The North Carolina State Fair was supposed to start in a couple of days and, unfortunately, it has been canceled until next year. But there is good news! Despite the fair canceling, there are still options to get your food and vendor fix!
- From October 15th – 25th, the State Fair Food Fix will be offering their popular carry-out that includes all of the fair’s go-to’s! From 10:00 am – 8:30 pm, guests can enter the fair through Gate 9 (off of Trinity Road) and park around the midway. Once you head to Dorton Arena, you’ll spot the vendors.
- Face masks and social distancing are both required and enforced.
- While some vendors might be accepting credit cards, most will be cash only. There will be an ATM available on the east side of the arena.
- Gathering will not be allowed! It is a take-out only event.
- A full list of vendors and menus is available here!
- Another popular tradition that guests look forward to every year is the Village of Yesteryear. While the village is closed for the year, you can still get your favorite goods and souvenirs from the vendors themselves! This is also a wonderful way to support local vendors who need our help now more than ever!
Are you still hoping to get out of the house and enjoy the fairgrounds? The Raleigh Market is taking place all October long at the state fairgrounds! Typically closed during the month due to the State Fair, the flea market will be open to the public both Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Both parking and admission are free for everyone! While at the flea market, enjoy browsing over 500 vendors that sell merchandise such as handmade crafts, clothing, jewelry, collectibles, delicious treats, and much more! They also have local food trucks each weekend, sampling a taste of the cuisine Raleigh has to offer. Don’t forget your mask!
The fair might be closed, but we’re fortunate enough to be able still to enjoy its wonderful local food and artisans – the best it has to offer!