Home of the Lee Regional Fair

Meet our 2017 Lee Regional Fair Queens: Front Row Aliyah Womble, Petite Miss | McKenzie Gwyn, Tiny Miss | Darrian Houston, Little Miss | Back Row Danielle Moye, Junior Miss | Abby Faulk, Miss Lee | Hannah Davis, Young Miss

The Arts just keep getting better in Lee County. Mary New, member of the Sanford Area Photography Club and Ashely Inman, student at Lee County High School, won the adult and youth 2017 North Carolina Agricultural Fairs Best of Show competition. This event highlights the best Arts and Crafts entries from local Agricultural Fairs across the state. Representing Lee Regional Fair, their entries competed against 9 other Fairs with attendance of 15,001 – 40,000 fairgoers. All entries were on display at the 2017 N.C. State Fair in Raleigh. Selected as grand prize winners, Mary and Ashely will receive $600 each in State Fair premiums.

Ashley’s entry, “Horse Country”, is a painting inspired by a friend’s photograph. By mixing 5 basic oil paint colors, she was able to achieve a realistic perspective.  Mary’s photography of a man taking refuge from the rain in a London, England cathedral’s portico, challenged the judges to look closely…was it a painting or a photograph? The Sanford Lion’s Club, sponsors of the Lee Regional Fair, was also recognized for their support of the 2017 North Carolina Agricultural Fairs Best of Show competition.


Who We Are

The Sanford Lions Club was organized and chartered in 1935 with 20 members.  The Club has sponsored other clubs:  Pittsboro (1937); Apex (1937); Biscoe (1928); Siler City ( 1938); Aberdeen (1938); Broadway (1950); Coats (1972); Western Harnett (1998); Sanford Day Timers Branch Lions Club (2005) and Sanford Leo Club (2007).  The Club in 2007 has grown to become the largest Lions Club in North Carolina.

We are part of the world's largest service club organization. Whenever our club gets together, problems get smaller. And our community gets better. That's because we help where help is needed; in our own communities and around the world, with unmatched integrity and energy.

  • Largest Local Civic Club of active members Serving the Community
  • We meet each Thursday night, weather permitting
  • Also maintains Sanford Lions Charitable Works, a 501(c)3 organizations to accept tax deductible gifts which are used to benefit our programs. Memorial are also received for deceased Lions.
  • During the Lee Regional Fair, we contribute nearly $150,000 back into the community.

Mission Statement

To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

Vision Statement

To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.