The Honorary Life Member Award has only been presented nine times since its inception in 1979. Here is the full list of Honorary Members

Mary Ann Cooper 
Cabarrus County Fair
Concord, NC


Milton Ingram
Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair 
Goldsboro, NC
E.C. Toppin
Chowan County Regional Fair 
Edenton, NC
Art Pitzer *
NC State Fair
Raleigh, NC
Bill Perry*
Chowan County Fair
Edenton, NC
James A. Graham*
NC Commissioner of Agriculture
Raleigh, NC
Joan Long
NCAOAF Executive Secretary
Raleigh, NC
Joe Goforth*
Cleveland County Fair
Shelby, NC
Max Fesperman*
Stanly County Fair
Albemarle, NC
William C . Bowers *
Stanly County American Legion Post #76
Agricultural Fair
Albemarle, NC