State Fair Ark




North Carolina’s diverse production of livestock is featured at the State Fair Ark, with more than 60 animals on display.


Fairgoers can see cattle, sheep, goats, swine and learn more about the various breeds of farm animals raised in North Carolina. The Ark’s Avenue of Champions will feature grand and reserve champions from the junior market steer, lamb, goat, turkey and barrow shows.


Visitors also can milk a cow with the help of volunteers from the N.C. State University Animal Science Club.


The Ark is located in the Agri Supply Exposition Center and will be open from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., except on Thursday, Oct. 12, when the exhibit will open at 12 p.m.