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

Be a Part:

Food Lion Local Goodness Marketplace Application

Antique Farm Equipment Registration

Heritage Arts Corner Application

Become a Sponsor



The safety of our visitors has always been our first priority. For that reason, the 2020 Got to Be NC Festival is canceled.

The festival is a labor of love for the entire N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. We know how much our community enjoys coming out and getting a taste of what North Carolina agriculture is all about. It’s a highlight of the spring for our staff, vendors, sponsors and entertainers as well. We look forward to welcoming you back to the fairgrounds when it is safe for us all to gather.

North Carolina food companies, breweries and
wineries will be sampling and selling some of
the most delightful flavors North Carolina has to
offer in the Food Lion Local Goodness Marketplace.
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