Skip Navigation


N.C. State Fair Division

COVID-19 Facility Update

Following the Executive Order from Governor Cooper and the recommendations of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the North Carolina State Fairgrounds will not be hosting events at this time, to reduce the risk of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19.

The safety of our guests is always our highest priority here at the Fairgrounds, and we believe following these recommendations is in the best interest of our community. We will continue to closely monitor the course of COVID-19, and will resume normal operations as soon as possible. We will announce any new updates on our website and through social media.


Fair Fun

As we alter our lives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we'll be releasing at least one category from our competitions or a fun activity per week to get a jumpstart on fall!

Check it out!




State Fair Competitions Early Release!

Did you know we have released a few of our competitions early to combat the boredom of social distancing? You can download the rules and categories on our Fair Fun at Home page!

Here are the early releases so far:
Coloring Competition
Handicrafts & Hobbies Competition


The safety of our visitors has always been our first priority. For that reason, the 2020 Got to Be NC Festival is canceled.
The festival is a labor of love for the entire N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. We know how much our community enjoys coming out and getting a taste of what North Carolina agriculture is all about. It’s a highlight of the spring for our staff, vendors, sponsors and entertainers as well. We look forward to welcoming you back to the fairgrounds when it is safe for us all to gather.


Pig Show


January 2020 Livestock Newsletter

April 2020 Livestock Newsletter


Aerial Fair 2019

2020 N.C. State Fair Vendor/Supplier Applications
The State Fair is now accepting vendor and supplier applications for consideration for the 2020 N.C. State Fair. Deadline: July 1, 2020

To stop the spread of COVID-19, many of our administrative staff are teleworking.

Please send all applications for consideration of vendor space vial email to

Instructions for Application
Vendor Application
Supplier Application

Approved 2020 vendors can pay online (Visa, MC, AmEx) by visiting and using the invoice number and online payment validation code in your contract packet.

Future N.C. State Fair Dates
October 15-25, 2020
October 14-24, 2021
October 13-23, 2022
October 12-22, 2023
October 17-27, 2024



With over 500 events year-round, we've got just what you're looking for!
Click through for our events calendar

sfollow us on social media facebook Twitter YouTube instagram Flickr Google + Deep Fried at the N.C. State Fair blog
Blue Ribbon Memories

N.C. State Fair, G. Kent Yelverton, 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


How can we make this page better for you?
Contact the NCDA&CS

Found a bug? Have a suggestion? Fill out the form below and we'll take a look!

Your Name:
Your E-mail:
Question or Comments:

Back to top

Get Email Alerts

Stay up to date with NCDA&CS. Sign up to receive the latest news and upcoming events via email.