Open to all residents of the United States.

Entry Registration deadline is September 15. Pre-registration is required.


Participation is on a first come - first served basis. For the best dates, submit your entry form in early.

For complete entry information, click the Competition Rules button below.

Folk Festival entries need to be entered on mailed in paper forms so we can develop the schedule.



Entries may be mailed to:

NC State Fair Entry Office

1010 Mail Service Center

Raleigh NC 27699-1010

Entries may be hand delivered to:

NC State Fair Entry Office 
4285 Trinity Road
Raleigh NC 27607

Please note that entries mailed to 4285 Trinity Road will NOT be delivered to the fairgrounds. This is NOT a deliverable USPS address.



Online category descriptions may not match the Premium Book due to space limitations. Refer to the premium book (Competition Rules button above) for a complete description of all categories 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 NC State Fair Entry Department at (919) 839-4513.