New Foods




Baketo Pizza Pie
Keto-friendly meat crust 6-inch personal size pizza pies with only 5 carbs! Topped with mozzarella, pepperoni, green olives, avocado & pizza sauce.

Billies Broccoli and Cheese
Billies Baked Potatoes
Baked potato piled high with broccoli and a creamy cheese sauce.

Billies Chili and Cheese
Billies Baked Potatoes
Baked potato overflowing with chili and shredded cheddar cheese.

Cheese Curds

Billies Special
Billies Baked Potatoes
Baked potato topped with shredded cheddar, sour cream, chives and crispy bacon.

Billies Veggie
Billies Baked Potatoes
Baked potato stuffed with a zesty vegetable medley.

Deep Fried Garlic Cheese Curds
The Cheese Curd Shack
Deep fried garlic cheese curds: if you love garlic bread, you’ll LOVE these!

The Chiceknator
Sloppy Mac
Jerk Chicken

The Chickenator
Chef’s D’Lites
Golden fried chicken breast nestled in a cinnamon bun, topped with pepper jack cheese and crispy bacon, drizzled with a zesty honey sauce.

Sloppy Mac Tater Skins
Chester’s Gators and Taters
Loaded sloppy joe mac & cheese potato skins topped with bacon, jalapenos and ranch.

Jerk Chicken Rice Bowl
Cool Runnings Jamaican
Jerk chicken served in a bowl with rice, peas, plantains, mango salsa.

Roasted Pumpkin Spice Corn
Reeses Doughnut
JoCo HoHo

Roasted Pumpkin Spice Corn
Douglas Farms
Roasted corn dipped in butter, rolled in brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice.

Reeses Donut
F&W Concessions
Hand-cut yeast raised donut covered in creamy chocolate frosting, topped with chopped peanuts, chunks of Reeses peanut butter cups and sprinkled with mini reeses pieces. Can be topped with delicious soft serve ice cream and hot fudge!

JoCo HoHo
Fat Boys BBQ
North Carolina jalapeno stuffed with cheese and brisket, wrapped and deep fried, served on a stick!

Chicken Corn Fritters
Rum Runners

Chicken Corn Fritters
Gobblin’ Gourmet
Fabulous fritters! Chicken, corn, seasoning, batter, deep fried and served with green mole sauce or maple syrup dip.

Fried Rum Runners
Gobblin’ Gourmet
Rum Balls (a medley of ingredients including coconut & rum), surrounded by a pastry batter, deep fried and served with rum flavored dip. No alcohol content after frying, only flavor!

Crack-n-Cheese® Stuffed Turkey Leg
Hickory Tree BBQ
Crack-n-Cheese® stuffed into a fall-off-the-bone smoked turkey leg . Crack-n-Cheese® consists of hickory smoked turkey bbq, homemade mac & cheese and our signature sauce topped with turkey cracklins.

Stuffed Cubano Baguette
Red Velvet Enchilada Funnel Cake

Campfire on a Stick
Hot Chix Hotcakes and Chicken
Mini pancakes layered with toasted marshmallows covered in chocolate with a graham cracker topping.

Stuffed Cubano Baguette
La Farm Bakery
North Carolina branded stuffed baguette with pulled pork, mozzarella cheese, bread & butter pickles and a sweet ham with a spinach garlic, cilantro and lime Cubano sauce.

Red Velvet Cheese Enchilada Funnel Cake
Mediterranean Grill
Delicious savory red velvet funnel cake topped with cheese and enchilada sauces.

Greek Gyro Pie
Loaded Lamb Nachos
Pumpkin Spice Hushpuppy

Greek Gyro Pie
Minneapple Pie
This reimagining of the Greek gyro, our pie is packed with feisty feta, tomatoes and onions and fried in our signature flaky crust.

Loaded Lamb Nachos
Shawarma spiced ground lamb simmered with onions on a bed of Neomonde Baking pita chips and topped with fresh pico, feta cheese and harissa yogurt sauce.

Pumpkin Spice Hushpuppy with Pumpkin Spice Glaze
Old North State Kitchen
Hushpuppy with pureed pumpkin and spices served with a drizzle of pumpkin spice sugar glaze.

Deep Fried Olives
CD Cone
Smores CD Cone

Deep Fried Olives
Old Style Foods (Deep Fried Candy Bar Booth)
Stuffed olives on a stick deep fried in a crispy batter.

Cookie Dough Cone
Old Style Food (Deep Fried Cookie Dough Booth)
Homemade gourmet cookie dough served in a cone.

Smores Cookie Dough Cone
Old Style Foods (Deep Fried Cookie Dough Booth)
Homemade gourmet smores cookie dough served in a cone.

CD Milkshake
Party Under The Sea

Cookie Dough Milkshake
Old Style Foods (Deep Fried Cookie Dough Booth)
Homemade gourmet cookie dough combined with ice cream to make a tasty treat!

Party Under the Sea
Party in a Pita
Delicious fried flounder served in a crispy pita bowl with fresh salad, topped with zesty taratour dressing – add fries for extra fun!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Poutine
Poutine Gourmet
Crispy double-fried french fries, fresh cheese curds and a savory brown gravy covered with crispy bacon, chicken and a ranch drizzle!

Candied Apple Hushpuppy
Dole Whip
Korean BBQ Eggroll

Candied Apple Hushpuppy with Cheerwine Sugar Glaze
Ragin Cajun
Hushpuppy with chunky cinnamon apple sauce, cinnamon and Cheerwine with a Cheerwine and powdered sugar glaze.

Pineapple Dole Whip
Tropical Delights
Our Pineapple Dole Whip is a soft serve dairy-free frozen dessert made with exclusively vegan ingredients and is gluten free. This smooth, tropical treat is the original Dole soft serve flavor craved around the world!

Korean BBQ Pork Belly Eggroll
Woody’s Wing Wagon
Hickory smoked crispy pork belly with shredded rainbow veggie blend, topped with Korean BBQ sauce, deep fried in an eggroll wrapper.

Sloppy Pig
Pimento Cheese Crab Balls
The Sloppy Pig
Bubba's Bacon
A sloppy joe like you've never seen before! Texas Toas smothered in our sloppy joe mix and covered in cheese sauce. We've topped this one with our signature bacon crumbles because everything's better with bacon!
Pimento Cheese Crab Balls
Waypoint Oyster Bar
Pimento cheese stuffed crab ball.
Coco Choco Cafe - Provost's Pick
N.C. State Howling Cow Ice Cream
A coffee ice cream wtih chocolate chunks and a swirl of caramel and coconut flakes.

Emu Burrito
Cherry Wobbler
Cherry Brick Road - Dean's Choice
N.C. State Howling Cow Ice Cream
Cherry Brick Road, while loved by many for years, will debut at this year's fair. This dark chocolate ice cream featuring chocolate bricks, Michigan cherries and marshmallow swirls is sure to please.
Deep Fried Emu Burrito
North Carolina ground emu, rice, pepper and onions, black beans and queso stuffed in local fresh tortilla then deep fried to perfection. Your choice of Raleigh's own Mama Salsas for dipping.
The Cherry Wobbler
Our signature homemade waffles rolled in cinnamon sugar topped with choice of fruit filling and a dollop of heavy whipped cream.

Apple Wobbler
Waffle Chicken

The Spiced Apple Wobbler
Our signature homemade waffles rolled in cinnamon sugar topped with choice of fruit filling and a dollop of heavy whipped cream.

Krispy Kreme Wafflewhich
Mike Beaver
Breaded chicken breast patty sandwiched between two Krispy Kreme waffles.

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 New Vendors


Garden Tools


Angela's Seafood, Concessions & Catering

Better Garden Tools

Billies Baked Potatoes

Crime Lab
US Census Bureau
N.C. State Crime Laboratory
Crystalize Home

CDS Critters
Fat Boys
Foozy Socks
Cul De Sac Critters
Fatboys BBQ
Foozy Socks by Ellen

Island Noodles
Island Noodles
Eva Lee for NC
N.C. Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council

Personalize Me
Roed Show
Patina Oceana
Personalize Me
The Roe'd Show

N.C. Department of Administration - U.S. Census
WellCare of NC

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


Dream Wheel SkyGazer


8 tickets

Dream Wheel

5 tickets

State Fair SkyGazer

$6 in advance
$7 at the Fair

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.