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Tobacco Pavilion

Tobacco Pavilion

As part of an aggressive development plan to expand the historical area of the Fairgrounds, this area was reclaimed in 2015 to operate separately or in conjunction with the adjoining developed sites. The Heritage Tobacco Pavilion overlooking a scenic lakeview offers the perfect setting for corporate events and private social gatherings or as an expansion facility for larger events. This venue can be leased separately or in combination with the Public House, Gardens, and Heritage Circle.


  • Located on an aesthetically landscaped .5 acres overlooking a scenic lakeview.
  • Pavilion is an open air, covered area 84' x 60' (5,040 square feet) featuring a large stone fireplace and decorative stamped surface concrete pad.
  • Ideal for weddings, reunions, fundraisers, business gatherings, and group picnics for 100 - 400 people.
  • The area can also be combined with the Pitzer Heritage Circle, the Public House, and/or the Gardens Area to the East, or further expanded to add the nearby Holshouser Building to create an even larger venue to accommodate festivals or other events with large attendance.
    Call for additional information and availability.
  • Base rental rate includes 12 picnic tables as well as lighting and water as available. Free-standing restrooms are located adjacent to Heritage Circle.
  • Other support services such as tables, chairs, etc. are available and prices will be quoted upon request.
  • Rental cost: $1000 per day.

At a glance

Rental rate $1000.00 Base rate. Discounted rate available for access other than on event days.
Contact Claudine Davis
(919) 839-4580



N.C. State Fair, G. Kent Yelverton, Manager
Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010
Physical Address: 4285 Trinity Rd, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 821-7400; FAX: (919) 733-5079

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