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


Free Family Entertainment

Agri-Plaza and Kidz Corral
Corn Table

Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Nestled between the Jim Graham and Expo buildings, the Agri-Plaza is your one-stop destination for animals of all sizes. See baby chicks hatch on the spot, learn how to manage your own backyard chicken brood, milk a cow, learn techniques for milking a goat, and check out our menagerie of chickens, cows, longhorns, rabbits, sheep and alpacas.

Take a break and color on our Giant Got to Be NC Festival Coloring Wall or play in the corn table.

Backyard Poultry Production classes will be taught in the Agri-Plaza at 2 and 4 p.m. daily, with veterinarians on site all day to answer your questions.

Antique Tractor Pull

Saturday: 2 - 8 p.m.  

Interested in entering the Antique Tractor Pull? Contact Brad Gaupier at 910-990-1239 or visit

Dan Dan the Farmer Man
Dan Dan

Roving the Festival grounds

Everything that Matters in the Kitchen Cooking Show
Everything that Matters in the Kitchen

Exposition Center

Garden Tractor & Lawnmower Pull

Sunday: 2 - 8 p.m. 

Interested in entering the Garden Tractor and Lawnmower Pull? Contact Eddie Jones at 919-669-4809 or Jim Best at 919-796-2775.

Kids' Pedal Tractor Pull 

Saturday: 11 a.m.

Lauren Zapeda with Gringo the Trick Pony


Oscar the Robot

Oscar the Robot will roam the for him!

Pig Patch Birthing Center

Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Head over to the midway near the antique tractors to check out the Pig Patch Birthing Center. We'll be expecting a new litter of piglets each day of the Festival!

Pig Races
Pig Races

Friday: 1, 4, and 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m., 2, 5 and 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m., 1, 3 and 6 p.m.

It's all about the thrill of the race at the Hogway Speedway! Cheer on your favorite swine, and see who will win the coveted cheese doodle. The checkered flag will drop in the tractor area of the midway, near the Martin Building.

Ready, Set, Grow Agri-tainment Show
Ready Set Grow


Sandy Feet Sculpture
Sandy Feet