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North Carolina State Fairgrounds

  • 1025 Blue Ridge Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27607

Eight facilities plus two facilities/grounds which house the state’s largest indoor/outdoor flea market. The grounds also offer 350 full-service RV access sites, and amenities include free parking in addition to convenient access from I-40, I-440 and I-540. Events are staged at the fairgrounds year-round; call or visit website. Private catering service is available.


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  • Near Interstate:
North Carolina State Fairgrounds Meeting Facility
  • Total Sqft.: 400,000
  • Largest Room: 95,000
  • Theatre Capacity: 16,333
  • Banquet Capacity: 2,550
  • Any Outside Catering Allowed:
  • Indoor:
  • Band Allowed:
  • Outdoor:
  • Parking Onsite:
  • Rental Equipment Available:
  • Wireless in Meeting Space:

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception Media
Holshouser Building X       13600.00     1500         900         No  
Hunt Horse Complex X       81000.00     4748                 No  
Kerr Scott Building X       21000.00     2000         1500         No  
Heritage Circle, Sam Rand Grandstand and surrounding grounds X           4000                 No  
Dorton Arena X       25000.00     7610                 No  
Jim Graham Building X       95000.00                     No  
L.R. Harrill Center & Dorms X                           No  
Gov. James G. Martin Building 39 X 59       9496.00             150         No  
Exposition Center X       40000.00     5333                 No  

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

  • September 09, 2017
  • Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

The 15th annual American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Day (RDO) will be held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Dogs and their owners a... View Details

2017 N.C. State Fair

  • October 12, 2017 - October 22, 2017
  • Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

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 even... View Details

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499