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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


  • Allen Faircloth
    President 

    Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair
    P. O. Box 2566
    Lumberton, NC 28359

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

  • Gary Price
    Vice-President

    Hickory American Legion Fair
    PO Box 1844
    Hickory, NC 28603

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

Directors 


  • Debbie Carter
    Director

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

    Mobile: 910-508-0252
    debbierae51@hotmail.com
  • Don Deal
    Director
    Drexel Community Fair
    PO Box 98
    Drexel, NC 28619

    Fair: 828-438-3933   
    Fax: 828-443-7273
    ddeal43@gmail.com 
  • Cheryle Hartley
    Director

    Carolina Classic Fair
    PO Box 68
    Winston-Salem, NC 27102
    office:  336-727-2236

  • 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
    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)

Past Presidents

1939-41              Dr. A.H. Fleming*                          Lewisburg

1942                    John Robinson*

1943-45              Hobart Brantley*

1946-47              W.M. Oliver*                                  Reidsville

1948-52              Dr. J.S. Dorton*                             Shelby

1953                    Curtis A. Leonard*                         Lexington

1954                    W.M. Oliver*                                 Reidsville

1955-56              Norman Chambliss, Sr.*                  Rocky Mount

1957-58              Corbin Green*                                Hickory

1959-60              Neil Bolton*                                   Winston Salem

1961                    David S. Clay*                              Salisbury

1962                    Howard Holly*                              Burgaw

1963                    Clyde Smyre*                               Statesville

1964                    Clyde Propst*                               Concord

1965-66              James R. McNeil*                           Mount Airy

1967                    Wade Hendricks*                          Statesville

1968                    Edna Kipp*                                   Raleigh

1969-70              James W. Holmes*                         Durham

1971                    Tom Caddell*                               Carthage

1972                    Worth Carpenter*                         Monroe

1973                    A.K. Pitzer*                                  Raleigh

1974                    Archie Sink*                                 Lexington

1975                    Zack Long*                                   Durham

1976                    Max Fesperman*                           Albemarle

1977                    W.A. (Bill) Perry*                          Edenton

1978                    W.N. (Bill) Austin, Jr. *                  Winston Salem

1979                    Gene Foster*                                Wilkesboro

1980                    Bob Barlow                                   Cary

1981                    J.B. Thompson*                            Warrenton

1982                    Joe A. Goforth *                           Shelby

1983                    Herbert Whitfield*                        Durham

1984                    Max Robinson*                            Jacksonville

1985                    Jim Andrews*                              Lenoir

1986                    Hoyt Moore*                               Yanceyville

1987                    Milton Barnes*                            Wilson

1988                    William C. Bowers*                      Norwood

1989                    Hubert Bullard, Jr.                       Lumberton

1990                    E.C. Toppin                                 Edenton

1991                    Eric Ennis                                   Salisbury

1992                    Buddy Jones                               Lumberton

1993                    Milton Ingram                             Goldsboro

1994                    Jack Jones*                                Mount Airy

1995                    Jimmy Ferguson*                        Whiteville

1996                    Harold McEachern*                      Concord

1997                    Louis May*                                 Greenville

1998                    Jerry Smith                                 Albemarle

1999                    Eddie Pitzer                                 Goldsboro

2000                    Harold Mesimer                           Salisbury

2001                    Loumis Hinnant*                         Wilson

2002                    Paul "Jaybird" McCrary*               Lexington

2003                    Dixon Britt                                  Lumberton

2004                    Mary Ann Cooper                         Concord

2005                    John Chilcoat*                             Edenton

2006                    William Edmondson*                    Shelby

2007                    Skip Watkins                               Wilmington

2008                    Jim Head                                     Statesville

2009                    Ray Frost                                    Raleigh

2010                    Steve Mains*                              Hickory

2011                    Dave Allgood                              Wilson

2012                    Ken Ross                                    Greenville

2013                    Don Deal                                    Drexel

2014                    Vinnon Williams                           Lexington

2015                    Ronnie Turner                             Sanford             

2016                    Johnny Love                               Salisbury

2017-18              Lloyd Moody                                Kinston, NC

2019-20              Matt Buchanan                            Fletcher, NC

 

*Deceased        



Honoary Life Members

Max Fesperman*, Stanly County Fair, Albemarle, NC
Joe Goforth*, Cleveland County Fair, Shelby NC
James A. Graham*, NC Commissinor of Agriculture, Raleigh, NC
Joan Long, NCAOAF Executive Secretary, Raleigh, NC (Retired)
Bill Perry*, Chowan County Fair, Edenton, NC
Art Pitzer*, NC State Fair, Raleigh, NC
William (Bill) C. Bowers*, Stanley American Legion Post #76 Agricuktural Fair, Albemarle, NC
Milton Ingram, Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, Goldsboro, NC
E.C. Toppin, ChowanCounty Regional Agricultural Fair, Edenton, NC
Mary AnnCooper, Cabarrus County Fair, Concord, NC
Wesley Wyatt, NC State Fair, Raleigh, NC

*Deceased

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