When Is the North Carolina State Fair Usually Held?


Quick Answer

The North Carolina State Fair typically begins on a Thursday in mid-October and continues for 11 days. For example, the 2015 fair is scheduled for October 15 through 25; the 2016 fair is scheduled for October 13 through 23; and the 2017 fair is schedule for October 12 through 22.

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The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services holds the fair each year at the state fairgrounds in Raleigh. The fair begins at 3 p.m. on the first Thursday, and then opens at 8 a.m. each morning for the rest of its run. The fair closes at midnight on Thursday through Saturday nights and at 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday nights.

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