About the Fair

Good Old Fashioned Fun!!

County fairs have been bringing friends together to celebrate the end of summer and to start new dreams of the future for over a century now. Just mentioning a county fair can bring to mind images of livestock, crafts, sticky cotton candy, balloons, clowns, laughter of young and old alike, while in the distance the sounds of the midway calls.

The Cape Fear Fair & Expo board is comprised of 11 individuals who call Wilmington and the surrounding counties home. The board works very hard all year long to bring together the tents and exhibits in the front of the fair which includes all the animals, agricultural exhibits, and educational booths entries. We also research and book all of the wonderful entertainment each year – which in 2017 includes:

  • Old McNally’s Pig Derby
  • Brad Matchett Comedy Hypnotist
  • Agricadabra Magic Show
  • Anastasini Circus

Each year, we partner with Power’s Great American Midways to bring you the most exciting rides, fun games, and delicious fair food!

Cape Fear Fair and Expo
PO Box 3265
Wilmington, NC 28406

(910) 313-1234


President: Debbie Carter

1st V.P.: David Barkley

2nd V.P.: Brad Bradberry

Secretary/Treasurer: Liz Perrone

Fair Manager/Director: Skip Watkins

Director: April Kerr

Director: Joe Cina

Director: Cindy McNally

Director: Elizabeth Reitz

Director: Terri Sigman

Director: Melinda Grant

Director:  Brenda Hewlett

Our Sponsors

Cape Fear Fair Chick-Fil-A Logo
Cape Fear Fair & Expo 98.7 Coastal Carolina's Modern Rock Logo
ESPN Wilmington Logo
Cape Fear Fair sponsor Farm Bureau
Cape Fear Fair Gregory Poole
Cape Fear Fair Hudson's Hardware
Cape Fear Fair & Expo Jammin 99.9 Logo
Lowe's Logo
New Hanover County Sheriff
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Registers Logo
Cape Fear Fair sponsor Rucker Johns
Cape Fear Fair Southern States
Cape Fear Fair StarNews
Cape Fear Fair Sunbelt Rentals
Cape Fear Fair & Expo Sunny 103.7 Logo
Cape Fear Fair & Expo The Ticket Logo
Toys R Us
Cape Fear Fair & Expo Z107.5 Logo