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North Carolina State Fair Division

NC State Fair


It's time to apply for consideration of space at the 2024 N.C. State Fair, October 17-27! Turnover is low, so we are looking for the most unique items to add for our fairgoers!


DEADLINE: July 1, 2024


Approved 2024 vendors can pay online (Visa, MC, AmEx) by visiting  and using the invoice number and online payment validation code in your contract packet.


Application Instructions
2024 N.C. State Fair Vendor Application
2024 N.C. State Fair Supplier Application






2024 N.C. State Fair Livestock Show Information

Performance Market Steer

Download 2024 Steer Nomination Info Here - Deadlines Approaching!

Download the ShoWorks Nomination User Guide for step-by-step nomination/entry instructions.

Overall ranking is determined using live animal evaluation score, carcass ranking, online record book ranking, as well as an adjustment factor for the Average Daily gain performance. Each of these areas are scored independently of one another, therefore each area weighs in on overall final score. Steers that enter the Performance contest MUST complete ALL of the criteria.

  • At the time of nomination, verified beginning weight MUST be submitted by a copy of official show program listing show weight from Spring Fling, Clover Classic or Showdown in the foothills before May 14th to
  • If not showing at any of those shows, can submit a weight by having local county extension agent, show superintendent—Walter Earle or NCDA representative assist in weighing the calf and whoever assists MUST then email the verified weight to before May 14th.



Reserve Campground


Reservations are available 180-days out for the campground at 801 Youth Center Drive. If you are camping on the main grounds inside the perimeter fencing near our buildings, we do not currently take reservations for those spaces. They are in the mapping phase, and are currently first-come first-served. You may contact Public Safety at 919-612-6767 for payment upon arrival.


DO NOT pull into a campsite prior to having a reservation secured.


PLEASE NOTE: Cash is no longer accepted for your camping stay. Payment must be made by credit card for the safety of our team.


For more information about camping at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, click here.

To reserve your camping spot click here.




With over 500 events year-round, we've got just what you're looking for!

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Pig show


Future N.C. State Fair Dates

October 17-27, 2024

October 16-26, 2025

October 15-25, 2026



NCDA&CS N.C. State Fair Division, G. Kent Yelverton, P.E. - State Fair Director
Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010
Physical Address: 4285 Trinity Road, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 821-7400





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