Horticulture Competition


Department "G01"

Superintendent: April Blazich


Limited to residents of North Carolina. All products exhibited in this department must be grown in North Carolina by the person or firm in whose name the exhibit is entered.


Exhibits will be accepted in the Exposition Building on the fairgrounds, October 7-11, 2017.

For hours, consult the Competition Rules. Fairgrounds Map


Click here for information on the Great Pumpkin/Watermelon Weigh-off.


Online Entry Deadline: September 25, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Paper Entry Deadline: Must be postmarked by 5 p.m. or hand delivered by 4 p.m. on September 25, 2017.


Register your entries online by clicking on the blue box to the left.

At the end of your online registration, don't forget to click 'SUBMIT'. If not, your entry/entries will not be received.



Paper entry registration is now open. Click on the orange box to the left to download the entry form.



Entries may be mailed to:

N.C. State Fair Entry Office

1010 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699

Entries may be hand delivered to:

N.C. State Fair Entry Office
1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607


Please note that entries mailed to 1025 Blue Ridge Rd. will NOT be delivered to the fairgrounds. This is NOT a deliverable USPS address.


Exhibits will be released on October 23, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Lot number category descriptions appearing online are abbreviated due to space limitations. Refer to the online premium book for a complete description of all lot number categories in each department before registering online.


Exhibitors who choose not to disclose their full Social Security Number at the time of registration (paper entry forms or online), even if they have submitted an entry in the past, forfeit any and all premium monies they may be entitled to.


For more information, contact the N.C. State Fair Entry Department at (919) 839-4515.