Schedule

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

Fireworks
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:

Heritage Arts Corner Application

Antique Farm Equipment Registration

Become a Sponsor

Food Lion Local Goodness Marketplace Vendors

Official Lodging Partner of the
Got to Be NC Festival

Holiday Inn - Crabtree Valley

DoubleTree by Hilton
Raleigh Crabtree Valley


 

Agri-Plaza
Agri-Plaza

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

Nestled between the Jim Graham Building and Dorton Arena, 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, alpacas and more.

Ask the Cluckspert! Q&A Sessions will be held Saturday & Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Agri-Plaza. Veterinarians will be on site all day to answer your questions.

Southland Dairy Milking Demonstrations will be held in the Agri-Plaza daily.

Friday: noon, 3 and 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m., noon, 3 and 6 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m., noon, 3 and 6 p.m.

Feeder Pigs

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

Located right beside the Pig Patch Birthing Center, you'll find our fiesty feeder pigs. Currently weighing in around 30 pounds, their antics are sure to make you smile. Members from the North Carolina Pork Council will be on hand to answer your questions about pork production in North Carolina.

Lauryn Zepeda with Gringo the Trick Pony

Friday: 2, 4:30, and 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m., 2:30, and 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m., 2:30, and 5:30 p.m.

You'll find Lauryn Zepeda and Gringo the trick pony, showing off their skills & clicker training down on the midway near Gate 9.

Pig Patch Birthing Center

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

Head over to the midway near the antique tractors to check out our newest attraction: 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: 1, 4 and 7 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.

Pony Rides

sponsored by DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh Crabtree Valley

PR

Friday: Noon - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
this is a paid attraction

It's time to take these ponies for a spin! If your children have never known the fun of riding a pony...here's their chance. We know they'll love it!