Festival Map ~ Coming soon!

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

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

Carnival Wristbands
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

Be a Part:
Antique Farm Equipment Registration

Outdoor Vendor Application

Become a Sponsor

Enter the Bluegrass Competition

Homegrown Marketplace presented by Lowes Foods Vendors

Official Lodging Partner of the
Got to Be NC Festival

Holiday Inn - Crabtree Valley
Holiday Inn - Crabtree Valley


Fairgrounds Events

The N.C. State Fairgrounds hosts countless special events during the year. In addition to the Got to Be NC Festival, the fairgrounds is hosting the following events the weekend of May 18-20: Heritage Crafts Corner, Chatlee Boat Show and Sale, Independent Labrador Specialty Dog Show, Raleigh Flea Market, Wake County 4-H Horse Show, and North Central District 4-H Horse Show.

Heritage Crafts Corner
Heritage Crafts

Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Graham Building

free admission

Visit our Heritage Crafts Corner where crafters from our State Fair Village of Yesteryear will transport you back in time. Demonstrations will include: corn shuck dolls, pocket pillowcases, traditional loom spinning, alpaca fiber spinning, manual wood lathe turning, fiddle making, traditional paper folding, reclaimed wood decor and more!

Chatlee Boat Show


Friday: Noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Scott Building

free admission

Large selection of saltwater, skiffs, ski & deck boards to choose from...a boat for every budget! 

Independent Labrador Specialty Dog Show


Saturday and Sunday
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Holshouser Building

free admission

Raleigh Flea Market


Friday: Noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Raleigh Flea Market at the Historic State Fairgrounds has been a Triangle tradition since 1971. This 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!

Wake County and District 4-H Horse Show

Wake Horse

Saturday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Hunt Horse Complex

free admission

38th annual Wake County 4-H Horse sponsored "Open all Youth Horse Show" and North Central District Horse Show. Hunter, Western, Non-trotting & Dressage classes.