The N.C. State Fair is a first-class, family-oriented entertainment and educational event occurring each October in Raleigh.
The largest annual event held in N.C.–drawing one million people through the gates each fall–the N.C. State Fair is 11 days of high-flying rides, deep-fried foods, blue ribbon competitions, nightly fireworks, educational exhibits and so much more.
The fair is all about seeking out and showcasing the finest of N.C. Whether that be in a horse show, livestock show, culinary, handicraft or art competition, we're proud of the talented people of our great state.
Turkey legs? Check. Beer and wine? Yes and yes. Free concerts from local musicians? Absolutely. Pig races? You bet. You want to milk a cow? You can do that! NC Fair Website.
The South Carolina State Fair is best known for bringing 12 days of exhibits, competitions, food, midway rides and entertainment to Columbia each October. The charitable organization, though, operates year-round. With six exhibit halls and 104 acres adjacent to the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium, the South Carolina State Fair offers football parking and is a popular venue for major events such as Carolina Lights, home and garden shows, civic functions and charitable fundraisers. The South Carolina State Fair, a self-supporting 501(c)3 nonprofit organization is dedicated to preserving and promoting South Carolina’s agricultural roots while supporting statewide education.