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.
October 11 through October 21, 2018
Volunteers are appreciated with:
Questions? Contact Stephanie Styons at firstname.lastname@example.org or or (919) 235-8208.
Field Of Dreams collaborates with Hilburn Academy
N.C. State Fair - 2018
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 13 years ago – It’s called Field of Dreams.
Children are invited to spend some time on the fair’s miniature farm! You'll have an all new experience this year as you explore Holidays on the Farm and traverse four specialty gardens helping your children make the connections between the food they see growing and the food they love to see on their plates! Explore Subs and Spuds, the Holiday Garden, Pizza Patch, Taco Town and collect vegetables in your basket to receive a goody bag of North Carolina product samples!
Presented by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and North Carolina Farm Bureau, this exhibit includes a coloring contest, mini John Deere tractor rides, the authentic sights and sounds of Appalachian mountain music and instruments, plus a photo area where families can take a snapshot from their day on the holiday “farm.”
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 to help with the coloring contest.
Please email Stephanie Styons email@example.com 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 before 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 11.
NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
NC State Fair