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.


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Our State Public House Architectural Rendering


N.C. Wines at Hunt Horse Complex


North Carolina wines will also be available for sampling at the Hunt Horse Complex. The exhibit is open from 2 until 8 p.m. daily. The exhibit will open at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12.

Wines are available for sampling and bottle purchase only. Wine by the glass will not be available. Wine that is purchased cannot be taken into the main fairgrounds gates. Wine will need to be taken directly off the premises or picked up later. Fairgoers can hold purchases at the Hunt Arena until 8 p.m., or plan to pick it up at Gate 1 on the hour between 3 and 8 p.m. Fairgoers will be given a phone number in case they need to change the pickup time or location.

Wine that is not picked up at the scheduled time will be taken back to Hunt Horse Arena and will stay there unless you call and reschedule a drop off time.