Got To Be NC Festival

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When: May 18 - May 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Location: North Carolina State Fairgrounds
1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607(map)

We'll be at the Go To Be NC Festival outside in front of Dorton Arena (next to the waterfall) on Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20. 


Our experts will be on hand answering all of your questions and will have a large John Deere equipment display featuring:

Show Hours:

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

Carnival Hours
Friday:  Noon - 10 p.m.
Saturday:  10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday:  10 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.

There will be a free shuttle from Carter-Finley Stadium to Gate 9 during the peak hours of 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday and Noon - 7 p.m. on Sunday. 


You can enjoy a full day of family fun without spending a dime at the Got To Be NC Festival. The following events and activities cost money or require a special admission:

  • Carnival Rides and Games
  • Food from Independent Vendors
  • Got to Be NC Homegrown Fare presented by Lowes Foods- $3 adult admission
  • Pony Rides
  • Masonic Carolina Pig Jig - $15 adults, $5 ages 7-11, Free under 7