ABOUT THE FAIR
The award winning Lee Regional Fair is by far the largest event held in Lee County. Our six day fair host 28,000 patrons for an outing of good clean family fun. We pride ourselves on being memory builders.
As stewards, we emphasize Agriculture Awareness and Youth involvement. Your gate admissions goes directly to benefit our Program Achievements and Youth:
Over $7,000 in annual scholarships
Relay for Life
Sanford Area Soccer League
VIP Fishing Tournament
Camp Dogwood - Lake Norman
Boys and Girls Home - Lake Waccamaw
Vision Screening with Lee County Schools
Vision Screening for the Public - Vision Van
Financial Assistance to visual impaired
Sponsor LEO clubs at the High Schools
Food Collection for local area food banks
Disaster staging area - Duke Energy
Since 1937, the Lions Club has sponsored the Fair, on the clubs property on North 7th Street/Colon Road, turning the event into a major project. All the proceeds from the Fair go to aid the club-sponsored projects in particular assistance to the blind.
The Sanford Lions Club changed the name of the Lee County Agriculture Fair to encompass its new mission of extending its influence to the adjoining counties and now it is called the Lee Regional Fair! The Club opened its new Pavilion and restrooms to accommodate the expanding programs of the Lee Regional Fair.
The Sanford Lions Club maintains the emphasis of the Fair with the agricultural exhibits, the antique tractor show and expanded to include a demolition derby and additional pageants.
Since the Lions Club assumed sponsorship of the Fair and improved the facilities, the Award Winning Lee Regional Fair has become the largest annual event held in the Sanford/Lee County Area. There is something for everyone. By attending and participating, you support the many programs for the sight and hearing impaired as well as youth programs sponsored by the Sanford Lions Club.