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Got to be NC Fest

North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Nc State Fairgrounds, Exposition Center, Grandstand, Graham Building, Grounds. May 18th-20th Hours at events vary. Gate admission is FREE.

Celebrate North Carolina as we "Spring into Summer" during the 11th annual Got to be NC Festival, May 18-20! Come enjoy a mix of food, music, carnival rides and games, antique farm equipment and grandstand entertainment. And best of all, gate admission is free for all ages! Come sample and buy food, beer and wine from dozens of North Carolina companies in the Got to be NC Homegrown Marketplace at the Exposition Center, presented by Lowe"s Foods (admission required - get redeemable coupons at door), enjoy the free Festival Music Stage with Bluegrass Competition on Saturday, and treat your kids to the pony rides, racing pigs and a Kidz Corral Activity Zone. Don"t miss the fun at Heritage Plaza and in the new Heritage Arts Corner inside of Graham. How about a daily tractor parade of the antique tractors on hand? Loads of fun with more details to come! And remember, gate admission is FREE!!!

Festival Gate Hours
Friday: Noon – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Building and Exhibit Hours
Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Carnival Hours
Friday: Noon – 10 p.m.*
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.*
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

*May extend for one hour based on attendance

Friday: 9:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9:15 p.m.

Carnival Wristbands
Friday: Purchase from Noon to 9 p.m.,
Good all day for unlimited rides
Sunday: Purchase from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
Good all day for unlimited rides

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