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Tickets on sale now for 2021 NC State Fair

Posted August 2, 2021 10:30 a.m. EDT
Updated August 2, 2021 11:19 a.m. EDT

— Sunday marked the start of ticket sales for the 2021 version of the N.C. State Fair. After a year lost to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the event is slated to run Oct. 14-24 in Raleigh.

Adult admission is $10 if purchased before the fair opens; $13 if purchased at the gate. Tickets for those ages 6 to 12 and over 65 are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

Tickets are also on sale for ride wristbands, ticket sheets and trips on the State Fair Flyer chair lift.

All can be purchased online.

Over the past decade, the fair has drawn just about 1 million visitors annually over the course of its 10-day run.

Gates open Thursday, Oct. 14 at Noon, then daily 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Its unclear what COVID-19 precautions will be required with the fair's return. Wake County and the City of Raleigh reinstated mask mandates inside public buildings effective Aug. 2 and cases of the virus continue to surge across the state.

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