Currituck Farm Festival 2022 to offer more activities, contests, and fun for the whole family

By on September 6, 2022

Weather-Related Schedule Update:
(1) The 2022 Currituck Farm Festival will still be held this Saturday, Oct. 1 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. Festivities will be moved indoors at the Currituck Extension Center. Attendees can expect to see plenty of vendors, exhibits, contests, live music, kids games, and more! Event details can be found at https://currituck.ces.ncsu.edu/currituck-farm-festival-2022/

(2) Due to the forecast for rain on Saturday, the Oct. 1 Rabies Clinic hosted by Currituck Animal Services has been rescheduled to Oct. 22. For more info, call Animal Services at 252-453-8682.

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Currituck Farm Festival 2022
NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 1st from 12:00 – 4:00 for the Currituck Farm Festival, a celebration of our agriculture heritage. This event will be held at the Currituck County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension at 120 Community Way in Barco, NC.

This event was so much fun last year, we’ve decided to expand and offer more activities, contests, and fun for the whole family! The celebration will begin with a tribute to our Currituck farm families and the annual tractor parade.

Kick off your day at the festival by grabbing a bite to eat from the food truck corral. Enjoy interactive displays and sample some local agricultural products down the educational row. You’ll want to make sure you hang around for this year’s contests including the ever-popular skillet throwing championship. Enter your canned goods, homemade crafts or garden produce ahead of time in the annual Homegrown and Handmade contest.

New this year – bring your best cornbread recipe to compete in the Currituck Cornbread Challenge. Or sign up in advance and build your device to participate in our first Mini Punkin’ Chunkin’ contest! Of course, you’ll still be able to enjoy the annual 4-H Chicken Show and standalone games like sack races and corn hole. Be on the lookout for pop up contests throughout the day as well. If you’re interested in selling your handmade items, a limited number of vendor spaces will be available soon.

 

Homegrown and Handmade Contest

Did you create, bake, grow, or preserve something awesome this year? Show it off at our Homegrown and Handmade contest, held during the Currituck Farm Festival from Noon – 4:00 on Oct. 1, 2022.  Contest entries are being accepted for adults (18+) as well as three youth age groups (5-8, 9-13, & 14-18) in four categories: Arts and Crafts, Canning, Baked Goods, and Homegrown items. Entry is FREE and “Best in Show” awards will be provided to the winners of each category. Winners will be announced and showcased on the main stage of our Currituck Fall Festival!

Register for the Currituck Fall Festival at the Currituck Farm Festival Eventbrite, then finish your application by completing the rules and entry form at the 2022 Homegrown and Handmade Contest Eventbrite. Entries must be submitted to the  N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center for judging by Sept. 29th at 4:30 p.m. For more information or to request an entry form be mailed or emailed to you call (252) 232-2261 or email adam_formella@ncsu.edu. If you need accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Adam Formella at (252) 232-2261 or by email at adam_formella@ncsu.edu no later than 10 business days prior to the event.


Poultry Show 

(Registration Deadline – September 14)

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is hosting a 4-H Domestic Poultry Show on October 1, 2022 in conjunction with the Currituck Farm Festival. The show is open to youth ages 5 – 18. This year the show will be a little different than in the previous years. Youth will not receive their chicks from the Extension office, but instead are able to show chickens they own. There will not be any specific breed classes, but we will have 3 different divisions: Standard Laying hens, Bantam hens, and Roosters. Youth can show 1 bird in each division. There will be a registration fee of $5.00 per participant. To register for the 4-H Domestic Poultry Show, please visit https://poultryshow2022.eventbrite.com. The deadline to register for the poultry show is September 14, 2022. Read more at: https://currituck.ces.ncsu.edu/2022/08/2022-currituck-county-4-h-poultry-program-and-show/

 

Cornbread Bake Off Contest

Do you bake the best cornbread in Currituck? Well, let’s find out! Enter your cornbread in the Cornbread Bake Off held during the Currituck Farm Festival from Noon – 4:00 on Oct. 1, 2022. Contest entries are being accepted for adults (18+) as well as three youth age groups (5-8, 9-13, & 14-18). And the best news of all, entry is FREE! Grand and Reserve will be awarded in each age group. A complete list of rules and the entry form for this contest can be found at the 2022 Cornbread Bake Off Eventbrite. All entries must complete the online entry form to be considered for judging. Entries must be submitted to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center for judging by October the 1st at 1:00 p.m.

For more information or to request an entry form be mailed or emailed to you call (252) 232-2261 or email olivia_patchel@ncsu.edu. If you need accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Olivia Patchel at (252) 232-2261 or by email at olivia_patchel@ncsu.edu no later than 10 business days prior to the event. Read more at: https://currituck.ces.ncsu.edu/2022/08/2022-cornbread-bake-off/


Youth Pumpkin Chunkin’ Challenge

How fun is it to come up with a device that can throw a bright orange pumpkin as far as possible, see it splatter to smithereens, and have a chance at winning a prize? If this describes you we have the perfect event for you. Currituck County 4-H is hosting a Pumpkin Chunkin Challenge at the Currituck Farm Festival on Oct 1, 2022 for youth ages 8 -18. Participants will design and build a launching device capable of launching an ornamental (mini) pumpkin – scoring points for distance and accuracy. There will be three age divisions: Junior 8 -10, Intermediate 11 -13, and Senior 14 -18, with prizes awarded for Champion and Reserve Champion in each division.  Register and read more at: https://currituck.ces.ncsu.edu/2022/08/currituck-county-4-h-pumpkin-chunkin-challenge/

 


Live Music

Local band, Little Dickie & the Misfits, will be playing the Currituck Farm Festival main stage from 1-3 p.m. Check out the band’s Facebook page for more information. Read more at: https://currituck.ces.ncsu.edu/currituck-farm-festival-2022/2022-currituck-farm-festival-live-music/


Let us know you’re coming by registering at the Currituck Farm Festival 2022 Eventbrite.

To stay up to date on the Currituck Farm Festival and to learn how you can enter these contests, check out our website, Eventbrite site, and YouTube channel for updates, and follow @CurrituckCES on social media outlets. For more information, questions or to request accommodations for persons with disabilities contact Cameron Lowe via email cameron_lowe@ncsu.edu or phone 252-232-2261 at least 10 days prior to the event. Read more at: https://currituck.ces.ncsu.edu/2022/08/currituck-farm-festival-2022/


For Vendor information please visit: Vendor Fair Registration Form

Read more at: https://currituck.ces.ncsu.edu/2022/08/currituck-farm-festival-2022/

 



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