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North Carolina State Fairgrounds

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1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 733-2626
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The North Carolina State Fair is the largest 11-day event in North Carolina, attracting more than 800,000 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.

The NC State Fairgrounds complex consists of 344 acres of land. The developed portion has multi-purpose building space ranging from 2,500 to 100,000 square feet (a total of 398,000 square feet of enclosed space), as well as full service RV overnight access, and numerous unique grounds areas which are available for private and public events. The Fairgrounds is also home of the state's largest indoor flea market, the Raleigh Flea Market which operates every Saturday and Sunday except during the month of October due to the State Fair.

From sporting event to trade shows, wedding receptions to camping facilities, the N.C. State Fairgrounds hosts a wide variety of events, conferences and exhibits every year. Because of the roomy facilities, great location in west Raleigh, excellent on-site parking and award-winning landscape, the Fairgrounds is a popular rental spot. Of the more than 600 public and private events produced year round at a State Fair facility, several have attendance exceeding 20,000 per event. To name a few, the Southern Farm Show, International Auto Expo, Dixie Deer Classic, Kids Exchange Consignment Sale, Greek Festival and La Fiesta del Pueblo.

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Upcoming Events

N.C. State Fair: Field of Dreams
Thu, Oct 23: 9 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Fri, Oct 24: 9 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Sat, Oct 25: 9 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Sun, Oct 26: 9 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.

N.C. State Fair: Flower & Garden Show
Thu, Oct 23: 9 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Fri, Oct 24: 9 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Sat, Oct 25: 9 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Sun, Oct 26: 9 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.

N.C. State Fair: Folk Festival
Thu, Oct 23: 10 a.m., 2 p.m.
Fri, Oct 24: 10 a.m., 2 p.m.
Sat, Oct 25: 10 a.m., 2 p.m.
Sun, Oct 26: 10 a.m., 2 p.m.

N.C. State Fair: Don Rigsby & Midnight Call
Thu, Oct 23: 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m.
Fri, Oct 24: 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m.
Sat, Oct 25: 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m.
Sun, Oct 26: 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m.

N.C. State Fair: Got to Be NC Agriculture Exhibit
Thu, Oct 23: 9 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Fri, Oct 24: 9 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Sat, Oct 25: 9 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Sun, Oct 26: 9 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.

N.C. State Fair: Darrell Harwood
Thu, Oct 23: 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m.
Fri, Oct 24: 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m.
Sat, Oct 25: 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m.
Sun, Oct 26: 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m.

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