General Information

 

Deals and Discounts

 

RW

Unlimited Ride Wristbands

Unlimited Ride Wristbands will be available on the following days:

Thursday, Oct. 13 - $28

Friday, Oct. 14 - $35

Monday, Oct. 17 - $35

Tuesday, Oct. 18 - $35

 

Wristbands must be purchased at a ride ticket booth inside the Fairgrounds so that the band can be applied to the wrist of the rider.

 

 


 

SFF

 

One Way Tickets

Tix

 

Round Trip Tickets

Tix 8

State Fair Flyer

Soar above the midway lights on our BRAND NEW State Fair Flyer. Traverse the carnival from the west end "Orville Terminus" near the Scott Building down to Gate 8 via the "Wilbur Terminus" as you watch the magic of the midway below your feet!

 

Pricing: In advance of the Fair: $4 one way, $7 round trip. These tickets are available online only through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, October 13.

 

During the Fair: $5 one way, $8 round trip. These tickets are available at the State Fair Flyer ticket booth at one of the two terminus points.

 


 

DMD

Daily Military Discount

Active-duty service members, reservists, retirees, National Guardsmen and their dependents (ages 13-64) pay only $6 daily at the gate. That’s a 44% discount! Proper identification (outlined below) must be presented at the ticket window to receive this discount. One valid identification is required per discounted ticket.

 

Additionally, veterans are offered the same discount for themselves, plus one discounted ticket for a guest or dependent, for a total of two tickets at the reduced rate. Proper identification (outlined below) must be presented at the ticket window to receive this discount.

 

This offer is not available online or in advance. You must present proper identification at the ticket window to receive this discount. A valid identification must be presented for each discounted ticket.


Identification accepted for discount:

  • Valid Uniformed Services ID

  • Valid Common Access Card (CAC)

  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License with Veteran Designation

  • Valid Veteran's Affairs Health Identification Card
  • Photocopy of valid DD-214 Form

  • Photocopy of valid NGB-22 Form

 


 

FF

Friday, Oct. 14 - Friday Frenzy

Student Discount with School ID or Report Card

Students can take advantage of a $5 admission ticket by presenting their school identification or recent (2015/2016) report card at the ticket booth. That's a 50% savings off the gate price! These tickets are not available online or in advance. One ticket may be purchased per student ID at the reduced price. All applicable local and state sales taxes are included in your purchase price.

 

Don't forget it's an Unlimited Ride Wristband Day!
$35 from 10 a.m. - midnight!

Wristbands must be purchased at a ride ticket booth inside the Fairgrounds so that the band can be applied to the wrist of the rider.

 


 

FLHD

 

FLF

Thursday, Oct. 20 - Food Lion Hunger Relief Day

Fairgoers can bring five cans of Food Lion brand food to the N.C. State Fair on Thursday, Oct. 20, to exchange for one free admission ticket. 

Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the Fair is one of the largest one-day canned-food drives in the state, held each year to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Since 1993, more than 4.4 million pounds of food have been donated by fairgoers.

 

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina will distribute the cans to needy people and hunger-relief agencies in a 34-county area surrounding Raleigh, as well as with Second Harvest Food Banks in other regions, such as Fayetteville, Winston-Salem and Elizabeth City.

Food Bank volunteers and employees of Food Lion and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will exchange cans for Fair tickets at each admission gate.