COGNITION Carnival and Touch-A-Truck will provide the opportunity for families to experience some of the fun and engaging activities we offer all year long. The grassy lawn will become our “Midway” with fair-themed games and contests. Inside the COGNITION building, attendees will see the space has been transformed into an “Exhibition Hall” where children will enter STEAM related projects to win ribbons. There will be fair food available for purchase and other family-friendly entertainment! 

Our Touch-A-Truck showcase will be in a nearby parking lot of Downtown Mocksville! Children and adults will be able to explore vehicles of all types – public service, emergency, utility, transportation, recreational, farm, construction, delivery, and “cool” trucks – all in one place!


We’re calling kids and adults, ages 4+, to submit entries to our exhibition hall! There are three age groups in each of the four categories to choose from; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Arts. Click here for the registration form and click each category below for more information about submission requirements. We can’t wait to see what you create!

All submissions must be dropped off to COGNITION by Thursday, September 22nd to be considered for judging.


It’s Science Fair time! Is there a specific topic you are interested in? Is there an experiment you’ve been wanting to try? Are you passionate about science and want to share with others? This is your chance to exercise that creativity!

Create a science fair style presentation on a topic of your choosing! Click here for the science registration form.


Do you have an eye for photography? Do you love taking pictures of everything around you? This is your time to shine!

Submit original photos in one of three categories for your age group! Click here for the technology registration form with more details.


Are you a Lego master? Do you love building and creating new things? This category is perfect for you!

Submit a Lego creation that can fit on a piece of printer paper. This creation can be anything you want and will be judged on creativity, innovation, and imagination. Click here for the engineering registration form with more details.


How creative can you be? This open-ended category allows you to exercise your creativity and create something you can be proud of!

Create a chicken! Color a chicken you print online, draw a chicken, paint a chicken, even create a 3D mixed media chicken! We want to see you put your imagination to the test. Click here for the art registration form and age group details.