About North Carolina State Fair
The state’s agriculture and livestock exhibition has been held nearly every year since it was started in 1853. More than 1 million people attend this 11-day celebration of the state that includes exhibits of antique farm machinery, agricultural products, livestock, flower and garden shows, art displays, a folk festival, shows at the grandstand, roller coasters and a carnival with a midway that is larger than those at other state fairs. There is stage entertainment, and entertainers roam the grounds. Some of the buildings date to 1928 and are also of interest to fairgoers.