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

Indoor/Outdoor Vendor Application

Become a Sponsor


 


Join your friends and family for three great days of down-home celebration North Carolina-style at the
Got to Be NC Festival at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.
Gate Admission and Parking are FREE!

Daily Schedule and Map

 
Download the Festival Daily Schedule Here
 
Download the Festival Map Here
     

Hours

   
     

Festival Gate Hours
Friday: 
Noon -10 p.m.
Saturday:
  9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: 
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Carnival Hours
Friday: 
Noon - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 
10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: 
10 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.

 

There is no general public parking inside the gates on the Fairgrounds during the Festival. All parking is located off Trinity Rd.

 

Driving Directions

 

North Carolina State Fairgrounds
4285 Trinity Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
Map (driving directions)

 

 

FAQs

 

Is everything free at the Got to Be NC Festival?
You can enjoy a full day of family fun without spending a dime at the Got to Be NC Festival. However, some of the events and activities cost money or require a special admission. They are:

  • Carnival Rides and Games
  • Food from Independent Vendors
  • Food Lion Local Goodness Marketplace (local food, wine & beer vendors)
  • State Fair Flyer
  • Annual Masonic Carolina Pig Jig

Where is the Red Cross located?
The Red Cross is located in the Jim Graham Building.

 

What if I become separated from my party?
Please go to the front desk of the Exposition Center to have your party paged.

 

What if I need a wheel chair or stroller?
Wheelchairs, power scooters and strollers can be rented in the handicap parking lot by the Scott Building. For pricing and reservation information, please call 919-612-5132.

 

Can I bring my dog?
Only service dogs are allowed inside the festival grounds.