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

Be a Part:

Food Lion Local Goodness Marketplace Application

Antique Farm Equipment Registration

Heritage Arts Corner Application

Become a Sponsor



Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler has announced the 2021 Got to Be NC Festival has been canceled.


“We are making progress in the state getting people vaccinated against this deadly virus, but we still have a ways to go in these efforts before a larger percentage of the population is vaccinated,” Troxler said. “We want people to be able to come out and safely enjoy all the fun activities offered at the Got to Be NC Festival, but it doesn’t make sense at this time to try to hold this annual event."


Our staff is is busy planning for October’s North Carolina State Fair!


North Carolina food companies, breweries and
wineries will be sampling and selling some of
the most delightful flavors North Carolina has to
offer in the Food Lion Local Goodness Marketplace.
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