Returning for 2018, visitors to the N.C. State Fair will be able to purchase flights of beer and wine to sample. The beverages will be available in the Our StatePublic House in Heritage Circle. Sponsored by Our Statemagazine, the Public House will showcase dozens of breweries, wineries, and cideries from across North Carolina. Daily offerings will include several different styles of craft beer, wine, and cider, including award-winning examples of each.

Patrons of the Our StatePublic House will be able to choose from two servings of wine, cider, or beer. Wine servings are 3 ounces each, and each beer or cider sample will be 8 ounces. Tickets cost $10 each and will be sold from noon to 10 p.m. There is a limit of one ticket per person. IDs will be checked at the door, and no one under 21 will be admitted.

This popular attraction is a partnership with the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild and the N.C. Wine and Grape Council. The Guild will use a portion of the proceeds for research and marketing benefiting North Carolina’s craft beer industry. North Carolina is home to 280 craft breweries and 185 wineries.

Our State Public House offerings


Wine & Cider selections:

  • Sweet Red & Rosé wines featuring juicy palate pleasers.
  • Dry Red & Rosé wines for cool fall days.
  • White wines ranging from dry to sweet.
  • Creative ciders made from North Carolina apples.


Beer selections:

  • Light: Crisp, easy-drinking beers including Pilsners and Oktoberfest.
  • Dark: Full-bodied, sweeter beers ranging from amber to brown.
  • Hoppy: Pale ales and IPAs showcasing hop flavor and aroma.


Participating Breweries and Wineries:

1718 Ocracoke Brewing

Highland Brewing Company Victory Brewing Company
217 Brew Works Hugger Mugger Brewing Company Waterman's Brewing Company
Blue Blaze Brewing Little City Brewing Company Adams Vineyards
Brüeprint Brewing Company Lynnwood Brewing Concern Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Bull Durham Beer Co. Mother Earth Brewing Biltmore Estate Wine Company
Cabarrus Brewing Company Oak & Dagger Public House Bold Rock Hard Cider
Carolina Brewing Company Oskar Blues Brewery Country Squire Winery
Check Six Brewing Company Pig Pounder Brewery Cypress Bend Vineyards
Crystal Coast Brewing Company Preyer Brewing Co. GoodRoad CiderWorks
Deep River Brewing Company Southern Pines Brewing Company James Creek Cider House
Durty Bull Brewing Company Southern Tier Brewing Company Red Clay Ciderworks
Fiddlin' Fish Brewing Company Wild Blossom Cider by Sycamore Rock of Ages Winery & Vineyard
Foothills Brewing Company The Mason Jar Lager Company Sanctuary Vineyards
Four Saints Brewing Company Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company Surry Cellars at Surry Community College
Fullsteam Brewery Unknown Brewing Company


Got to Be NC Wine


The Got to Be NC Wine is exhibit located in the Hunt Horse Arena outside Gate 8. The exhibit is open from 2 until 8 p.m. daily. The exhibit will open at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. Wine will be available for sampling and bottle purchase only. Wine by the glass will not be available.


Participating Wineries:

Country Squire Winery

Duplin Winery

Rock of Ages Vineyards and Winery