*The barn will remain closed during the 2023 fair. The industrial arts building and agriculture building WILL be open this year* Make sure to check out the all new Toddler/PreK-K South Central FunTime area in the back of the agricultural building.

Agricultural/Science Fair - TBA

*Look forward to the return of this fun event in 2023*

The Agricultural/Science Fair will take place Tuesday, October 13th 6:00PM (Located in the Agricultural Building) For more information contact the Mecklenburg County School Office at (434) 738-6111. Agricultural/Science/Crafts products will be accepted Sunday, October 11th from 1:30PM - 5:00PM and Monday, October 12th 9:00AM - 7:00PM.



*The barn will remain closed in 2023 with a hopeful return in 2024.

4-H Animals will be accepted Sunday, October 11th from 1:30PM - 5:00PM and Monday, October 12th 9:00AM - 7:00PM.

Baked Goods & Fresh Cut Flowers

Baked Goods and Fresh Cut Flowers will be accepted Tuesday, October 10th 2022, 7:45AM - 8:45AM.

Canned Goods

Canned Goods will be accepted Sunday, October 8th from 1:30PM - 5:00PM and Monday, October 9th 9:00AM - 5:00PM.

General Guidelines for Canned Goods Entries:

1. Use Clean standard size canning jars that are not chipped or broken. It is best to use jars that are marked "Ball," "Mason," "Kerr," etc. so that there is no question of it being a standard canning jar. Mayonnaise or other jars are unacceptable as they can cause inadequate heat penetration during the processing and an unsafe product may be the result.

2. Use new lids to make sure they are sealed properly. Fancy padded lids, fabric over wraps or cozies interfere with the judging process and should not be used.

3. Use clean rust-free rings that are not bent or misshapen.

4. Make sure you fill the jar properly and leave proper headspace. Usually up to the rim of the jar neck, but products have different recommendations. Make sure you follow the recommendations for that product. Lima beans and poultry need a little more headspace. Jams, jellies, fruit juices and tomato sauce require less headspace. Filling the jar to full can compromise the seal and cause excessive darkening. Liquid should cover the product to prevent darkening with a balance of solids to liquid. There should be no floating of the product. There should be a minimum amount of air bubbles. Too much headspace may mean excessive air has remained in the jar which can lead to darkening and reduced vacuum level. It is also a waste of jar space which can reduce the quality.

5. Appearance should be neat and attractive, product uniform in size with product holding its shape, good natural coloring, having good texture and density and be free of cloudiness and sediment. It should also be free of bruises, blemishes, decayed spots, sunburn spots, insect damage, foreign particles, seeds, pits, peel, root hairs or vegetable stems.

6. Have the name of the product and date canned clearly marked on it. This may be on a self-adhesive label or written on the jar lid. Products canned over one (1) year are disqualified.

For more information please call (434) 917-1116.

Industrial Art Building Exhibits

Industrial Art Exhibits may be set up Sunday, October 8th 1:00PM - 5:00PM, Monday, October 9th 9:00AM - 7:00PM and Tuesday, October 10th 9:00AM - 1:00PM.

*NEW* Check out the newly renovated Industrial Arts Building, a must see on your 2023 fair visit.

Rental Agreement Requirements:

1. Each exhibitor is required to keep his/her exhibit area clean. The Fair Association cleans the aisles of the exhibit buildings.

2. Exhibitors in the Industrial Arts Building are required to confine their activities to their rental areas. The aisles are to be kept open for the free movement of Fair Patrons.

3. Outside exhibitors are confined to a radius of ten (10) feet around their exhibits.

4. NO SOLICITATION of any kind is permitted on the Midway or the Grandstand area of the South Central Fair.

5. No food or beverage sales are allowed in the Industrial Art Building.

6. Drinking, profanity and/or offensive language will not be tolerated in the exhibit area.

7. The Industrial Art Building will be opened to the public from 5:00PM to fair shut down each night. Displays may be set up Sunday 1:00PM - 5:00PM, Monday 9:00AM - 7:00PM and Tuesday 9:00AM - 1:00PM.

8. Any exhibit or display more than four (4) feet in height must be set back from the front line of the rental space at least four (4) feet.

9.All exhibits must be removed by Tuesday following the fair.

10. Exhibitors are allowed two (2) fair entry passes.  Additional passes can be purchased at the Fair Office.

11. All rent is due by Thursday night of the fair.


For more information call (434) 917-1116.