Special Event Days
Thursday, Oct. 11
The Fairgrounds will open 3 p.m. to midnight on this half-day at the Fair. Discounted admission and unlimited ride wristbands are two features of this day.
Find out more on the Preview Day page
Youth and school groups are encouraged to attend the fair on Monday, Oct. 15. Special admission packages are available for groups of 40 or more, if purchased before Oct. 11.
See more information on the Youth Day page
Tuesday, Oct. 16
9-11 a.m., Dorton Arena
Senior adults aged 65 and older are feted with a free breakfast and entertainment at the Senior Citizen Fun Festival in Dorton Arena from 9 to 11 a.m.
See more information on the Senior Citizens Day page
Wednesday, Oct. 17
The 2012 N.C. State Fair will pay tribute to members of the U.S. Military for their service to the country. The USO, Veteran Service Administration and branches of the military will be on site.
See more information on the Military Appreciation Day page
Thursday, Oct. 18
Fairgoers can bring four cans of food to the N.C. State Fair on
Thursday, Oct. 18, to exchange for one free admission ticket.
See more information on the Food Lion Hunger Relief Day page