What is the minimum height requirement for children's rides?
Minimum height requirements for children’s rides are 36 inches tall. The Kiddieland Midway area consists of about 25 rides, in addition to about 4 games suitable for young children. Most children's rides cost between 2 and 4 tickets. The games do not accept ride tickets, and are cash only.
Can a parent accompany a young child on a ride?
Children under 40" tall can ride for free, when accompanied by a paying adult 16 years of age or older on selected rides. The adult must accept guardian responsibility and use good judgment when choosing which of the available rides to allow a young child to ride. The accompanying adult must pay using tickets or wristbands. This list of rides will be available on the Rides section of the website as soon as possible.
Are there special admission days or discounts for school or youth groups?
The N.C State Fair can be a busy place on the weekends, so youth and school groups are encouraged, but NOT required, to attend the fair on Friday, Oct. 14 for Friday Frenzy and take advantage of the student discount. Groups of 40 or more people qualify for the group discount of $6 per ticket. See the Group Discounts page for more information.
Are there strollers for rent?
Yes, there are strollers and children's wagon vendors set up at Gates 1, 8, 9 and 10. All strollers and wagons are first-come, first-serve.
Mobility Concepts LLC at Gates 1 and 10 is accepting reservations on their website.
Fun-Rider Rentals is at Gates 8 and 9.
See the Disability Assistance page for more information.
Can I bring snacks with me?
Yes, you can bring food and drinks with you. Just be aware that all baggage is subject to being searched at the gate for weapons, glass bottles, alcohol, drugs and other prohibited materials.
Can I bring a diaper bag or backpack with me?
Yes, parents can bring their own diaper and lunch bags, wagons, strollers, umbrellas and other personal items to the fair, just be aware that all baggage is subject to being searched at the gate for weapons, glass bottles, alcohol, drugs and other prohibited materials.
Do you have changing rooms or family restrooms?
Yes, changing tables are available in most restrooms, and family restrooms are available in the Martin and Expo buildings. There are "mothers'" rooms in the Scott, Martin, Expo and Graham buildings.
Do you have an area for nursing mothers?
Yes, there are "mothers' rooms" in the Scott, Martin, Expo and Graham buildings.
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