October 2015

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North Carolina State Fair Opens!

North Carolina State Fair 2015

Whether you are into fried food, music, rides, or games, you’ll find it all at the North Carolina State Fair. Gates open at 3pm on Thursday, October 15th and the fair runs until Sunday, October 25th!

Advance Tickets are on sale now!


The North Carolina State Fair is the largest 11 day event in North Carolina, attracting more than 800,000 attendees. The Fair hosts many diverse musical acts, numerous food vendors, game booths and carnival rides, commercial and agricultural exhibitors. The Fair is managed and produced by the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and is consistently ranked among the top 25 fairs in North America.

This year’s theme is “Bumper Crop of Fun”. A bumper crop is a slang term to describe an exceptional harvest. The Midway provider is Powers Great American Midways. Beyond the bright lights of the Midway, the N.C. State Fair focuses on celebrating our state’s agricultural heritage.

Check Out What’s New This Year!

In 1853, the State Agricultural Society held the first State Fair; it was four days long and the largest attendance day had 4,000 fair-goers. Today, the State Fair has become a traditional fall-time event that aims to educate all North Carolinian’s about the importance of agriculture to our heritage and our economy. The Fair offers the agricultural community a chance to showcase its crops, livestock and new technology.

Download the 2015 NC State Fair Coloring Book here!

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