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


Festival Camping


Imagine the added fun of camping with the kids after a fun filled day at the Got to Be NC Festival. The fairgrounds has 350 full-service spaces with hook-ups for water, sewer, and electric (20-50 amps) for just $30 a night. Back-in hook-up access for visits of 14 days or less is provided as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.

No advance reservations taken. Reserve spot on day of arrival only. Check in upon arrival by calling (919) 612-6767.

Click Here for more information about Camping at the N.C. State Fairgrounds

Preferred Lodging

HI Holiday Inn Raleigh - Crabtree Valley Mall
4100 Glenwood Avenue   Raleigh, NC 27612
919-782-7213 (hotel)   1-877-834-3613 (reservations)
$99 per night

Located adjacent to Crabtree Valley Mall, this modern hotel is less than a 10-minute drive to the Fairgrounds.

The rooms and suites include coffeemakers, desks and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels. There's free WiFi in all units, and kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Amenities include a steakhouse (where kids 12 and under eat free), an outdoor pool and a fitness center with 2 saunas, plus a lounge, business center and 7 events rooms.