This year marks the 150th NC State Fair!!! To celebrate, October 12th will be the 150th Kick Off with $1.50 admission, $1.50 portions from participating food vendors, special commemorative buttons for the first 15,000 fairgoers, and more!

What’s the first thing people think of when they think of the State Fair? The Food!

This is your once a year chance to try things as unique and decadent as cheerwine funnel cake, Thanksgiving egg rolls, and deep fried...well, almost anything. On the healthier side, there are fresh fruit smoothies, a mediterranean lamb burger, and roasted corn on the cob available as well. For a list of foods new to the fair this year, click here.

Looking for a little competition? The State Fair has plenty of them including cooking competitions, horse shows, graphic design, and more. The best part is the judging and announcing of the winners. You can find the judging schedule here. Want to get in on the competition yourself?  There are a few competitions that have same day registration, such as the Kids Cookie Decorating Contest, the Kids Sugar Cube Building Contest, and the Team Cake Decorating Contest. Find out how to register here.

New in 2017, Our State Public House will feature 40 breweries and 40 wineries from within North Carolina. Visitors will be able to purchase flights of beer and wine to sample.

Prepared to be entertained!  With lots of free shows, concerts and exhibits, there is something to amuse everyone in the family. Amazing talents such as The Red Trouser Show, an international circus and a special garden show, Dream City LotuSapiens are among the week’s entertainers. Click here for a daily schedule.

Find special discounted days and promotions at this link and enjoy all that the 150th NC State Fair has to offer!