2023 N.C. State Fair

  • Dates: October 12, 2023 - October 22, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Presenting Organization: North Carolina State Fair (October)
  • Venue: North Carolina State Fairgrounds
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Phone: 919.821.7400


The N.C. State Fair is a first-class, family-oriented entertainment and educational event occurring each October in Raleigh.

The largest annual event held in N.C.--drawing one million people through the gates each fall--the N.C. State Fair is 11 days of high-flying rides, deep-fried foods, blue ribbon competitions, nightly fireworks, educational exhibits and so much more. 

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, we're proud of the talented people of our great state. 

Turkey legs? Check. Beer and wine? Yes and yes. Free concerts from local musicians? Absolutely. Pig races? You bet. You want to milk a cow? You can do that!

The N.C. State Fair is the ultimate "something for everyone" event, and we can't wait to host you in Raleigh for the 155th edition of this wonderful get together.