Events - State Fair
At the NC State Fair Hilburn families help at the Field of Dreams exhibit. It's fun and it's a great way to earn a grant for Hilburn Academy.
Volunteer with Hilburn PTA for the Field of Dreams exhibit and receive free admission with parking pass.
We need six volunteers per day.
Thursday, October 12 through Tuesday, October 22, 2017
Volunteers are appreciated with:
Questions? Contact Stephanie Styons at email@example.com or or (919) 235-8208.
Field Of Dreams collaborates with Hilburn Academy
N.C. State Fair - 2017
Don't tell the kids, but they can learn a lot of valuable information at the State Fair. The Fair has one particularly wonderful interactive children’s educational exhibit that began 12 years ago – It’s called Field of Dreams.
Children can grab a basket at the entrance, pick crops such as apples, strawberries and cucumbers, as well as learn about other crops and how they turn into everyday staples, such as peanut butter and cereal. After picking the crops, children can then “sell” their harvest at the Field of Dreams Farmers Market for fair money. The fair money can then be spent at the exhibit’s Grocery Store. There’s also a resting area for parents, a greenhouse, a coloring contest, storytelling center and a photo area where families can take a snapshot from their day at the “farm.” The exhibit is presented by the N.C. Farm Bureau and the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services.
Carl Tart (the grandfather of a former Hilburn student), the creator of the exhibit, set it up to benefit both Hilburn Academy and Sycamore Creek Elementary!! This year Hilburn is assuming full responsibility for staffing the exhibit with volunteers, and will receive the full school grant from the exhibit - usually more than $3000!! The PTA helps to organize teacher and parent volunteers who come out and help with the exhibit’s many different activities.
Please email Stephanie Styons firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to volunteer.
As mentioned, Hilburn is very lucky to participate as well as receive a financial contribution from this exhibit. We want all Hilburn families to come learn about NC Agriculture! Please visit the exhibit - you might just see your teacher!
Field of Dreams is Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Fun Facts about the N.C. State Fair: It is the largest 10-day agricultural fair in the nation. The Fair has had more than 11 million visitors in the last 15 years with 795,930 fairgoers in 2005! North Carolina ranks #1 in the nation for the production of sweet potatoes.
Hilburn's school code: 442
Advance Admission Tickets
Tickets purchased through the e-tix WCPSS promotional page earn your school a donation. With your purchase, your school will receive $2 for each adult admission ticket, and $1 for each child ticket. To support Hilburn, enter school code, 442, under "Membership" at check-out on the WCPSS Admission Ticket link. This promotion is only available online in advance of the Fair. Tickets must be purchased during 10 a.m. on August 1 through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12.
NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
NC State Fair
October 12-22, 2017
October 12-22, 2017