NCStateFair.org provides information about the North Carolina State Fair. Fair dates vary from year to year but are typically the two middle weeks of October. As of 2015, admission rates for adults are around $10 and children's rates about $5, with discounts for pre-purchased tickets and military personnel.
The North Carolina State Fair consists of vendors, attractions and competitions. Vendors from previous fairs include Miss Debbie's Specialty Apples, Chefs D'Lites, BlueBird Cupcakes and Baguettaboutit. Typical competitions offered include cooking and livestock competitions and graphic design contests. Some attractions include fireworks, music concerts, gardens, wine and beer exhibits and antique farm machinery exhibits.