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North Carolina State Fair


  • NC State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, NC, 27607 United States (map)

The N.C. State Fair is a first-class, family-oriented entertainment and educational event occurring each Oct. in Raleigh. Our Fair is the largest event in the state of N.C. and the largest 11-day agriculture event in the nation, annually drawing one million visitors.

The fair is all about seeking out and showcasing the finest of N.C. Whether that be in a horse show, livestock show, culinary, handicraft or art competition or with the "Homegrown Music Fest" concert series (11 days, three stages, 117 concerts), we are proud of the talented people of our great state. The State Fair is a way to celebrate everything that is uniquely N.C.

Earlier Event: October 16
Moore Square Market
Later Event: October 17
Third Thursday