NC State Fair 2016

NC State Fair 2016

The NC State Fair 2016 starts Thursday October 13 and ends on October 23, 2016. The theme for this year is Nothing Could Be Finer. Here are just some of the Dorton Arena Concerts for this year’s state fair:Youth Choral Competition, Here As In Heaven: Raleigh with Elevation Church,  Delta Rae with Katelyn Read, Chris Lane with Kasey Tyndall, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, Jim Quick & Coastline, The Soul Psychedelique Orches tra,Superchunk from Durham, Skylar Gudasz,  A Night of Praise feature local gospel groups, punk and heavy metal band Corrosion of Conformity, The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute featuring Johnny Folsom 4 & Friends, and legendary saxophonist Maceo Parker. There is something for everyone with this wide range of performances taking place during the 10 days of fun at the annual NC state fair. Even more music will be at the various stages throughout the fair grounds each day. Then there is always the folk festival, the carnival rides, horse show, animals, arts and crafts, food, flower and garden show and exhibits, games, agriculture and educational exhibits, food, craft and recipe blue ribbon winners, and so much more.

NC State Fair New Foods This Year!

NC State Fair October 13-23, 2016

NC State Fair October 13-23, 2016

New for the NC State Fair 2016 will be those new exciting food items that make the NC state fair so fun to attend. This year will feature such treats as NC Low Country Boil, Deep Fried Cuban Roll, Fried Chicken & Waffle Kabob, Shrimp Bites, Deep Fried Jello, Salted Caramel Maple Bacon Funnel Cake, Man’s Sandwich plus many more. And there is always everybody’s favorite the candy red apples, fresh made ice cream, the funnel cakes and the cotton candy.

Also new for this year is The MarketPlace with your favorite vendors from the Commercial & Education Buildings. The Market Place is a new 5,600 square foot tented vendor area located just outside the Grandstand and across from the Rabbit Barn. The Hobbies & Crafts will be located in a new place this year
With the addition of the Marketplace the Hobbies & Crafts competitive exhibits will move to the Commercial & Education Building near Hillsborough Street.

This year’s state fair is set to be the best ever. The weather forecast is for sunny and warm temperatures so it should be perfect weather to head o the NC State Fair and have fun. See ya at the fair!

For more information, daily schedules, complete list of show and ride please see NC State Fair .

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