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



Bulldozer Sandbox 

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

It's time to play in the dirt! Join the guys in the Grandstand and watch them play in the Bulldozer Sandbox throughout the Festival!

Kids' Pedal Tractor Pull 

Friday: 1 & 3:30 p.m. 
Saturday: 11 a.m.

Due to popular demand, we're expanding the Kids' Pedal Tractor Pull! Head down to the Grandstand with the kids to enjoy the fun and win a ribbon!

Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Uses in Agriculture

Friday: 2 p.m.
free spectator admission 
Presented by Go Unmanned! specialists in Drone Technology

As any farmer knows, nothing beats boots on the ground when it comes to accuracy, however some fields are just too large to maintain without a little help from technology. Go Unmanned! will teach an introductory class in how you can use the latest in unmanned aerial vehicle technology to maintain a robust pest and irrigation inspection schedule.

North Carolina FFA Gator Wars
Gator Wars

Friday: 4:30 - 7 p.m. 
free spectator admission 
Presented by Quality Equipment

Students representing six FFA chapters from across North Carolina will try to beat the clock for this diagnostic and repair competition. Sponsored by Quality Equipment, you don't want to miss the action, and sometimes chaos, as teams race to determine the "fixes" for their John Deere Gators. First to start, and pass pit inspection by John Deere Certified Mechanics, takes home the Grand Prize! 

Flag Presentations on Horseback

Friday: 5 & 7:30 p.m.

Wake County Sheriff's K-9 Unit

Friday: 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.

Antique Tractor Pull

Saturday: 2 - 8 p.m.  

Interested in entering the Antique Tractor Pull? Contact Brad Gaupier at 910-990-1239 or visit .

Garden Tractor & Lawnmower Pull

Sunday: 2 - 8 p.m. 

Interested in entering the Garden Tractor and Lawnmower Pull? Contact Eddie Jones at 919-669-4809 or Jim Best at 919-796-2775.