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. Visit the website for complete music performance schedule and fair updates. 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), the N.C. State Fair is proud of the talented people of this great state.