Come stroll the fairgrounds and sample traditional grilled, fried and roasted festival delights from independent NC vendors. Visits the Got to be NC Festival Food, Wine and Beer Expo and explore what is grown fresh and local in NC. Be your own judge at the Mason’s Pig Jig BBQ Competition on Saturday or eat for a cause all three days at the Shriner’s Fish Fry. Click here for more festival events and food.
Live Music & Entertainment
Come out Saturday and enjoy a perfect May afternoon at the best outdoor amateur bluegrass event in Raleigh. All three days Leon Jacobs Jr. will entertain folks with hits for the 50’s and 60’s. Leon will be joined by Dark Water Rising on Friday and North Tower on Sunday. Click here for more festival events and music.
Zip, zoom, spin all day long. The carnival will feature over 30 rides for children big and small alike.
Tickets: Rides will take 3-5 tickets per ride. Ride tickets will be $1 each, or 14 tickets for $12, or 30 tickets for $20.
Special Offer: One parent may accompany a child under 40" in height at no additional cost when the child presents a paid ticket for the Carousel or Slide rides only.
Early Bird Special! Friday, purchase a Ride All-Day Wrist Band for $20 from noon to 5pm. The wrist band is good, Friday only, noon to close for unlimited rides. Ride tickets purchased after 5 p.m. on Friday will be at regular price with no wristband sales after 5 p.m.
Sunday Special: Purchase a Ride All Day Wrist Bands $20. The wrist band is good all-day Sunday, 9 am to close for unlimited rides. Click here for more festival events and rides.
Antique Farm Equipment
The antique Got to be NC Festival tractor parade is a free festival event that is featured daily and will delight both young and old alike. Hundreds of tractors and thousands of pieces of antique tractor equipment will be on display. Click here for more festival events.