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


Casey's Big Ticket Weekend!

It's never too early to start planning for October!

Cowboy Circus

Danny Grant's Cowboy Circus will be roaming the grounds daily with an interactive show where kids can learn how to crack a real bullwhip, lasso his horse, "Charlie", trick roping, and more!

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.

Go Unmanned Expert UAV Systems

Friday Only: 1, 3 & 5 p.m.

In the grandstand, learn all about drones as Go Unmanned provides demonstrations and classes on aerial unmanned aircraft, commonly known as drones. See recreational and industrial drones in flight, learn about drone licensing, drone uses in various industries, and personal use of drones for hobby applications.

The Soap Bubble Circus

You won't be able to miss The Soap Bubble Circus! Steve Langley and his team will be roaming the grounds, using soap bubbles to deliver a fun and memorable experience for all ages. To find the show, look for the bubbles of all shapes & sizes!