General Information

 

Ticket Information

 

 Concert Tickets | Advance Sales |Group Sales | Corporate Sales

 

Admission Prices

Ticket Type
ADVANCE Price*
(Aug. 1 - Oct. 16)
GATE Price
(Oct. 17-26)
ONLINE Price**
(Oct. 17-26)

Adult (ages 13-64)

$7

$9

$8

Military Adult (ages 13-64)

N/A

$5

N/A

Child (ages 6-12)

$3

$4

$4

Child (ages 5 & under)

Free

Free

Free

Senior Adult (ages 65+)

Free

Free

Free

Group Adult (40 or more tickets.)
Advance sales only

$5

N/A

N/A

Group Child (ages 6-12; 40 or more tickets.) Advance sales only

$2

N/A

N/A

*Advance sales will be online from Aug. 1 to Oct. 16. Walk-up sales will be Oct. 2 - 16.

 

**The online price is a discount for purchasing admission tickets online once the fair starts. If you order online prior to the fair starting, you will receive tickets at the advance sales price. Online sales are print-at-home tickets. Each ticket purchased online will be assessed a convenience fee (ranges from 5-15%).

 

Ride Tickets

Advanced Sales Price
(available Aug. 1 - Oct. 16 online* or at walk-up locations Oct. 2-16)

$10 for sheet of 18

Regular Price
(Oct. 17 - 26)

$1 per ticket at the Midway ticket booths
or $18 for a sheet of 18 online*

 

*Online sales are print-at-home tickets. Each sheet 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 coupons. Ride ticket redemption booths will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

 

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.

 

 

Concert Tickets

 

Available online now!

Tix

 

 

Preview Day Unlimited Ride Wristband

There will be a Preview Day Ride Wristband offered on Preview Day, Thursday, Oct. 16. The Preview Day Ride Wristband will be $28 and good for unlimited rides between 3 p.m. and midnight (weather permitting) on Thursday, Oct. 16 only. The wristbands can only be purchased from ticket booths on the Midway on Preview Day, and cannot be purchased in advance.

 

The wristband will not be good any other day of the Fair.

 

Advance Sales Information

Type

Location

Dates & Times

Tickets sold

Payment Method

Online

www.ncstatefair.org

Starts 10 a.m. on Aug. 1 and ends Oct. 16 at midnight

(Tickets will be available online during the fair, but not at the same discounted prices)

Admission*
Ride sheets*
Concert tickets*
Grandstand tickets*

Visa
Mastercard

Online

Wake County Public Schools

Support your local school by purchasing your online admission tickets through the WCPSS Etix page. Select your school from the dropdown menu for that school to benefit. Double-check your school code here.

Admission*

Visa
Mastercard

Retail
Walk-up

N.C. State Fairgrounds
Gate 9 (Trinity Rd)

Saturdays, Sept. 20 & 27

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Oct. 2 - Oct. 16
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission
Ride sheets

Cash
Visa
Mastercard

Retail
Walk-up

Lynn's Hallmark Shop
Eastgate Shopping Center
1800 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC

Oct. 2 - Oct. 16
Tickets will be on sale during normal business hours.
Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Sales will close promptly at 6 p.m. on Oct.16.

Admission
Ride sheets

Cash

Visa

MasterCard

Retail
Walk-up

Lynn's Hallmark Shop
Heritage Crossing Shopping Center
3401 Raleigh Pkwy West
Wilson, NC

Oct. 2 - Oct. 16
Tickets will be on sale during normal business hours.
Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Sales will close promptly at 6 p.m. on Oct.16.

Admission
Ride sheets

Cash

Visa

MasterCard

Retail
Walk-up

N.C. Museum of History
5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC

Oct. 2 - Oct. 16
Weekdays only
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission
Ride sheets

Cash
Visa
MasterCard

Retail
Walk-up

State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture Street
Raleigh, NC

Oct. 2 - Oct. 16
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission
Ride sheets

Cash
Visa
MasterCard

Mall Sales

Triangle Town Center, Raleigh


Holly Hill Mall, Burlington

 

Clayton Corners Shopping Center, Clayton

 

Northgate Mall, Durham

Oct. 2 - Oct. 16
Tickets will be on sale during regular mall hours except for Oct. 16, when sales at all locations will end promptly at 6 p.m.

Admission
Ride sheets

Cash
Visa
MasterCard

*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. Ride ticket redemption booths will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

 

Group Discount Tickets

Gather your PTA group, neighborhood association, church club, or any other group of 40 or more people, and take advantage of the Group Ticket Discount.

Purchase 40 or more adult tickets in advance of the fair at the same time: $5 per ticket
Saves you $4 per ticket off the gate price of $9.

 

New! Purchase 40 or more children's tickets in advance of the fair at the same time: $2 per ticket.
Saves $2 per ticket off the gate price of $4.

Group tickets can be purchased online or at the advance sales locations. The group discount only applies to advance sale tickets purchased Aug. 1 through Oct. 16. The adult and child tickets cannot be combined.

 

Corporate Ticket Sales Program

N.C. State Fair tickets are a great incentive for employees. You can make it easy for them to save time and money by having advance tickets and ride coupons available at your workplace.

Contact Sandra Brannen, corporate sales coordinator, 919-810-2383.