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



Imagine the added fun of camping with the kids after a fun filled day at the Got to Be NC Festival. The fairgrounds has 350 full-service spaces with hook-ups for water, sewer, and electric (20-50 amps) for just $30 a night. Back-in hook-up access for visits of 14 days or less is provided as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.

No advance reservations taken. Reserve spot on day of arrival only. Check in upon arrival by calling (919) 612-6767.

Click Here for more information about Camping at the N.C. State Fairgrounds

DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh Crabtree Valley
4100 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27612
919-782-8600 (hotel)   1-877-834-3613 (reservations)
$99 per night

Located adjacent to Crabtree Valley Mall, this modern hotel is less than a 10-minute drive to the Fairgrounds.

The rooms and suites include complimentary WiFi, a 42-inch HDTV with premium cable, a mini-fridge, coffeemaker and laptop-sized safe. Amenities include an onsite restaurant, Pub 4100, an outdoor pool and a fitness center with 2 saunas, plus a lounge, business center and 7 events rooms.