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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013

CONTACT: Jim Knight, manager
Got to Be NC Festival
919-821-7400

Got to Be NC Festival seeks antique tractors and vendors

Event scheduled for May 17-19 at State Fairgrounds

Photo of row of tractors

RALEIGH — Space is still available for antique tractor and farm equipment hobbyists to display their machines at the Got to Be NC Festival at the State Fairgrounds May 17-19.

“The display of more than 1,000 tractors and other antique farm machinery is a highlight of the festival, and we’ve got room for more,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler.

Tractors in working order can also participate in the daily tractor parade through the fairgrounds. Participation is free, but pre-registration is required.

Festival organizers also have a few spots available for independent vendors and concessionaires.

Tractor registration and vendor application forms are available at www.ncagfest.com.

Organizers expect crowds of up to 100,000 over the three days of the festival. In addition to the farm equipment display, the festival will feature the N.C. Food, Wine & Beer Expo, a bluegrass band competition, a carnival and the Pig Jig, a barbecue competition that raises money for Masonic charities.

Other events at the fairgrounds that weekend include the Raleigh Flea Market, the Chatlee Boat Show and Sale in the Scott Building, the Carolina Rollergirls Derby Expo in Dorton Arena, the Independent Labrador Specialty Dog Show in the Holshouser Building and Wake County 4-H and District 4-H horse shows at the Hunt Horse Complex.

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