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 2021 includes:

  • Victoria’s Circus
  • Brad Matchett Comedy Hypnotist
  • Agricadabra Magic Show
  • Southland Dairy Mobile Classroom

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: Donnie Osborne

Director: Joe Cina

Director: Cindy McNally

Director: Elizabeth Reitz

Director: Terri Sigman

Director: Brenda Hewlett