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:

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


Festival Manager

James Romer

Press Office

Andrea Ashby


Jim Knight


Paul Jones

Social Media

Tyson Watson

Commercial Space Administrator

Concessions, Commercial Space
Letrice Midgett

Heritage Arts Corner/
Fairgrounds Events

Claudine Davis

Tractor Exhibits/

Tractor Parade

Pat Short

Antique Tractor Pull

Brad Gaupier

Garden Tractor & Lawnmower Pull

Eddie Jones - 919-669-4809
or Jim Best - 919-796-2775


Ray Frost

Got to Be NC - Expo Center

Flavors NC

Masonic Carolina Pig Jig

Justin Eldreth

Animal Exhibits

Dr. Karen Beck

Red Cross

Inside Jim Graham Building