Promotional Days and Deals

 

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Dizzy Pass - $31

 

Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 11

 

Includes:

1 FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket

1 Unlimited Ride Wristband

 

Dizzy Passes are only available online in advance of the Fair. This package must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

 

Each wristband will be valid for one day only during the 2018 N.C. State Fair. Advance sale wristband vouchers will be redeemed at the N.C. State Fair Ride Redemption Tents.

 

Rider must be present at redemption for wristband to be applied.

 

FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides or the State Fair Flyer. 

 

Unlimited Ride Wristbands do NOT include admission to the N.C. State Fair and are not valid at the State Fair Flyer.

 

Ride Redemption Tents are located near Gate 8, near Dorton Arena and in Kiddieland. Look for the neon green tents with stars on top. Tents will be open on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. and then daily from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.


Casey 4

 

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Casey's Family 4-Pack - $50

 

Online Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 11

 

Includes:

4 FastTrack Gate Admission Tickets

2 Ride Sheets (18 tickets per sheet)

1 Casey Cardinal Plush Doll

 

Casey's Family 4-Packs are only available online in advance of the Fair. This package must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. A voucher will be printed for your Casey Cardinal plush. Bring the voucher to the official State Fair store, "The Nest," to pick up your Casey. Located in the lobby of the Expo Center, "The Nest" is open Thursday, Oct. 11 from 4 - 9:45 p.m. and Friday, October 12-Sunday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.

 

FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides or the State Fair Flyer.

 

Ride Redemption Tents are located near Gate 8, near Dorton Arena and in Kiddieland. Look for the neon green tents with stars on top. Tents will be open on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. and then daily from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.


Kegs and Corks

 

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Kegs and Corks Pass - $15

 

Online Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 11

 

Includes:

1 FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket

1 Our State Public House Admission ticket with your choice of two 8oz. N.C. craft beer samples or two 3oz. N.C. wine samples.

 

Kegs and Corks Passes are only available online in advance of the Fair. This package must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

 

This offer is limited to one admission to the Our State Public House per person, per day. Redemption must be made by a person 21+.

 

FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides or the State Fair Flyer. 


Mini Pass

 

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Mega Fan Mini Pass - $30

 

Online Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 11

 

The Mega Fan Mini Pass allows the bearer FastTrack Gate Admission any 5 days of the Fair. The pass is only valid for one scan per day. Multiple scans per day are not permitted.

 

Mini Passes are only available online in advance of the Fair. They must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

 

FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides or the State Fair Flyer. 


SFF

 

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State Fair Flyer Package - $26

 

Online Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 11

 

Includes:

2 FastTrack State Fair Gate Admission Tickets

2 Round-Trip State Fair Flyer Tickets

 

 

State Fair Flyer tickets are not valid for carnival rides.

 

State Fair Flyer tickets purchased online may be redeemed at the State Fair Flyer. This package is only available online in advance of the Fair. This package must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

 

FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides or the State Fair Flyer. 


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Tools For Schools Program - $$ For Your School

 

Online Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 11

 

We are excited to expand our Tools for Schools program in 2018~ Support Wake or Edgecombe County Public Schools by purchasing tickets in advance of the N.C. State Fair with your school code.

 

For every Adult FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket purchased using a school code, the State Fair will donate $2 to the school. For every Child FastTrack Gate Admission purchased using a school code, the State Fair will donate $1 to the school.

 

To support your school, simply enter your school code under "Membership" at check-out on the Tools for Schools link. This promotion is only available online in advance of the Fair. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

 

FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides or the State Fair Flyer. 

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DMD

Daily Military Discount

 

Active-duty service members, reservists, retirees, National Guardsmen and their dependents (ages 13-64) pay only $6 daily at the gate. That’s a 44% discount! Proper identification (outlined below) must be presented at the ticket window to receive this discount. One valid identification is required per discounted ticket.

 

Additionally, veterans are offered the same discount for themselves, plus one discounted ticket for a guest or dependent, for a total of two tickets at the reduced rate. Proper identification (outlined below) must be presented at the ticket window to receive this discount.

 

This offer is available in advance of the Fair at our retail locations at Gate 9 at the State Fairgrounds, The N.C. Museum of History and the State Farmers' Market. You must present proper identification at the ticket window to receive this discount. A valid identification must be presented for each discounted ticket. This offer is NOT available online or at Food Lion.


Identification accepted for discount:

  • Valid Uniformed Services ID

  • Valid Common Access Card (CAC)

  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License with Veteran Designation

  • Valid Veteran's Affairs Health Identification Card
  • Photocopy of valid DD-214 Form

  • Photocopy of valid NGB-22 Form


FF

Friday, October 12 - $6 Admission

Student Discount with School ID or Report Card

 

Students can take advantage of a $6 admission ticket by presenting their school identification or recent (2017/2018) report card at the ticket booth. Tickets are not available online or in advance. One ticket may be purchased per student ID at the reduced price.

 

All applicable local and state sales taxes are included in your purchase price.


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Monday, October 15

 

One of the best days of the year! We celebrate Day of Hope & Happiness with Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina by hosting families fighting childhood diseases with an all-expenses paid, memory-packed day at the Fair.

 

At the end of the day, we hope we have created a special time in these families’ lives...a time where sickness is forgotten, and families are reconnected.


Senior Day

Tuesday, October 16

 

While seniors age 65 and over get in free every day of the Fair, on

Tuesday, Oct. 16, they can also enjoy a free Bojangles' breakfast and entertainment at the Senior Citizen Fun Festival. The event will take place in Dorton Arena from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Handicap parking is available on a first come, first served basis outside Gate 10. Access the parking lot via Blue Ridge Rd. Overflow parking and overflow handicap parking will be available at Carter Finley Stadium (Gate A). Trams will be available to move fairgoers from the parking lot to Dorton Arena. Buses may drop off passengers at Gate 1, the closest gate to all the activities in Dorton Arena and then move to Carter Finley Stadium for parking.


Mil Day

Wednesday, October 17

 

The N.C. State Fair will pay tribute to members of the U.S. Military for their service to the country on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

 

Join us for the Military Appreciation Parade at 11 a.m. Starting in the carnival midway, the parade will make its way through Kiddieland, past the Scott Building and back through the carnival midway.

 

Be sure to check out all the military displays at the Grandstand. Say hello and show your support to YOUR North Carolina National Guard as they display many types of military equipment. Get up and close to a real Abrams Main Battle Tank, a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, a Heavy Equipment Truck, Mini-C-130 Aircraft and much more, all located at the Grandstand area until 6 p.m.

 

Military Appreciation Day

Waterfall Stage Activity Schedule

Noon - Military Appreciation Day Program

12:30 p.m. - 440th Army Band

2:30 p.m. - Historical Uniform Revue presented by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

4 p.m. - 440th Army Band

6 p.m. - 440th Army Band 


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Thursday, October 18

Bring 5 cans of food and get in free!

 

Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the Fair is one of the largest one-day canned-food drives in the state, held each year to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Since 1993, more than 4.8 million pounds of food have been donated by fairgoers. Food Bank volunteers and employees of Food Lion and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will exchange cans for Fair tickets at each admission gate.