NEW for 2019, we're adding craft soda to the Public House menu! Visitors to the N.C. State Fair will be able to purchase flights of beer and wine samples or a refreshing craft soda from the Our State Public House in Hertiage Circle. Sponsored by Our State magazine, the Public House will showscase dozens of breweries, wineries, cideries, and craft soda makers from across North Carolina. Daily offerings will include several different styles of craft beer, wine, cider, and soda, including award-winning examples of each.


Patrons of the Our State Public House will be able to choose from two servings of wine, cider or beer. Wine servings are 3 ounces each, and beer or cider servings are 8 ounces each. Ticket may be purchased in advance, or during the fair at the entrance of the Public House. Beer and wine tickets will be $10 each, tickets for craft soda cost $5 each. There is a limit of one beer/wine ticket per person.


This popular attraction is a partnership with the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild and the N.C. Wine and Grape Council. The Guild will use a portion of the proceeds for research and marketing benefiting North Carolina’s craft beer industry. North Carolina is home to 280 craft breweries and 185 wineries.


Our State Public House Hours
October 17 Noon - 9 p.m.  
October 18 & 19 Noon - 10 p.m.  
October 20-24 Noon - 9 p.m.  
October 25 & 26 Noon - 10 p.m.  
October 27 Noon - 9 p.m.  
IDs will be checked at the door. Patrons under 21 may enter the picnic area around the Public House, but may not enter the buildings where alcohol is served. Redempton of craft soda ticket must be made in the building, by someone 21+.


Our State Public House offerings


Wine & Cider selections:

  • Sweet Red & Rosé wines featuring juicy palate pleasers.
  • Dry Red & Rosé wines for cool fall days.
  • White wines ranging from dry to sweet.
  • Creative ciders made from North Carolina apples.


Beer selections:

  • Light: Crisp, easy-drinking beers including Pilsners and Oktoberfest.
  • Dark: Full-bodied, sweeter beers ranging from amber to brown.
  • Hoppy: Pale ales and IPAs showcasing hop flavor and aroma.


Participating Breweries and Wineries: