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


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

Carousel Farms Flag Girls

Friday: 5 p.m.
free spectator admission 

Wake County Sheriff's K-9 Unit

Wake County Sherriffs Canine Unit

Friday: 6:30 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.
free spectator admission

Antique Tractor Pull

Tractor Pull

Saturday: 2 - 8 p.m. 
free spectator admission 

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

Garden Tractor & Lawnmower Pull

lawnmover pull

Sunday: 2 - 8 p.m. 
free spectator admission 

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