During the Fair, the Press Office is located on the second floor of the Kerr Scott Building, just across from Gate 12 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Staff is available to help credentialed media with story ideas and interviews. The State Fair offers members of the media work space and charging stations, along with restrooms and complimentary beverages and snacks.



Oct. 10-12

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oct. 13-23

8 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Press office staff may be available outside of set office hours.


  Press Office Staff


Andrea Ashby, Director


Heather Overton, Assistant Director


Sarah Ray, N.C. State Fair Public Information Officer


Brandon Herring, NCDA&CS Public Information Officer


Joey Pitchford, NCDA&CS Public Information Officer


Taylor Parrish, NCDA&CS Social Media Specialist



919-733-2145 ext. 4662

Mailing Address:

1001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1001