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N.C. State Fair in Raleigh

October 13-23, 2016

It's the favorite week of North Carolinians (and our neighbors). It's N.C. State Fair week in Raleigh, and the capital city area is happy to welcome every one of the expected 1,000,000+ visitors to the fair.

Below is some information to get you started; for full details, find the fair's website at

State Fair Tickets


Get tickets!

Admission, including deals and Mini and Mega Passes, plus ride tickets and more.
Click here (or get a family four pack deal here!)


MusicFrom morning 'til night
Music Schedule

See the stellar lineup of free concerts at this year's fair, featuring bands from N.C. Click here
  HotelRest easy

There are some great deals on hotels in Raleigh if you want to turn your fair trip into an overnighter. Click here
ParkingNeed to know

The best option for getting to the fair is to park in a Park and Ride lot and ride the bus. Click here
  Fair FoodThe food
Taste the Unexpected!

The favorite part for many fair-goers—the food. Click here
Open Social Area

Get Social With Us

Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

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