The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s State Fair exhibit is located between the Old Farm Machinery Building and the Children's Barnyard, across from the Village of Yesteryear.


This year's exhibit will feature the Commission’s game land program and prescribed burning. The exhibit will showcase the techniques and benefits of prescribed fire on Commission-owned public game lands. Attendees can learn about the various species that thrive in habitats that have been improved by prescribed fire, including wild turkey and a host of songbirds. Be sure to learn about all the fun outdoor activities that are available on the Commission’s public game lands, including hunting, hiking, nature photography, bird watching, horseback riding and more.

This year’s State Fair wildlife button, a favorite collectible for fair attendees since 1981, will feature the American alligator. American alligators occur naturally in North Carolina, inhabiting bay lakes, rivers, creeks, marshes, swamps and ponds, with local populations distributed in patches along the entire coast. 


As always, visitors of all ages can practice their aim at the pellet gun range and learn about firearms safety from Wildlife Enforcement Officers. Also be sure to stock up for holiday gift-giving at the Wild Store with new baseball cap and tee-shirt designs, along with the 2019 Wildlife Calendar and Wildlife in North Carolina magazine subscriptions.


The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily, except Thursday, Oct. 11, when the exhibit opens at 3 p.m. All activities are free.