The North Carolina State Fair will open the gates to its 148th event this Thursday at 3 p.m. Will you be waiting in line?
This year’s event will be packed with tons of attractions including agriculture and animals, games and rides, fried foods of all types, a great concert series and fireworks every night.
Former fair goers and event newbies are sure to find plenty of things to do and see during the 11-day event.
Check out the Homegrown North Carolina Concert Series bands and make a plan to attend one or more shows!
Oct. 15 – Firehouse with The Fifth (rock)
Oct. 16 – The Great I Am: A one-night only concert with The Summit Church featuring: Kaimy Masse, Hank Murphy and Summit Worship (contemporary Christian)
Oct. 17 – Jason Michael Carroll with Luke Combs and Stephanie Quayle (country)
Oct. 18 – Orquesta GarDel (Latin/salsa)
Oct. 19 – Nuv Yug presents Bollywood Night (Indian)
Oct. 20 – Black Sheep with Shadina (R&B/hip hop)
Oct. 21 – Band of Oz & The Embers (beach)
Oct. 22 – A Night of Praise, featuring the Wake Chapel Choir, Instrument of Praise Gospel Concert Chorale and Watts Chapel Gospel Choir (gospel)
Oct. 23 – The Love Language with Spider Bags (indie)
Oct. 24 – Charlie Daniels Band with Kasey Tyndall (country)
Oct. 25 – Nantucket with Sidewinder (rock)
Want the inside scoop on the very best fair food? The News & Observer’s food writer had a chance to sample some of the newest “deep-fried delicacies” available this year. Read her article here.
Fair tickets are still available for purchase online here. Get yours today!
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