Tickets

 

 

Admission Tickets

Ticket Type GATE Price
(Oct. 18-27)
Buy NowONLINE Price**
(Oct. 18-27)
Adult (ages 13-64) $9 $8
Military Adult (ages 13-64) $5 N/A
Child (ages 6-12) $4 $4
Child (ages 5 & under) Free Free
Senior Adult (ages 65+) Free Free

*Online sales are print-at-home tickets. Each ticket purchased online will be assessed a convenience fee (ranges from 5-15%). The ride sheets will be a print-at-home coupon to be redeemed at the Fair for the actual ride sheet.

**The online price will give people a discount for purchasing online during the fair.

 

There are no exchanges or refunds once a ticket has been purchased. If there is a cancellation, the North Carolina State Fair may either offer you an exchange or a refund.  

 

Ride Tickets

Regular Price
(tickets available at Midway ticket booths only)
$1 per ticket

 

How many tickets are needed for each ride?
Kiddie rides are typically two to four tickets each. Larger rides are three to five tickets each and spectacular rides can be as many as six to eight tickets each.

Ride tickets cannot be used for carnival games. You do not need tickets for the games, just cash. Most games take at least $1 to play.

 

There are no exchanges or refunds once a ticket has been purchased. If there is a cancellation, the North Carolina State Fair may either offer you an exchange or a refund.  


Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I exit the gates and re-enter the Fair on the same day?
Yes, as long as you get your hand stamped before exiting the gates, you can re-enter on the same day.

 

I purchased my ride tickets in advance, online. Where do I get the actual tickets?

You will need to redeem the sheet for the actual ride tickets at the large "Ride Ticket Redemption Tent" located directly in front of Dorton Arena, near the waterfall, or at the location in Kiddieland. The ride ticket redemption booths will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Look for the bright green tent.



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