Festival Map ~ Coming soon!

Festival Gate Hours
Friday: Noon – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Building and Exhibit Hours
Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Carnival Hours
Friday: Noon – 10 p.m.*
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.*
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

*May extend for one hour based on attendance

Friday: 9:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9:15 p.m.

Carnival Wrist Bands
Friday: Purchase from Noon to 9 p.m., good all day for unlimited rides
Sunday: Purchase from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., good all day for unlimited rides

Be a Part:
Antique Farm Equipment Registration
Outdoor Vendor Application
Become a Sponsor

Got to Be NC Homegrown Fare presented by Lowes Foods:
Homegrown Fare Application

Official Lodging Partner of the 2017 Got to Be NC Festival

Holiday Inn - Crabtree Valley
Holiday Inn - Crabtree Valley



Whether it's seeing baby chickens and ducks frolic in the AgriPlaza or cheering on your favorite racing pig, there are plenty of animal encounters at the Got to Be NC Festival. Check out the details below:

Agri-Plaza and Kidz Corral


Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Nestled between the Jim Graham and Expo buildings, the Agri-Plaza is your one-stop destination for animals of all sizes. See baby chicks hatch on the spot, learn how to manage your own backyard chicken brood, milk a cow, learn techniques for milking a goat, and check out our menagerie of chickens, cows, rabbits, sheep and alpacas.

Backyard Poultry Production classes will be taught in the Agri-Plaza at 2 and 4 p.m. daily, with veterinarians on site all day to answer your questions!

Pig Races


Friday: 1, 4, 6 and 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m., Noon, 3 and 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m., 1, 3 and 6 p.m.

It's all about the thrill of the race at the Hogway Speedway! Cheer on your favorite swine, and see who will win the coveted cheese doodle. The checkered flag will drop in the tractor area of the midway, near the Martin Building.

Pony Rides

Pony Ride

Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
this is a paid attraction

It's time to take these ponies for a spin! If your children have never known the fun of riding a's their chance. We know they'll love it!