subcommittees:

Convention and Workshop Program:

Milton Ingram, Chair, Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair (919-734-1217)
Dean Corl, (Carnival) Powers Great American Midways (910-352-1990)
Don Deal, Drexel Community Fair (828-443-7273)
Shea Ann DeJarnette, Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair (910-736-9788)
Jim Earp, Earp Entertainment Services (919-989-8520)  
Allen Faircloth, Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair (910-734-2733)
Kevin Hardison, NCDA&CS (919-707-3123)                
Cathy Horton, NC Association of Agricultural Fairs (919-413-9544)

Sergeant of Arms:

Gary Price, Chair, Hickory American Legion Fair (828-234-1860)
Allan Caldwell, Hickory American Legion Fair (828-758-2215)
Zane Stillwell, Hickory American Legion Fair (828-291-4850)
Billy Ray Thomas, Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair (919-738-7713)

Showcase:

Claudine Davis, Chair, NC State Fair (919- 839-4501)
Brenda Hewlett, Cape Fear Fair & Expo (910-470-2127)
Bobby McLamb, Artists and Attractions (919-219-4404)

Sponsorship Committee:

Bobby Jenks, Cleveland County Agricultural Fair (704-472-8162)
Debbie Powers, Powers Great American Midways (910-431-2315)
Ronnie Turner, American Sky Lifts, LLC (919-770-7390)

Executive Committee

Matt Buchanan, President, NC Mountain State Fair (828-687-1414)
Don Deal, Drexel Community Fair, Inc. (828-443-7273)
Allen Faircloth, Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair (910-734-2733)
Bonnie Holloman, NCAOAF (919-607-1370)
Milton Ingram, Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair (919-734-1217)
Lloyd Moody, NCAOAF President, Lenoir County Fair (888-522-2966)

Legislative

Ronnie Turner, Chair, American Sky Lifts, LLC (919-770-7390)                
Bess Brinkley, McBride Concessions (336-394-3157)
Allen Faircloth, Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair (910-734-2733)
Milton Ingram, Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair (919-734-1217)
Bobby Jenks, Cleveland County Fair (704-472-8162)
Lloyd Moody, NCAOAF President, Lenoir County Fair (888-522-2966)
Eddie Pitzer, Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair (919-922-7642)
Debbie Powers, Powers Great American Midways (910-431-2315)
Vinnon Williams, Davidson County Agricultural Fair (336-596-0504)

Membership & Grievance

Allan Caldwell, Hickory American Legion Fair (828-758-2215)
Eddie Pitzer, Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair (919-922-7642)
Ronnie Turner, American Sky Lifts, LLC (919-770-7390)

Scholarship Committee

Allan Caldwell, Chair, Hickory American Legion Fair (828-758-2215)
Jamie Adams, Coastal Shows Services (910-520-4915)
Hubert Bullard, Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair (843-385-3180)
Debbie Carter, Cape Fear Fair & Expo (910-508-0252)  
Cathy Price-Horton, NCAOAF (919-413-9544)
Lowell Summey, Drexel Community Fair (828-448-0111)

Appointed Offices

Brent Cook, Chaplain, Circle C Farms (828-461-3702)
Milton Ingram, Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, Past President Rep.& Recording Secretary (919-734-1217)

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