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2018 N.C. State Fair


  • North Carolina State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd. Raleigh, NC 27607 (map)

The N.C. State Fair is a first-class, family-oriented entertainment and educational event occurring each Oct. in Raleigh. Our Fair is the largest event in the state of N.C. and the largest 11-day agriculture event in the nation, annually drawing approximately one million visitors. Opening day, Oct. 11. Visit website for complete music performance schedule and fair updates.

The fair is all about seeking out and showcasing the finest of N.C. Whether that be in a horse show, livestock show, culinary, handicraft or art competition, or with the "Homegrown Music Fest" concert series (11 days, three stages, 117 concerts), we are proud of the talented people of our great state. The State Fair is a way to celebrate everything that is uniquely N.C.

Earlier Event: October 11
Carolina Ballet: Dracula
Later Event: October 12
SAS Championship