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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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Venue

N.C. State Fair Grounds 1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh , NC 27607
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Type: Indoor - Other

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North Carolina State Fair 2016

N.C. State Fair Grounds
Consumer 1,000,000

EVENT DESCRIPTION

EVENT OVERVIEW:

The North Carolina State Fair is the largest 11-day event in North Carolina, attracting more than 900,000 attendees. The Fair host many diverse musical acts, numerous food vendors, games booths and carnival rides, commercial and agricultural exhibitors. The Fair is managed and produced by the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and is consistently ranked among the top 25 fairs in North America.

Entertainment

Concerts in Dorton Arena

Fireworks

A favorite tradition of the fair for generations of families is to stay at the fair until the fireworks go off. Fireworks are shot at 9:45 p.m. from a location across Trinity Road.

In addition, the fireworks signal the close of buildings and the gate ticket booths.

Folk Festival

Talented dancers and musicians from across North Carolina compete for the coveted Bascom Lamar Lunsford Trophy, which is awarded to the individual or group that best exemplifies North Carolina’s musical heritage. This 10-day competition features performances ranging from old-time bluegrass music to high-energy clogging and traditional square dancing.

Many groups take traditional dances and mix them with contemporary costumes and music to appeal to younger generations. Judging is based on audience appeal, authenticity, appearance, enthusiasm and competency.

Free Entertainment

There's guaranteed to be a bumper crop of fun with more than 20 performers from our lineup of talented grounds entertainment. You can see BMX stunt bikers flying through the air, witness the side-splitting powers of a comedy superhero and even see the super-fast speed of racing swine. They’re just a few of the free entertainment options, which also includes roaming acts and daily concerts on the Kitchen Craft Waterfall Stage, Bluegrass stage and Heritage Village Church Stage.

Shows and Performances | Musical Stages | Roaming Acts

Grandstand Shows

Kiddieland Fun Park

Kiddieland Fun Park, nestled under the trees behind Kiddieland, caters to children with entertaining shows and space to take a break from the Midway.

Rides & Games

Special Event Days

Preview Day | Youth Day | Senior Day |Military Day | Food Lion Hunger Relief Day

Top Five Reasons People Visit the Fair

Annual tradition

Food

Agricultural Exhibits/General Exhibits

Rides/Games

Flower Show/Livestock Show

VENDOR INFORMATION:

Becoming a vendor or entertainer There is a very low turnover for commercial space at the N.C. State Fair. We do look for unique products and services to add to the quality vendors already at the fair.

If the North Carolina State Fair 2016 is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. See the contact information below.

EVENT CONTACTS

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EVENT DETAILS

Primary Industry:
State & County Fairs
Other Industries:
Local Shows & Fairs, State & County Fairs
Audience:
Open to the Public
Notes:
- Total Attendance was 1,009,173 in 2011
- Total Attendance was 1,091,887 in 2010
Show Owner:
North Carolina State Fair
Sponsorship: Yes

Exhibitor Information +

Booth Details:

Booth Size
Booth Cost
Exhibits Inside
Scott Bldg $9 per sq. ft; Dorton Arena $8 per sq. ft.; Jim Graham Expo $7 per sq. ft.
Outdoor Space
$150 per ft. - Front Footage
Outdoor Non Profit Groups & Government Agencies (Outside Space)
$130 per sq. ft. - Front Footage
Novelty & Jewelry Sales (Inside Space)
$11.00 per sq. ft.
Amenities
Electricity:
Yes - Unknown Price
Water:
n/a
Generator:
n/a
Marketing Vehicles Allowed:
Yes
Services
Yes
Show Owner
North Carolina State Fair
Show Manager
North Carolina State Fair

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