Wildlife Resources


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s State Fair exhibit is located between the Old Farm Machinery Building and the Children's Barnyard, across from the Village of Yesteryear.


This year’s exhibit will showcase Human Wildlife Interactions and advise fairgoers on co-existing with wildlife. Exhibit highlights include what’s in your backyard, how to co-exist with bears, how to prevent unintended wildlife encounters and more. Biologists and enforcement officers will be on-site to answer questions.


New to the exhibit this year is a kid’s corner offering various interactive fishing activities and an area where attendees can have their picture taken on the cover of the Wildlife in North Carolina magazine. As always, visitors of all ages can practice their aim at the pellet gun range and learn about firearms safety and the Commission’s shooting ranges.


This year’s State Fair wildlife button, a favorite collectible for fair attendees since 1981, will feature the walleye. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily, except Thursday, Oct. 14, when the exhibit opens at 12 p.m.


All activities are free.