New Foods


Coming Soon!




New Ticket Packages and Promotions

Kegs Corks Pop




KEGS, CORKS & POP - $17/$12/$5


Online Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 17


OPTION 1 - $17

1 FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket

1 Our State Public House Admission ticket with your choice of two 8oz. N.C. craft beer samples or two 3oz. N.C. wine samples.


OPTION 2 - $12

1 FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket

1 Our State Public House Admission ticket with your choice of one craft soda.


OPTION 3 - $5

Additional craft soda tickets can be purchased for $5 each.



Kegs, Corks & Pop Passes are only available online in advance of the Fair. This package must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.


This offer is limited to one admission to the Our State Public House per person, per day. ID is required to redeem passes that include beer or wine. Access to the Public House building is limited to those 21+.


FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides, the State Fair Flyer or the State Fair SkyGazer. 






State Fair SkyGazer - 155' Ferris Wheel


Advance Sale: August 1-October 17


At the Fair or Online: October 17-October 27



State Fair SkyGazer tickets do NOT include admission to the N.C. State Fair and are not valid for carnival rides. State Fair SkyGazer tickets purchased online may be redeemed at the State SkyGazer.


State Fair SkyGazer Package - $14


Online Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 17


1 FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket

1 State Fair SkyGazer Ticket




New Rides


Coming Soon!


New Grounds Entertainment



Near the Holshouser Building/Antique Farm Machinery Building


Bandaloni is an amazing, jaw dropping 100% live musical one man band show with loads of audience interaction, humor and astounding novelty tricks executed on his custom made guitar and drum rig. A One Man Band? That means bass & rhythm guitar, harmonica, plus a kick drum, 2 high-hats, snare drum, cowbell, tambourine, and singing with live harmonies...all performed at the same time!

Cast in Bronze

Cast in Bronze

Flower & Garden Show


The carillon is played by a silent and masked "Spirit of the Bells" that appears only to breathe life into the instrument for the performace. The carillons of Cast in Bronze consist of 35 bells each with a total weight of four tons each. Cast in Bronze is the only musical act of its kind in the world.


Flippin' Aerial & Acrobatic Spectacular

Gate 10


An invigorating live presentation where mechanical innovation and flipping artistry integrate to bring you one of most peculiar and extraordinary exhibitions of this era! Among the fanatical innovators are acrobats, comedians and aerialists who have time traveled from a past that never existed to share their eclectic innovations to the advanced world. Among the wild innovations you can expect to witness flying mechanisms, contraptions, body mechanics and so much more! 



Giraffe and her Zookeeper

Flower Show/Heritage Circle


Make sure you look up! Munching on foliage in our Flower and Garden Show or lumbering along the pathway near Heritage Circle, make sure you get to see our spectacular Giraffe and her zookeeper.

Boom Run

Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Boom Run

Kiddieland near Gate 11


You've never seen a race like this! Come over and catch our Paul Bunyan Lumberjacks take on the race of a lifetime as they scurry across spinning boom logs floating in 4ft. of water! Who will win...our lumberjacks, or the water?


Parrot Riding Pirate

Kiddieland/South Dorton Arena


Ahoy, mateys! Shiver me timbers! Don't miss our blustery pirate riding his trusty steed...err...parrot near Dorton Arena and through Kiddieland...or, he'll make you walk the plank!

Stilt Circus

Stilt Circus



No two days are the same when you're a member of Stilt Circus! With daily costume changes, these stiltwalkers are sure to wow the crowds with their artistry. Selfie, or you didn't see them!

Street Drum Corps

Street Drum Corps

North Dorton Patio


Street Drum Corps is a world-renowned, high energy, drum and percussion show formed in Los Angeles in 2004 that performs on musical tours, performing art centers, festivals, theme parks, sporting events, fairs, cruise ships, military bases, private parties, schools and colleges. Founding members Bobby Alt, Adam Alt and Frank Zummo had a vision to create something unique and unseen in the percussion world. Today Street drum corps has grown into a global movement.