Tickets Now On Sale For The North Carolina State Fair
While it certainly doesn’t feel like it outside, fall will be here before we know it. And fall in North Carolina means a few things- college football, pumpkin everything, and of course the fair. And as of today, August 15th tickets are now on sale for the 2023 North Carolina State Fair. The fair takes place for 11 days each October in Raleigh. And like any good fair, there is more food than you can ever dream of, rides, livestock competitions, music, tons of entertainment, and flower and garden show, and more. This year’s fair theme is “Best Day Ever”. And kids of all ages will certainly think that is true!
I attended NC State just a mile from the fairgrounds so attending the fair was a part of my college experience. I attended every year I was in college and could even hear the nightly fireworks from my dorm room. And the fairgrounds, where the student tailgate lots are, will always hold a special place in my heart. Lots of good memories there!
Tickets for the North Carolina State Fair are cheaper if you purchase online ahead of time, so if you want the most money to spend on food and rides go ahead and buy them now. Though for the best deal here is my former Raleigh resident life hack to attend the fair. If you go on Thursday, October 19th and bring 6 cans of food to donate to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern Carolina you’ll get in free! Helping a great cause and getting fair admission is the way to go!
Depending on how you want to experience the fair there are also ticket packages you can purchase including a ticket and unlimited ride wristband bundle. Or if spinning until you puke doesn’t interest you perhaps the Kegs & Cork pass will interest you. This includes one NC Public House Beer+Wine ticket providing your choice of two 8oz. N.C. craft beer samples or two 3oz. N.C. wine samples. That’s the one I’d be interested in for sure! The 2023 North Carolina State Fair will take place October 12-22nd at the State Fair Grounds in Raleigh, NC. Don’t miss your chance to have the best day ever at the fair!