Competitive Exhibits Homepage
Welcome to the N.C. State Fair's Competitive Exhibits Homepage! Here you will find basic information on entering general and livestock competitions for this year's fair. There are many competitions to choose from for children, youth and adults, so be sure to explore all the possibilities of competing for a blue ribbon!
Attention Handicrafts & Hobbies Exhibitors: This year, handicrafts and hobbies exhibits will be received and displayed in the Commercial Education Building.
If you have questions about the entry process and need assistance, feel free to contact the Entry Department and we will be happy to assist you. Good luck with your entries!
Competitive Exhibits Director
N.C. State Fair
N.C. State Fair Entry Department
1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone:(919)839-4515; Entry Department (General Entry Information)
Livestock Office Phone (after Labor Day): (919)839-4678 or (919)839-4679.
Please be sure to read all the rules and regulations for each department. Most competitions require pre-registration one to two months prior to the Fair, so early registration is recommended. Please note that registration deadlines vary by department. If you have questions about which categories will accommodate your exhibits, please contact the Entry Department for guidance before you register.
Please note that exhibitors who choose not to disclose their full Social Security Number or Federal Tax ID at the time of registration (paper entry forms or online), even if they have submitted an entry in the past, forfeit any and all premium monies they may be entitled to.
Click the links below for a list of frequently asked questions.
** Cavy and Rabbit Exhibitors, please click on the General Competitions Button below.**