Schedule

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

Fireworks
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


 

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The Pig Patch Birthing Center
PP

Midway near the Antique Tractors
Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Head over to the midway near the antique tractors to check out our newest attraction: The Pig Patch Birthing Center. We'll be expecting a new litter of piglets each day of the Festival!

The State Fair Flyer
FF

Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
this is a paid attraction

Come on out and soar over the midway on the State Fair Flyer! Tickets are $5 one way or $8 round trip. Tickets are separate from carnival tickets and are not included with the unlimited ride wristband.

Music in Dorton Arena
DA

Friday: 3 - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 7 p.m.

Come join Outlaw Nation to rock out in Dorton Arena all weekend! We'll also host the Carolina Bluegrass Battle on Saturday starting at 10.15 a.m. For complete schedule, click here!

Sand Sculpture by SandyFeat
SF

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

You don't want to miss artist Ed Moore and his team of sculpturists creating a sand masterpiece throughout the Festival! Come by often to see his creation take shape!

Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Uses in Agriculture
UAV

Grandstand
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.

Kids' Pedal Tractor Pull
PT

Grandstand
Friday: 12:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.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!

Bulldozer Sandbox
BS

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!

Got to Be NC Agricultural Giant Mural
Mural

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

Take a break in the Kidz Corral and let your artistic side free at our Giant Mural!

Homegrown Fare Lowes Foods Loyalty Card Program
LF

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

Cost: $3 for adults, Free for children under 12
Bring your Lowes Foods Loyalty Card, and get 2 FREE admissions to the Homegrown Fare!

North Carolina food companies, breweries and wineries will be sampling and selling some of the most delightful flavors North Carolina has to offer. The Got to Be NC Homegrown Fare presented by Lowes Foods will be held in the Expo Center. All farmers/growers/manufacturers must be part of the Got to Be NC program.