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



Homegrown Marketplace presented by Lowes Foods

North Carolina food companies, breweries and wineries will be sampling and selling some of the most delightful flavors North Carolina has to offer. All farmers/growers/manufacturers must be part of the Got to Be NC program.

Download Expo Center Vendor Rules here
Download Expo Center Vendor Application here

Outdoor Vendors/Concessionaires

Calling all concessionaires, food trucks and novelty owners! We've got outdoor space for you! Take a look at our instructions and application below and come be part of the hottest festival in the Triangle!

Download Outdoor Vendor Application Instructions here
Download Outdoor Vendor Application here

The Got to Be NC Festival is now accepting outdoor vendor payments online by visiting: You will need your invoice number and online payment validation code which is located in the upper right hand corner of your invoice.

Contact: Letrice Midgett at or (919) 839-4502


The Got to Be NC Festival Sponsorship Program provides opportunities to meet your company’s marketing needs. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services hosts this unique 3-day event visited by 75,000 people in 2017. Partnering with us signals your commitment to community, education and the great agricultural roots of our state.

Contact: Jim Knight at

Antique Tractors and Farm Equipment

Join collectors from across North Carolina for one of the largest antique farm equipment displays in the Southeast. We invite you or your club to bring your favorite tractors and pieces of farm equipment. If your tractor is in working condition, you're encouraged to join us for daily tractor parades around the fairgrounds.To register your equipment, just complete the online registration form by clicking here!