General Information




NOTE: All vacancies have been filled. Thank you for your interest in working at the fair.


How can I get a job at the State Fair?

The N.C. Division of Employment Security handles applications for jobs at the N.C. State Fair. The DES generally fills between 200 and 400 jobs each year. Wages range from minimum wage to $12 an hour for jobs requiring specific skills, such as assembling or breaking down the rides. To be considered for a position, please pay attention to the following steps as the process has changed:

  1. Complete an online registration through the Department of Commerce at All information must be complete, including employment history.
  2. Capital Area Workforce Centers will then provide you with application materials.

Click here for more information about the DES.



I would like to be a vendor at the State Fair. Can I get a space?
There is a very low turnover for commercial space at the N.C. State Fair. We do look for unique products and services to add to the quality vendors already at the fair. The deadline for applications was July 1. The Fair is no longer accepting applications for vendors.


How can I be an entertainer at the State Fair?
The entertainment for the 2013 State Fair has been finalized. To be considered for 2014, please send promotional materials in December to:

N.C. State Fair

ATTN: Entertainment Coordinator

1010 Mail Service Center

Raleigh NC 27699-1010