Because of the special efforts from the North Wilkesboro Rotary Club membership, those living in Wilkes County and residents of surrounding North Carolina counties are able to enjoy a popular autumn event, the Wilkes County Agricultural Fair. Working closely with the Wilkes County Cooperative Extension Service, Rotarians provide a venue at the North Wilkesboro Rotary Fairgrounds for a variety of displays and exhibitions to feature the county's many natural resources. Every effort is made to insure that the fair event appeals to all members of the family, where they can have fun and also participate in an educational outing. In the exhibit hall, fair goers will see varieties of garden produce, canned goods, country crafts, baked goods, hand crafted quilts, livestock, and much more.
The Cooperative Extension Service awards ribbons and cash prizes presented to winners in a variety of categories. Most visitors come for the array of amusement park rides and games for all ages. One day is always set aside for the county's school children, when admittance for the students is free. During another day, Rotarians host the county's exceptional children and handicapped adults for free amusement rides and a lunch at the North Wilkesboro Rotary Fairgrounds.
During the fall of 1998, the fair was moved to it new home at the Worth Evan Tomlinson Park, approximately 14 acres of land, owned by a Rotary affiliated, non-profit organization. The location is conveniently located, central to all county residents, next to the West Park Medical Center.