Enjoy a Bumper Crop of Fun at the N.C. State Fair

State Fair

Mark your calendars for one of North Carolina’s most anticipated annual events: the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh Oct. 17-27. The 11-day fair features carnival-style rides and games, agricultural and heritage exhibits, a Kiddieland fun park, livestock competitions, magic and comedy shows, musical performances and much more. American Idol winner and Garner native Scotty McCreery returns for live performances in Dorton Arena Oct. 21-22.

Approximately 1 million people attend the N.C. State Fair each year, making it the state’s largest annual event. Check the fair’s website at ncstatefair.org for daily hours. Advance tickets through Oct. 17 are $7 for ages 13-64 and $3 for ages 6-12. Gate tickets are $9 for ages 13-64 and $4 for ages 6-12. Ages 5 and younger and 65 and older are admitted free.


For fall festivals in the Triangle and N.C. Mountains, browse our Fall Fun Guide. Look there for pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Halloween fun, too.

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