Schedule

Festival Map

Festival Gate Hours
Friday: Noon – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Building and Exhibit Hours
Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Carnival Hours
Friday: Noon – 10 p.m.*
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.*
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

*May extend for one hour based on attendance

Fireworks
Friday: 9:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9:15 p.m.

Carnival Wrist Bands
Friday: Purchase from Noon to 9 p.m., good all day for unlimited rides
Sunday: Purchase from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., good all day for unlimited rides

Participant Registration:
Antique Tractors & Equipment
Festival Vendor Application
Bluegrass Competition Entry Form

Got to be NC Festival
Food, Wine & Beer Expo Registration:

Vendor Application


Official Lodging Partner of the 2014 Got to Be NC Festival

Fairfield Inn and Suites Marriott
Fairfield Inn & Suites Raleigh Crabtree

Or, call the hotel directly:
919.881.9800
Ask for the Got to be NC Festival rate and enjoy a room for just $69.00 per night!

Special rate available for reservations made until May 3, 2014

Click here for group rate reservations

 

Attractions

Live Music

Festival Events: Bluegrass Band Competition
Free Admission
Saturday, May 18th at the Outdoor Dorton Arena Stage
11:00 am

Picking and plucking bluegrass style. Bands with both traditional and contemporary styles will compete for bragging rights and cash.

1st Place - $500.00 plus guaranteed performances at the 2013 N.C. State Fair October 26 and 27, paying $1,500 and guaranteed paid performance slot at PreddyFest 2013.
2nd Place - $250.00
3rd Place - $125.00

Bands Competing
Diamond Creek
The Edwards Family
Victoria Lee and New Ground
The Ingrams
Lonesome & Then Some

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Bluegrass Band Competition
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Live on the Mattress Firm Outdoor Stage at Dorton Arena

Leon Jacobs, Jr.
Friday, 12:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Dark Water Rising
Friday, 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

North Tower
Sunday, 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Got to be NC Food, Wine & Beer Expo
$2.00 Admission

Admission to the Got to be NC Food, Wine & Beer Expo:
$2.00 for adults
Free for children 11 and under

Each attendee will receive a sheet of 24 coupons that are good towards many of the delicious products on display at the Expo.

Friday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Registration for NC Food, Wine & Beer Expo Vendors

Got to be NC Food, Wine & Beer Expo

Information: Got to be NC Food, Wine & Beer Expo Info
Application: Food, Wine & Beer Expo Vendor Application

North Carolina food companies, breweries and wineries will be sampling and selling some of the most delightful flavors NC has to offer. The Got to be NC Food, Wine & Beer Expo will be held in the Exposition Building:

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News and Observer

Centsible Saver

Interested in learning how to save money at the grocery store?
Or feel like you need a refresher course in couponing?

Amy Dunn, the Centsible Saver blogger for the
Raleigh News & Observer, will teach a free coupon class during
the opening of the Got to be NC Food, Wine and Beer Expo
from 12:30 to 2:30 Friday, May 17. 

The 16-year journalist will cover basic and advanced coupon
techniques to teach you how to save at least 50 percent, if not more,
on your grocery bill.


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Got to be NC Food & Wine Expo

Food and Wine Expo Event

Partial list of Vendors

Adams Vineyards
All Good Naturals, LLC
America's Best Nut Company
Augusta's Pimento Cheese
Aviator Brewing Company
Barb's of Goldsbor
Bear Branch Milling
Bertie County Peanuts
Big Country Gourmet
Black Dog Gourmet
Buffaloe Milling Co
Butterfields Candy, LLC
Cape Fear Specialty Foods, LLC
Carolina Candy Company
Carolina Packers, Inc
Chuck's Sauce, LLC 
Cultured Cow Creamery, LLC
Dennis Vineyards, Inc.  
Duplin Winery
D'Vine Foods/Lumil
Fancy Nancy's Gourmet Foods, Inc..
Floury Apron, LLC
Foss Gourmet Foods, LLC
Gregory Vineyards  
Harvest Time Foods 
Hawk Sauce Co. 
Hinnant Family Vineyards
Hog Heaven Barbecue and Ribs
Home Industries Inc.   
House-Autry Mills, Inc.
Knota Yankee BBQ Sauce
KPKandies 
Lumpy's Ice Cream
Mackeys Ferry Peanuts & Gifts
NC Beef Council      
NCDA
Neese Country Sausage, Inc.  
Norm's Farms  
Old Salem Moravian Cookies
Our State Magazine  
Pluto's Inc. 
S & S Sauces, LLC 
Shorty's Family Enterprises, LLC  
Southern Smoke BBQ
Southern Spice
Sweets 4 U Inc.  
Tequila Dale's Inc.
The Cake Pop Shop 
The Cookie People 
Tonya's Cookie Co.
WoodMill Winery

...and more to come!

friday festival events

Grandstand

FREE - May 17, 2013

Wal Mart

FREE Friday, May 17th: Draft Horse Pull - 6:00 pm
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Draft Horse Pull Competition

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Grandstand

FREE - May 18, 2013

Wal Mart

FREE Saturday, May 18th: Lineman's Rodeo, Paved Pad - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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FREE Saturday May 18th: Antique Tractor Pull - 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Grandstand Tractor Pull, Saturday

Loud and proud antique tractor pullers race to the finish to see whose tractor will pull the most weight on Saturday in the Grandstand. Admission is free.

sunday festival events

Grandstand

FREE - May 19, 2013

Wal Mart

FREE Sunday May 19th: Mini and Garden Tractor Pull - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Fairgrounds Events

Pet and Horse Expo

Free Admission
Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Graham Building
Pet and Horse Expo
Fun for the Whole Family to Enjoy!

  • Top Quality Educational Seminars
  • World Class Shopping

Entertainment:

  • Agility
  • Cat Show
  • Parade of Dog Breeds 
  • Art and Costume Contests
  • Rabbit Exhibit
  • And Much More...

 

Visit www.petnhorseexpo.com for more information!

Chatlee Boat Show

Free Admission
Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Scott Building

Chatlee Boat Show
Chatlee Boat and Marine, Sanford NC

Independent Labrador Specialty Dog Show

Free Admission
Saturday and Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Holshouser Building

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Wake County and District 4-H Horse Show

Free Admission
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Hunt Horse Complex


36th Annual Wake County 4-H Horse Program sponsored "Open all Youth Horse Show" and North Central District Horse Show. Hunter, Western, Non-trotting & Dressage classes. Free spectator admission.

Carolina Roller Girls
Saturday, May 18th

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Carolina Rollergirls (www.carolinarollergirls.com)

Carolina Roller Derby
Saturday, May 18th
The Carolina Rollergirls brings back the explosive excitement of flat-track roller derby in their 2013 season with a special event, the "Got to be NC" Derby Expo featuring a full day of North Carolina teams in competition from
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.! Registration for visiting teams will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. - Games start at 10:00 a.m. with 4 teams battling for Queens of the Rink. Don't miss this special all-day competition!

Game 1: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Carolina Rollergirls vs Charm City Rollergirls
Game 2: 11:50 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. Blue Ridge Rollergirls vs Killamazoo Derby Darlins

1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Collision Men's Derby Expo

Game 3: 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Killamazoo Derby Darlins vs Carolina Rollergirls
Game 4: 4:05 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. Charm City Rollergirls v Blue Ridge Rollergirls

5:45 p.m. - 6:05 p.m. Collision Men's Derby Expo

Game 5: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Killamazoo Derby Darlins v Charm City Rollergirls
Game 6: 8:20 p.m. - 9:50 p.m. Carolina Rollergirls v Blue Ridge Rollergirls

Buy your tickets in advance and avoid a line. Tickets go on sale at Dorton Arena at 9 am on Saturday - 6 games for one special low price of a single season game admission. All seats are general admission. A family friendly sporting alternative.

Bout Day Admission
: $15 adults, $10 students, seniors 65+, and military with ID, $5 children (age 6 and under - 2 per adult admitted free).

Advance Admission
: $12 adults, $5 children

Special Rates: $10 per adult ticket available for advance purchase for groups of 15 or more

Click for advance ticket and season ticket info: www.carolinarollergirls.com

Raleigh Flea Market

Friday, May 17th: Noon to 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 18th: 9:00 am -7:00 pm
Sunday, May 19th: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

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The Raleigh Flea Market at the Historic State Fairgrounds has been a Triangle tradition since 1971. Our fun, family-friendly atmosphere draws tens of thousands of shoppers every weekend. The flea market showcases more than 600 vendors, offering everything from antiques and collectibles to handicrafts, furniture, homemade goodies, clothing, jewelry, and…well, the list just goes on and on!


Animal Encounters

Racing Pigs - FREE

Friday, May 17th - 12:30 pm | 4:00 pm
Saturday, May 18th - 9:30 am | Noon | 3:00 pm
Sunday, May 19th -  10:30 am | 2:30 pm

by Dennis Cook, Circle C , everyday near the Antique Tractors

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Draft Horse - FREE at the Grandstand

Friday, May 17th: Pull - 6:00 pm
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Draft Horse Pull Competition

Miniature Donkeys - FREE at the AgriPlaza
Diving Ducks - FREE at the AgriPlaza
Chicken Hatchery - FREE at the AgriPlaza
Dairy Goats - FREE at the AgriPlaza

Friday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

Festival Events: The Annual Carolina Masonic Pig Jig
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Benefit for the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford
Admission Required

May 18th: 11:00 am till the BBQ is gone!

Check out the event flyer here!


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Mason's Pig Jig 11- 2 on Saturday, May 18th 2013

More than 40 chapters of Masons will gather for the The 6th Annual Masonic Carolina Pig Jig BBQ Cook-off. Will the Hiram #40 Masonic Lodge win the grand prize once again? Food will be served to the public after judging Saturday morning beginning at 11:00 am.

Ticket Prices:
Adult (12 and older): $15
Ages 7-11: $5
Ages 6 and under: FREE

World Boxing Association Heavyweight Champion James "Bonecrusher" Smith will make an appearance at this year's Pig Jig. Don't miss him!

The Annual Carolina Masonic Pig Jig will take both cash and credit cards this year! Credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

All proceeds benefit the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford.

For more Information, visit http://www.carolinapigjig.com

Shriners Fish Fry

May 17th - May 19th

The Amran Shriners will be cooking up Calabash-style seafood from North Carolina. Come enjoy a mouth-watering plate of N.C. whiting ($8) or flounder ($10) with hushpuppies, slaw and french fries.

Motorized Muscle - Free at Dorton Arena

FREE ADMISSION
Friday, May 17th
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Classic Car

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Join us for a Classic Car Cruise In - all types and eras. The classic cars will be on display Friday afternoon and evening, outside near the Dorton Arena. Trophies will be given for Best General Motors, Chrysler, Ford and Other. Open to all vehicles, (cars, trucks, motorcycles, campers, motorhomes) that are restored or in original condition.


Festival Events: North Carolina FFA Gator Wars, presented by Quality Equipment, LLC

Quality Equipment

FREE ADMISSION
Friday, May 17th
6:00 p.m.
Graham Building


Five North Carolina FFA Chapters will compete for bragging rights and $1,000 in prize money in Gator Wars! In partnership with Quality Equipment, the five chapters
will use hand tools to diagnose and reassemble identical John Deere Gators. The first team to cross the finish line with a fully functioning John Deere Gator will be declared our first champion Come out and cheer on your favorite school!

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Participating FFA Chapters:

Cape Fear FFA
Columbia FFA
Granville Central FFA
Millbrook FFA
Southern Wayne FFA




Festival Events: Ray Price Harley Davidson Ride In

FREE ADMISSION
Saturday, May 18th
1:00 p.m.

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2nd Place
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3rd Place
Third Place
Ray Price Harley Davidson Ride In, Saturday, near the Dorton Arena

On Saturday May 18th you can hear the rumbling heartbeat of hundreds of Harley Davidson motorcycles arriving by police escort at 1:00pm. The parade will be sponsored by Ray Price Harley Davidson. Check out these high powered machines up close and find out what your reflection looks like in highly polished chrome. Motorcycles will be parked near Dorton Arena.

Festival Events: Chatlee Boat Show

Free Admission
May 17th -19th

Chatlee Boat Show
Chalee Boat and Marine, Sanford NC




Festival Events:
Tractor Pull

Free Admission
Saturday, May 18th

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Walmart Grandstand Tractor Pull, Saturday

Loud and proud antique tractor pullers race to the finish to see whose tractor will pull the most weight on Saturday in the Grandstand. Admission is free.

Festival Events: Antique Tractor Parade

Free Admission
Friday
: May 17th, 2:00 pm
Saturday: May 18th, 11:00 am
Sunday: May 19th, 11:00 am

Festival Events: Antique Farm Equipment Exhibit

Free Admission
May 17th - 19th

The largest antique farm equipment display in the southeast, with over 1,000 pieces of working equipment including hundreds of tractors representing almost any brand name you can imagine. If you would like to bring your antique farm equipment, please click here:  Antique Tractor & Farm Equipment Registration

Kidz Corral

Free Admission
May 17th - 19th

Kid's Corral

 

The Kidz Corral will be at the AgriPlaza located between the Jim Graham Building and the NC Food, Wine & Beer Expo. This is the perfect place for families to relax and enjoy kid-centered activities. Teach your kids about
NC agriculture with hands-on educational activities, arts and crafts.

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Antique Farm Equipment Exhibits

Festival Events: Antique Tractor Parade

Free Admission
Friday
: May 17th, 2:00 pm
Saturday: May 18th, 11:00 am
Sunday: May 19th, 11:00 am

Festival Events: Antique Farm Equipment Exhibit

Free Admission
May 17th - 19th

The largest antique farm equipment display in the Southeast with over 1,000 pieces of working equipment including hundreds of tractors representing almost any brand name you can imagine. If you would like to bring your antique farm equipment, please click here:  Antique Tractor & Farm Equipment Registration

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Dorton Arena

Festival Events: Motorized Muscle
Friday, May 17th
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free Admission

Classic Car

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Join us for a Classic Car Cruise In - all types and eras. The classic cars will be on display Friday afternoon and evening. Trophies will be given for Best General Motors, Chrysler, Ford and Other. Open to all vehicles, (cars, trucks, motorcycles, campers, motorhomes) that are restored or in original condition.


Festival Events: Carolina Roller Girls
Saturday, May 18th
$10 Admission

Where to Eat NC

Carolina Rollergirls (www.carolinarollergirls.com)

Carolina Roller Derby
Saturday, May 18th
The Carolina Rollergirls brings back the explosive excitement of flat-track roller derby in their 2013 season with a special event, the "Got to be NC" Derby Expo featuring a full day of North Carolina teams in competition from
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.! Registration for visiting teams will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. - Games start at 10:00 a.m. with 4 teams battling for Queens of the Rink. Don't miss this special all-day competition!

Game 1: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Carolina Rollergirls vs Charm City Rollergirls
Game 2: 11:50 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. Blue Ridge Rollergirls vs Killamazoo Derby Darlins

1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Collision Men's Derby Expo

Game 3: 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Killamazoo Derby Darlins vs Carolina Rollergirls
Game 4: 4:05 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. Charm City Rollergirls v Blue Ridge Rollergirls

5:45 p.m. - 6:05 p.m. Collision Men's Derby Expo

Game 5: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Killamazoo Derby Darlins v Charm City Rollergirls
Game 6: 8:20 p.m. - 9:50 p.m. Carolina Rollergirls v Blue Ridge Rollergirls

Buy your tickets in advance and avoid a line. Tickets go on sale at Dorton Arena at 9 am on Saturday - 6 games for one special low price of a single season game admission. All seats are general admission. A family friendly sporting alternative.

Bout Day Admission
: $15 adults, $10 students, seniors 65+, and military with ID, $5 children (age 6 and under - 2 per adult admitted free).

Advance Admission
: $12 adults, $5 children

Special Rates: $10 per adult ticket available for advance purchase for groups of 15 or more

Click for advance ticket and season ticket info: www.carolinarollergirls.com

Festival Events: Trans Jam BMX Contest Series
Sunday, May 19, 2012 - FREE ADMISSION 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

TransJam 2012

Park Course Classes:
Beginner (Small Ramps)
Novice (Big Boy Ramps)
Women's
Amateur
Veteran
Pro
Flatland Classes:
Beginner
Amateur
Pro

Raleigh Trans Jam BMX Contest (free spectator admission)
Sunday, May 19th
Presented by Bell Helmets, Dirtball Fashion, Monster Energy Drink & Hyper Bikes, the 3rd Stop of the 2013 Trans Jam BMX Contest Series will take place on Sunday at Dorton Arena.

The Series features competition levels from beginner to veteran with Park, Flatland and Street competition,
a $3500 pro purse and a Vintage Bike Display, along with vendors and exhibitors. Be sure to stop by and create
your entry in the Bicycle Art Contest located on the north side of Dorton Arena near the Waterfall.

For more information, visit www.transjambmx.com

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Carnival Rides - Got to be NC Festival

May 17th - 19th - Got to be NC Festival

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 Wristband for $20 from noon to 5pm. The wristband is good Friday only, noon to closing, 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 Wristband for $20. The wristband is good all day Sunday, 10 am until closing, for unlimited rides.


NC Festival Carnival Rides May 2012
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