Press Office Information



During the Fair, the Press Office is located on the second floor of the Kerr Scott Building, just inside Gate 11 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Staff is available to help credentialed media with story ideas and interviews. The State Fair offers members of the media work space and charging stations, along with restrooms and complimentary drinks.



Oct. 10-13

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oct. 14-16

8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Oct. 17-23

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Press office staff may be available outside of set office hours.


Press Office Staff

Brian Long, Director


Andrea Ashby, Assistant Director


Jen Kendrick, Public Information Officer


Heather Overton, Public Information Officer


Sarah Ray, Public Information Officer


Tyson Watson, Marketing and Promotions Assistant


Danette Jernigan, Office Manager


Evie Fordham , Summer Intern



919-733-2145 ext. 4662

Mailing Address:

1001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1001