New Foods
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Apple Pie Arepas Bacon

Deep Fried Pumpkin Pie

Original Minneapple Pie

Deep Fried Pumpkin Pie served warm with cinnamon vanilla ice cream


Arepas, Envueltos & Empanadas

Arepa Loca

Arepas (veggie, beef, chicken or pork), Envueltos, Empanadas, Cheese Bread, Sautéed Mushrooms, Carrots & Peppers, Mousse with Raspberry & Passion Fruit, Tropical Juices (passion fruit & wild berries)

Bacon Mac & Cheese

Bubba's Bacon

Bacon Scallops BAD Chix Blue Hawaiian

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe

Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Yellowfin Tuna Bites, Greentail Fried Shrimp, Sweet Potato Fries, Fried Mac N Cheese, Fish Cakes, Jumbo Lump Crab Dip, Fried Vegetable Medley, Honey Siracha Chicken Bites, Fries, Fried Clam Chowder

B.A.D. Chix

Hot Chix Hot Cakes & Chicken
Eggs, bacon, cheese and syrup drizzle layered on top of a crispy chicken strip,
nestled in a hotcake

Blue Hawaiian Funnel Cake

Gobblin' Gourmet

Brown sugar funnel cake, pineapple topping, praline, whipped cream & cherries

Cheerwine Cake Cheerwine 1 Cheese Curd

Cheerwine Cake

Old North State Kitchen

Cheerwine cake with honey infused frosting topped with chocolate shavings

Cheerwine Funnel Cake

Beaver Concessions


Deep Fried Crab Cake
Cheese Curds

Cheese Curd Shack

Wisconsin premium white cheddar cheese curds lightly breaded with cooked snow crab and shrimp

Chick Coconut Smoothe Collard

Wicked WaffleWich Sliders


Chicken BBQ drenched with spicy buffalo sauce sandwiched between two warm, crisp waffle edges and

topped with coleslaw


Fresh Fruit Smoothies

Tropical Delights

Fresh fruit smoothies served in a fresh conconut

Deep Fried Bacon & Cheese Collard Bites

Woody's Grill

Crack n cheese DF Choc Pie Deep Fried Dirty Rice


Hickory Tree Turkey BBQ


Deep Fried Chocolate Pie

Original Minneapple Pie

Deep Fried Chocolate Pie served warm with vanilla ice cream

Deep Fried Dirty Rice

Ragin' Cajun

Dirty rice breaded lightly, deep fried and served with a cajun ranch sauce

Firecracker Shrimp Flamin Pumpkin

Firecracker Shrimp

over Asian Slaw

Captain Neill's Seafood

Fried shrimp in a spicy asian sauce served over asian slaw

Flamin' Hot Cheetos

Roasted Corn

Douglas Farms

Roasted corn on the cob coated in mayonnaise and Flamin' Hot Cheetos

Deep Fried Apple Pie

Original Minneapple Pie

Deep Fried Apple Pie served warm with cinnamon vanilla ice cream and pure apple syrup

Jerk Ribs Key Lime Bites Lamb Burger

Jerk BBQ Ribs

Cool Runnings Jamaican

Baby back ribs prepared with jerk BBQ sauce and spices

Deep Fried Key Lime Pie Bites

Chef's D'Lites

Creamy key lime pie filling battered

then fried to a golden brown then topped with cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar and a drizzle of raspberry sauce

and whipped cream

Mediterranean Lamb Burger

Neomonde Deli

Traditional spice blend lamb burger on a potato bun with grilled onions and harissa yogurt sauce on

a bed of mixed greens

Chicken Poutine Thanksgiving Eggroll

Old North State Chicken

Old North State Kitchen

Roasted chicken breast with a country ham and pimiento cheese cream sauce


Poutine Gourmet

French fries with cheese curds and brown gravy

Thanksgiving Eggroll

Woody's Grill

Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberries deep fried in an eggroll

Turkey BBQ CPS Coconut

Turkey BBQ

Hickory Tree BBQ


Cherry Pecan Streudel

Miss Debbie's Specialty Apples

Coconut Macadamia Nut

Cream Pie

Miss Debbie's Specialty Apples

Cherry LaFarm Pumpkin Milkshake

Chocolate Marshmallow Fluff

Miss Debbie's Specialty Apples

Strawberry and Nutella
Hand Pie with Rye Crust

LaFarm Bakery

Flakey rye chocolate pastry crust filled

with Nutella and fresh strawberries

and finished off with a

creamy chocolate ganache

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

McBride's Concessions

A pumpkin pie milk shake with whipped cream and pie crust crumbles on top.  Comes inside its own pumpkin. Not just pumpkin flavored ice cream either! Vanilla ice cream and pumpkin pie and secret spices!


 New Vendors
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Amish Doughnuts Anne Dumplings Asian Planters
The Amish Baking Company
Anne's Dumplings
Asian Specialty Shop

Charge Festival Quilts iJerky
Charge Raleigh
Festival Quilts

LL Perlican Perfumes
Original Lunker Lure
RDU Supply
Dallas Perfumes

Scott Stewart Triangle YMCA
Scotty's Photo
Stewart Old Time Photo
Triangle YMCA
Darkness of Light

Twist of Fate    
Twist of Fate Spinnery
 New FREE Parking and Free Shuttle at Reedy Creek Rd.

The N.C. State Fair has a NEW parking lot at the corner of Edwards Mill and Reedy Creek! With quick access to I-40 via Wade Avenue, this is the easiest lot to access as you make your way to the Fair!

We will also provide FREE shuttles! You'll be dropped off just across from Gate 8 on Trinity Road, and pick up will occur at the same location. Shuttles will run continuously, and wait time should be no more than 10 minutes. Amenities on site will include a covered waiting area, portable restroom facilities and drink machines.


Signage off Wade Avenue will direct you to the lot, and make sure you look for our mobile can't miss them!


Reedy Creek Parking Hours

Thursday, Oct. 12: 2 p.m.- 1 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 13 - Sunday, Oct. 22: 8 a.m. until one hour after gates close


New Ticket Packages and Promotions

150th Kickoff

Thursday, Oct. 12 - 150th Kickoff

The N.C. State Fair is EXCITED to announce our plans for our 150th Kickoff Day - Thursday, October 12!
1) $1.50 admission!
2) $1.50 portions from participating food vendors!
3) WRAL  Button Bonanza: The first 15,000 fairgoers through the gates will receive a commemorative button!
4) Each hour, State Fair staff will hand out 150 free ride passes and other prizes to fairgoers wearing their button!

Thursday, October 12th is going to be a GIANT way to kickoff a milestone year! The Fair is a great deal any day, but you can't beat this!!

Admission tickets will be available from 3 p.m. (opening) through 9:45 p.m. when our ticket booths close. Tickets MUST be purchased at the gates, and are not available in advance. Tickets MUST be used on Thursday, Oct. 12, and will not be valid any other day of the Fair.


Unlimited Ride Wristbands

$25 online only from August 1 - October 12 at 11:59 p.m.

Each wristband will be good for one day only and will be redeemed at the N.C. State Fair Ride Redemption Tents. Wristbands may be purchased at the advance rate ONLINE ONLY. Once the Fair starts, wristbands will be available both online and at the midway ticket booths.


$35 online once the Fair begins, or purchased at a midway ticket booth.


Each wristband will be good for one day only.


Wristbands do NOT include the State Fair Flyer.






State Fair Flyer

Soar above the midway lights on our BRAND NEW State Fair Flyer. Traverse the carnival from the west end "Orville Terminus" near the Scott Building down to Gate 8 via the "Wilbur Terminus" as you watch the magic of the midway below your feet!



Advance Tickets:: $4 one way, $7 round trip. These tickets are available online only through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, October 12.


During the Fair: $5 one way, $8 round trip. These tickets are available at the State Fair Flyer ticket booth at one of the two terminus points.



Purchase 2 State Fair admission tickets and 2 round trip State Fair Flyer tickets for only $26!




One Way Tickets



Round Trip Tickets



State Fair Flyer Package


New Rides
Air Raid
Fun Time Railroad

Air Raid

8 tickets


5 tickets

Fun Time Railroad

3 tickets

Chop Shop

Dodgems Chop Shop

5 tickets


New Attractions & Exhibits
PH ICon Our State Public House

For the first time, visitors to the N.C. State Fair will be able to purchase flights of beer and wine to sample.


The beverages will be available in the new Our State Public House in Heritage Circle. Sponsored by Our State magazine, the Public House will showcase 40 breweries and 40 wineries from across North Carolina. Daily offerings will include several different styles of craft beer and wine, including award-winning examples of each.


Patrons of the Our State Public House will be able to choose from wine or beer. Each wine or beer tasting flight will contain four different samples. Wine samples will be 1½ ounces each, and each beer sample will be 4 ounces. Tickets cost $10 each and will be sold from noon to 8:30 p.m. There is a limit of one ticket per person. IDs will be checked at the door, and no one under 21 will be admitted.


The new attraction is a partnership with the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild and the N.C. Wine and Grape Council. The guild will use a portion of the proceeds for research and marketing benefiting North Carolina’s craft beer industry. North Carolina is home to 215 craft breweries and 185 wineries.


Our State Public House offerings

Wine flights

Red: Fruity, full-bodied wines.

White: Bright wines ranging from dry to sweet.

Sweet: Juicy, sweet palate-pleasers in red, white and rosé.

Carolina Sampler: A rotating mix of the styles above, plus a few surprises.


Beer flights

Light: Crisp, light-bodied beers.

Dark: Full-bodied, sweeter beers ranging from amber to brown.

Hoppy: Pale ales and IPAs showcasing hop flavor and aroma.

Carolina Sampler: A rotating mix of the styles above, plus a few surprises.

New Grounds Entertainment


ARCY Live!

Breezeway between Graham Bldg. and Expo Center


Known for his paint splashed style of large scale mural art, Ryan ‘ARCY’ Christenson has been defining his skills for over a decade. ARCY will be painting one large scale mural a day this year at the Fair! Stop by and watch him work! 

Bubble Wonders

Bubble Wonders



Bubble Wonders is fun, inspiring, educational, and captivates both young and old. Bubble Wonders is full of amazing bubble tricks including the bubble caterpillar, bubble volcano, the dancing bubble, bubbles inside of bubbles, Kid inside a Bubble and more.


Dream City LotuSapiens

Flower & Garden Show - Roving


No, your eyes are not deceiving you...those are giant lotusapians frolicking around the Flower and Garden Show! Don't worry, they're friendly!


Ostrich Rider

Near Gate 11


Look out! We've got a runaway ostrich near Dorton Arena!

Team Rock

Team Rock: The Ninja Experience

Behind the Scott building, near Gate 10


This team of martial arts experts has been wowing audiences around the world with high-flying, jaw-dropping performances that showcase an extraordinary display of extreme breaking and theatrics.


Chicken Rider

Near Gate 11/Kiddieland


That's the biggest chicken we've ever seen! We promise he doesn't peck!