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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.


Concerts in Dorton Arena


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


Agricultural Exhibits/General Exhibits


Flower Show/Livestock Show

Exhibitor 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 2018 is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. See the contact information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 10/11/2018 - 10/21/2018
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 10/11/2018 - 10/21/2018
Classification: Consumer
Primary Industry: State & County Fairs
Other Industries: Local Shows & Fairs, State & County Fairs
Estimated Attendance: 1,000,000
Audience: Open to the Public
Venue: N.C. State Fair Grounds
Venue Phone: (919) 821-7400
Venue Type: Indoor - Other
Show Owner:North Carolina State Fair
Show Manager:North Carolina State Fair
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: The North Carolina State Fair Sponsorship program provides opportunities to meet your company's marketing needs with year-round and/or event venues. The NC State Fair is the largest event in the state! Partnering with us signals your commitment to family and community, fun and education, and to the great agricultural roots of this country! We invite you to join us in a partnership.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Exhibits Inside Scott Bldg $9 per sq. ft; Dorton Arena $8 per sq. ft.; Jim Graham Expo $7 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Outdoor Space $150 per ft. - Front Footage   Water: n/a
Outdoor Non Profit Groups & Government Agencies (Outside Space) $130 per sq. ft. - Front Footage   Generator: n/a
Novelty & Jewelry Sales (Inside Space) $11.00 per sq. ft. / Prices subject to change   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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Exhibit Contacts:

Letrice Midgett

Commercial Space Administrator

(919) 821-7400

Denise Walker

Competitive & Special Exhibits Coordinator (interim)

(919) 821-7400

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