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


Food Lion Local Goodness Marketplace

North Carolina food companies, breweries and wineries will be sampling and selling some of the most delightful flavors North Carolina has to offer. All farmers/growers/manufacturers must be part of the Got to Be NC program.

Application Deadline: April 1.
Contact: Brenna Favara brenna.favara@ncagr.gov


Calling all concessionaires, food trucks and novelty owners: we've got indoor and outdoor space for you. Take a look at our instructions and application below and be part of the hottest festival in the Triangle!

The 2022 application period has now closed.

The Got to Be NC Festival is now accepting vendor payments online by visiting: ncstatefair.org/EPweb. You will need your invoice number and online payment validation code which is located in the upper right hand corner of your invoice. Your application must be approved by the Got to Be NC Festival Commercial Space Administrator prior to any payments made online.

Contact: Letrice Midgett at letrice.midgett@ncagr.gov or 919.839.4502


Partnering with the Got to Be NC Festival provides opportunities to meet your company’s branding and outreach needs. Our unique 3-day event is visited by 75,000 North Carolinians annually. Joining us signals your commitment to community, education and the great agricultural roots of our state.

Contact: Sarah Ray at sarah.ray@ncagr.gov or 919.839.4527

Antique Tractors and Farm Equipment

Join collectors from across North Carolina for one of the largest antique farm equipment displays in the Southeast. We invite you or your club to bring your favorite tractors and pieces of farm equipment. If your tractor is in working condition, you're encouraged to join us for daily tractor parades around the fairgrounds.


To register, contact Pat Short at patshort@bellsouth.net or 336.706-9796