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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

August 2020

Date Event
* indicates the event is not open to the public
Building Contact Info
every Sat. & Sun. 

Each weekend, the Commercial and Education Buildings and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen, and booths.

Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside grounds

919-839-4560 or click on our website for complete info:
Email us:


Dixie Gun & Knife Classic
Buy, sell or trade. Modern and collectible firearms, custom made knives, hunting and fishing equipment, ammo, gun accessories, reloading supplies and much, much more....something for the whole family.

Event Hours
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

$9 for adults
Children under 12 are free with paying adult.
Cash only at door
Visit our website for a $1 discount admission coupon.

NOTICE: A limited number of advance tickets were offered online for this show and those are sold out. Ticket admission at the door Cash Only.

Graham Building



Finally Farm Show Series - Summer Special Horse Show
The Summer Special Horse Show is a combined event with Finally Farm Horse Show Series and Johnston County Show Series.

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Hunt Horse Complex

Lesley Jenks 919-280-8087
JOCO: 919-622-4365


Trianglewide Horseman's Association TWHA Show
TWHA open horse show event featuring Hatler, Western, English and Saddle seat classes for all horse breeds.

9 a.m. start time daily
Go to our web site for more details and class list.

Hunt Horse Complex  Kim Moser
5 *NC Pesticides R/T School
Graham Building Hall of Fame Room 919-733-6100
5 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
6 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100

UHC Youth Day Open Horse Show
Youth Benefit Horse Show preented by United Horsemen of the Carolinas.

10 a.m. start time daily

Hunt Horse Complex

Nancy Barbee


House of Raeford Farms Pre-Order Bulk Chicken Sale
1. Visit /…/ncstate-fairgrounds-08-15-20
2. Choose the case quantity you want.
3. Select pick-up time.
4. Pay by checking out via PayPal. (credit or debit card option)
5. Print or screenshot House of Raeford receipt confirmation.
6. Arrive at your pick up location anytime, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
7. Show your receipt to us at the drive-thru. You stay in your car!
8. We load your order.
9. You only lift a hand to wave goodbye.

Order today while supplies last! Once you pay, anyone can pick up for you if they present your receipt.

Available for pre-order:
40 lbs. fresh boneless chicken breasts: $50
40 lbs. fresh party wings: $75
40 lbs. fresh bone-in thighs: $25
40 lbs. fresh jumbo tenders: $57
40 lbs. fresh jumbo drumsticks: $25

Trinity Road Parking Lots Johnathan Devane

Repticon Raleigh Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
Repticon Raleigh is a two-day reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!

Hours Saturday
Block 1: 9 - 11 a.m.
Block 2: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Block 3: 2 - 4 p.m.

Hours Sunday
Block 1: 9 - 11 a.m.
Block 2: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Block 3: 2 - 4 p.m.

Adults - $10,
Children (5-12) - $5
Under 5 - Free
Online Ticket Sales Only

Exposition Center

*NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams

Event Hours
1 p.m.

Martin Building 919-733-6100

NCHJA " C" Indoors Horse Show
Triangle Farms NCHJA "C" Hunter Jumper Horse Show -Friday through Sunday.

Event Hours
8 a.m. start time daily

Hunt Horse Complex

Joan Petty


Body Mind Spirit Expo
Holistic living expo - health, wellness and metaphysical booths - Natural Health * Personal Growth * Psychics
Body Mind Spirit Expo is the largest health and wellness expo in the U.S. Come explore over 150 exhibitor booths at our new expanded location.

Event Hours
Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Weekend Admission covers both days - $12 for adults
Children under age 10 are admitted free
Visit the web site for a $1 discount coupon

Scott Building 541-482-3722
25 *NC Pesticides Board Meeting
Martin Building 919-733-6100
26 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100

Eastern Technical Associates Smoke School
Training to read visible emissions; Program offers a 6 month certification in EPA regulation Method-9 Visible Emissions Training and Certification.

Event Hours
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

Lower Midway


Black August Pull Up

Event Hours
4 p.m. Gates
5 - 9 p.m. Show Hours
Note change in hours due to City of Raleigh curfew.


Midway, enter grounds through Gate 9

Raleigh Fall Bird Fair
Exotic Bird Show - Raleigh Bird Fair - Educational opportunity - shop for pet birds and their needs. Everything needed for a pet bird cave will be available. Vendors offering food, supplies, cages, birds, information, education, fellowship and make contacts with other bird enthusiasts.

Event Hours
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Ages 11 & under and 65 & older admitted free

Holshouser Building
828-443-0434 day
828-439-8477 night

Drive-Thru State Fair Foods

Missing your State Fair treats? Come on out to take home some of your favorites at our Drive-Thru State Fair Foods event!

Event Hours
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.



Trinity Rd. Parking Lots Jeff Beaver

NCDCTA Labor of Love Dressage Horse Show I & II
Recognized dressage equestrian competition - dressage through FEI - vendor fair
Event Hours
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hunt Horse Complex

Lori Kaminski


Old North State Antique Gun & Military Collector Show
Antique guns, U.S. and foreign military arms and memorabilia exhibited, bought, sold, and traded - WWI, WWII, Civil War, and other conflict bought, sold and traded.

Event Hours
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$8 for adults
$1 for children 7 -12
Free for children ages 6 and under

Scott Building Richard Shields

NC Structural Pesticides Exam Review

Martin Building



N.C. State Fair, G. Kent Yelverton, Manager
Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010
Physical Address: 4285 Trinity Rd, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 821-7400; FAX: (919) 733-5079

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