Gather your PTA group, neighborhood association, church club, or any other group of 40 or more people, and take advantage of the Group Ticket Discount. 

Purchase 40 or more adult tickets in advance of the fair at the same time: $8 per ticket 
Saves $5 per ticket off the gate price of $13.


Purchase 40 or more children's tickets in advance of the fair at the same time: $4 per ticket. 
Saves $3 per ticket off the gate price of $7.

Group tickets can be purchased online or at the State Fairgrounds, State Farmers Market or N.C. Museum of History ONLY. Group tickets are NOT available at Circle K.
The group discount only applies to advance sale tickets purchased Aug. 1 through Oct. 13. Adult and child tickets cannot be combined.


No fall in North Carolina is complete without a trip to the N.C. State Fair! The fair offers an experience unique to North Carolina for all who attend, and is an unparalleled value with free entertainment, thrilling rides and games, thousands of animals, endless family activities, competitions, vendors and creative deep-fried delights.

New in 2021, our Hosipitality Tent is the perfect space for your employee appreciation event, family reunion, birthday party, wedding party or any other gathering you can dream up! A private space to host your get-together and then go out and enjoy all the Fair has to offer, the Hospitality Tent is conveniently located just inside Gate 6 off Youth Center Drive. Custom admission and carnival ticket packages are available. Click here for all the details!


If you need to purchase group tickets via check, contact Jan Hallisey prior to September 23.