Public House


Public House

Come and see us in the South Dorton Arena Lobby just across from the State Fair SkyGazer Ferris Wheel!


The NC Public House will showcase 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 NC Public House will be able to purchase a Beer+Wine ticket which provides for your choice of two servings of wine, cider or beer. Wine servings are 3 ounces each, and beer or cider servings are 8 ounces each. Tickets may be purchased in advance, or during the fair at the entrance of the NC Public House. Beer+Wine tickets will be $10 each, and tickets for craft sodas may be purchased on-site for $5 each. There is a limit of one Beer+Wine ticket per person (= 2 servings), per visit to the NC Public House.


This popular attraction is a partnership with the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild. 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 350+ craft breweries and 185 wineries.


Join us at the NC Public House on Friday, October 13th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., for NC Beer Night at the Fair!  Along with pouring an exciting array of beers from NC craft breweries, we will have several brewing education opportunities for our guests.  Have you ever wondered more about how beer is made? 


 NC Public House Hours
Opening Thursday Noon - 10 p.m.  
Fridays & Saturdays Noon - 11 p.m.  
Sunday - Thursday Noon - 10 p.m.  





Kegs & Corks Pass - $17

Online Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 12


1 FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket

1 NC Public House Beer+Wine ticket providing your choice of two 8oz. N.C. craft beer samples or two 3oz. N.C. wine samples. Craft soda may be purchased on-site for $5 each.



Kegs & Corks Passes are only available online in advance of the Fair and must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12.


IDs will be checked at the door. Patrons under 21 may enter the indoor seating area and outdoor picnic area around the NC Public House, but may not enter the Beer+Wine service area where alcohol is served.