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Exposition Center

Expo Center

The Exposition Center was built at the site of the Old Red Cross Lounge. The breezeway connects the building to the Jim Graham Building.The atrium lobby opens into an open, clear span exhibit area and is ideal for banquets, trade shows, political gatherings, large proms and other events.

Building Amenities

  • Opened in October 2005
  • Shape: rectangle (see building floor plan template shows option for 220 booth spaces - lobby can be used for additional build-out))
  • Square footage: 50,000 (about twice the size of the Kerr Scott Building)
  • Includes spacious lobby, offices, exhibit hall, a loading dock and drive-through access.
  • Ideal for banquets, trade shows, political rallies, and proms
  • Rental cost: $3,300 per day or 10 percent of ticket gross after tax, 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.

At a glance

Square Feet 50,000
Amenities available Ample restroom facilities
Concession stand services
Support services
Rental rate $3,300 per day or 10% or ticket gross, whichever is greater. Discounted rates for access days other than event days.
Contact Claudine Davis
(919) 821-7400
Ext. 4580


Breezeway Entrance to Expo Center Trade show 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