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Raleigh, NC, USA 10 months ago
Join your friends and family for three great days of down-home celebration North Carolina-style at the Got to Be NC Festival at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Gate Admission and Parking are FREE!

There is no general public parking inside the gates on the Fairgrounds during the Festival. All parking is located off Trinity Rd. There will be a free shuttle from Carter-Finley Stadium to Gate 9 during the peak hours of 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday and Noon - 7 p.m. on Sunday. 

You can enjoy a full day of family fun without spending a dime at the Got to Be NC Festival. However, some of the events and activities cost money or require a special admission. They are:

Carnival Rides and Games
Food from Independent Vendors
Got to Be NC Homegrown Fare presented by Lowes Foods- $3 adult admission
Pony Rides, Masonic Carolina Pig Jig - $15 adults (11 and up), $5 ages 7-10, 6 and under are FREE

Festival Gate Hours
Friday: Noon – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
May 18 2018

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