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

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


Food Lion Local Goodness Marketplace

Got to Be NC (GTBNC) members are invited to show, sample, and sell your products in the Got to Be NC / Food Lion Local Goodness Marketplace located inside the 50,000 square foot Agri Supply Exposition Center. This is your chance to join nearly 100 other North Carolina food and beverage companies to promote your products to thousands of consumers! All exhibitors must be part of the Got to Be NC program to be eligible for a Got to Be NC member booth in the marketplace. Click here to confirm your membership.

The application period has closed for 2023. Check back in February 2024 to be a part of next year's event!


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


The application period has closed for 2023. Check back in February 2024 to be a part of next year's event!


Gold Medal Carolina Michael Garner 336-451-4691
Nobles Ice   919-819-3080
Pepsi Steven Tucker 919-819-3080
Southern Exhibition Services orders@SES.cool 800-882-7469
Suburban Propane George 984-789-9807


Partnering with the Got to Be NC Festival provides opportunities to meet your company’s branding and outreach needs. Our unique 3-day event is visited by 75,000 North Carolinians annually. Joining us signals your commitment to community, education and the great agricultural roots of our state.

Contact: Sarah Ray at sarah.ray@ncagr.gov or 919.839.4527

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.


Contact: Pat Short at patshort@bellsouth.net or 336.706-9796