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2017 Chowan County Regional Fair Board of Directors
E. C. Toppin - President
Becky Wilder - Vice President
Bob Turner - Vice President
Jerry Rahal - Treasurer
2017 Chowan County Regional Fair Executive Committee
Bob Turner Becky Wilder Ann Liston
Brenda Toppin EC Toppin Jerry Rahal
Josie Perry    
Chowan County Regional Fair Directors
2017 Directors - Ashley Misseri, David Peeler, Ann Liston, Carrie Schwartz
2018 Directors - Deborah Long, Floyd Liston, Lynn Forehand, Gigi Drozdowski-Sawyer

2019 Directors - James Brabble, Josie Perry, Sharon Schwartz, Brenda Toppin - Secretary
2017 Chowan County Regional Fair Ex-Officio Board Members
Mary Morris   Bree Atkinson
Alton Lane Sid Sickles Bob Lawson
Martin Summann Shaf Shafer Laura Anders
Fran Ward Deborah Long Patricia Copeland
Peter Rascoe Sherry Volk Beth Stanley
2017 Chowan County Regional Junior Fair Board  - more info here...
Noah Sawyer - Pres. Jaycee Pierce - VP Kailee Chappell - Sec
Kerrington Lane - Treas. Taylor Tucker Holly Rome
Trey Parrish Colby Parrish Jared Droze
Conner Avery Sydney Morris Dylan Alligood
Rachel Brinson Hannah Painter Chandler Alligood
Charity Stallings Carrie Schwartz - Advisor, James Brabble - Asst Advisor
  Chowan County Regional Fair - Programs Chairmen
Advance Sales   Becky Wilder
Advertising & Media   Becky Wilder, Laura Anders, Josie Perry
Agricultural Entries   Floyd Liston

Animal Entries


Floyd Liston

Commercial Booths   EC Toppin
Data Entry Coordinator   Brenda Toppin
Fair Book Ad Sales   Ashley Misseri, Sharon Schwartz
Flowers   Lynn Forehand
Guest Services   Gigi Drozkowski-Sawyer, Shaf Shafer
Hog Showmanship   Bree Atkinson
Horticulture   Ann Liston
Jr. Fair Board Programs   Carrie Schwartz, James Brabble
"Little Miss" & "Miss" Pageants   Becky Wilder, Laura Anders
Parking   Bob Lawson
Premium Entries   Josie Perry, Patricia Copeland
Security   Sid Stickles
Gospel Night / Senior Day   Lynn Forehand
Educational Booths   Beth Stanley
Ticket Sales   Bob Turner

The Chowan County Regional Fair is good, clean, wholesome family fun. Located at the American Legion Post 40 on West Queen Street in Edenton, NC, the Fair offers rides for big and small, a variety of delicious foods, exhibits of local talent, and professional entertainment. The emphasis of the fair is on education of young and old through exhibits and displays. Free parking is available with tram rides to and from the parking lot and the Fair gates provided by the Edenton and Rocky Hock Lions Clubs. So, pack up the family and come on down and enjoy a memorable evening.

  The Chowan County Regional Fair was first held in 1947 as The American Legion Fair (See History link for a detailed history).  Since that time it has grown into one of the most respected fairs in the State, winning many awards, culminating with the prestigious Image Award for best medium sized fair in North Carolina in 2007.

The Fair is sponsored by The Edward G. Bond American Legion Post 40 and is run by The Chowan County Regional Fair Association. The Association is made up of an Executive Committee, a Board of Directors, Ex-Officio Board Members, and a Junior Fair Board. Directors serve a three year term and can be re-elected when their term expires. Ex-Officio Members include student advisors, extension service agents, a senior citizen representative, and legal counsel.

The job of actually running the Fair is divided into committees, most of which are chaired by Board Members and made up of  the hundreds of volunteers that help each year. There is only one paid position on the fair staff and that is our Housekeeper. Everyone else, including the Fair Manager is a volunteer. Chowan County Regional Fair is one of the few all-volunteer fairs left in North Carolina.

The Chowan County Regional Fair is licensed by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services as an Agricultural Fair. The Fair is a member of The North Carolina Association of Agricultural Fairs and The International Association of Fairs and Exhibitions. Board Members regularly attend conventions and zone meetings to learn and share knowledge from other fairs and industry experts that will improve the Fair. Board members have also been very active in the North Carolina Association of Agricultural Fairs. Four of our officers have served on the Board of Directors of The NCAOAF and three have served as President. Several have served and two are still serving on various Committees of the NCAOAF. 

The Chowan County Regional Fair Association is dedicated to providing the people of the Albemarle Region the best possible fair experience and entertainment value.



2017 Advance Tickets are now available.


Fair Exhibitor Info

Exhibitor Pre-Registration for All Departments Now Available

2017 Pre-Entry Form Here


Little Miss 2017

Miss Chowan Fair 2017

Affiliated Links
American Legion Post 40
NC Assoc of Agricultural Fairs
NC State Fair
Dreamland Amusements
International Assoc of Fairs & Expositions
Town of Edenton, NC
Edenton-Chowan Tourism Development Authority
American Legion Dept of NC
NC Dept. of Labor
NC Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services

History of the Fair


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