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

Carnival Wristbands
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


5/16/2023 Chocolate and Chip make Got to Be NC Festival debut
5/9/2023 More family friendly activities coming to the Got to Be NC Festival, plus food, rides and a daily tractor parade

Applications open for Got to Be NC Festival's Young Farmer of the Day Program


Got To Be NC Festival seeks antique tractors and vendors



Got to Be NC Festival Blogs

5/24/2023 David Ferrell and his John Deere green tractor takes Agri Supply Best of Show at the Got to Be NC Festival
5/21/2023 A passion instilled at birth leads to young farmer career in agriculture
5/20/2023 Changing Hearts and Lives at Jewels of Health Farm
5/19/2023 Young Farmer takes pride in feeding the community and telling her ag story
5/17/2023 Fairgrounds crew builds new skillet skee-ball game for GTBNC Festival
5/16/2023 The Got to Be NC Festival will be May 19-21 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh and we hope to see you there for plenty of fun, family friendly activities and tractors, of course!
5/15/2023 Rockingham County farm brings all natural farm fresh goat milk soaps and lotions to the Food Lion Local Goodness Marketplace.
5/10/2023 H.B. Thompson Farms Brings NC Popcorn to Got to Be NC Festival For First Time
4/21/2023 Changing the world, one product at a time