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Fairgrounds Facilities

Gov. Kerr Scott Building

Scott building

The versatile Kerr Scott Building serves as a popular venue for trade shows, banquets, proms, political rallies and other events.

Building Amenities

  • Completed in 1974, renovated 2005
  • Seating capacity: 2,000 in front of portable stage or 1,500 banquet style
  • Shape: square (see building floor plan main level)
    (see building floor plan second level outlined in green))
  • Square footage: 19,596 first floor, 3,128 second floor
  • Ideal for banquets, trade shows, political rallies, and proms
  • Rental cost: $2,200 per day or 10 percent gross sales after taxes, whichever is greater
  • Energy-conservation rate (ECR) available for access days other than event dates.
  • Support services, such as staging, tables, chairs, electrical hookups, etc., are available for an extra fee.
  • The Kerr Scott Building has six restrooms and catering facilities (cooking is not allowed)

At a glance

Square Feet 19,596 main floor
3,128 second floor
Seats 2,000 conference style
1,500 banquet style
Amenities available Entrance foyer
Office space
Two roll-up doors
Ample restrooms
Concession stand

Rental rate $2,200 per day or 10% or ticket gross, whichever is greater. Discounted rate for access days other than event days.
Contact Claudine Davis
(919) 821-7400
Ext. 4580


Banquet with staging Trade Show setup
Banquet set-up with stage Trade show set-up
Breakfast meeting with stage and screen set-up  

N.C. State Fair, Wesley Wyatt, Manager
Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010
Physical Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 821-7400; FAX: (919) 733-5079