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2016 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship Application Now Available - March 1 Deadline

Click HERE to download the application
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the N.C. State Fair today announced the application period for the N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship Program. The scholarships are designed for high school seniors and students currently enrolled in an institute of higher education who have participated in the junior livestock or market turkey shows at the N.C. State Fair.


2016 Got to Be NC Festival: May 20-22
OUTDOOR Vendor Space Application: Click HERE for a printable form.
Please note applications for outdoor vendor space are due April 1, 2016,
and MUST include color photos of your booth.

We had 11 days of great weather and a lot of fun at the
2015 N.C. State Fair. Thanks to all who made 2015 a success!

Mark your calendars now, and join us October 13-23, 2016.
After all, "Nothing Could Be Finer" than to be in Carolina at the N.C. State Fair!

Expo Center set for dinner for more than 300.

Let us host your next event!

Why choose the State Fairgrounds?

  • We can accommodate any size show, conference or exhibit.
  • Easy access from all major highways.
  • Our prices are reasonable.
  • RV hook-up access available (except during State Fair).

Read more about hosting events at the fairgrounds>>

N.C. State Fair Highlights

The Raleigh Flea Market is open every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.
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Over 500 events take place at the fairgrounds throughout the year. Check out our Calendar of Events

Let us host your next event.
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Camp near the fun!
Full hook-ups and free wi-fi! RV camping facilities available on a first come, first serve basis.
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N.C. State Fair, Wesley Wyatt, Manager
Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010
Physical Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 821-7400; FAX: (919) 733-5079