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



Independent Labrador Specialty Dog Show

Saturday and Sunday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Holshouser Building

free admission


Chatlee Boat Show

Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Scott Building

free admission

The Raleigh Market


Saturday and Sunday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Commercial & Education Building and Grounds
free admission

Vintage, collectible, antique, handcrafted, homegrown, new, used, local, unco​mmon, bizarre--you'll find it here!  For nearly 50 years, the flea market at the State Fairgrounds has offered one of the most unique and entertaining shopping experiences in the state.  

Each weekend, hundreds of indoor and outdoor vendors showcase an incredible range of items, from high-end antiques to power tools and everything in between.  A rotating array of food trucks, fair food, and farm stands ensures you won't leave hungry!  

Better than a mall, better than a thrift shop, better than online shopping -

The Raleigh Market is an event not to be missed! 




Southern States Academy Show

Wake Horse

Hunt Horse Complex

free admission

Showmanship Driving, Reinsmanship Driving, Equitation