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


Food Lion Local Goodness Marketplace

North Carolina food companies, breweries and wineries will be sampling and selling some of the most delightful flavors North Carolina has to offer. All farmers/growers/manufacturers must be part of the Got to Be NC program.

Download the application package here!

Outdoor Vendors/Concessionaires

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

Application Deadline April 1.

The Got to Be NC Festival is now accepting outdoor vendor payments online by visiting: You will need your invoice number and online payment validation code which is located in the upper right hand corner of your invoice. Your application must be approved by the Got to Be NC Festival Commercial Space Administrator prior to any payments made online.

Contact: Letrice Midgett at or (919) 839-4502

Indoor Vendors - Graham Building

Space has opened up inside the Graham Building for straight sales and exhibit vendors.

Application Deadline April 1.

Contact: Letrice Midgett at or (919) 839-4502

Heritage Arts Corner

Calling all Heritage Arts vendors, exhibitors and demonstration experts! The Heritage Arts Corner will be open in the Graham Building during the Festival, and we're now accepting applications for space!

Download the application here!


The Got to Be NC Festival Sponsorship Program provides opportunities to meet your company’s marketing needs. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services hosts this unique 3-day event visited by 75,000 people in 2017. Partnering with us signals your commitment to community, education and the great agricultural roots of our state.

Contact: Jim Knight at

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.To register your equipment, just complete the online registration form by clicking here!