N.C. State Fair ticket sales update

You can tell from the picture Kellie Pickler is hoping she'll sell out her Saturday, Oct. 17, show in Dorton Arena.

You can tell from this picture Kellie is hoping she'll sell out her Saturday, Oct. 17, show in Dorton Arena.

We’reĀ  pretty pumped about how well ticket sales are going this year. As of Monday, we’ve sold double the number of admission tickets (16,800) and more than the double the amount of ride tickets (9,303) than we had last year at this point.

Dorton Arena shows are also coming along nicely. There are some clear favorites in the lead, but local guys Jason Michael Carroll, who has sold 1,410 tickets, and Anoop Desai, who has sold 1,114, are also doing well. Jamey Johnson has grown the most over the past few weeks.

Here’s a roundup of the top five show sales for the 5,000-seat venue:

There are still great seats left for each artist. You can get your seats for the show for just $5, $10 and $15 on the N.C. State Fair Web site.

Our advance ticket sales savings are still available online, and soon you’ll be able to purchase admission tickets at the same savings at a mall near you. On Thursday, Oct. 1, tickets will be available at the State Fairgrounds, the N.C. Museum of History, the State Farmers Market, and malls in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Burlington. Visit our advanced sales Web site for more info.

About Cotton Candy

Karlie Justus - blogged for the 2008 / 2009 N.C. State Fairs. This is her bio from 2009: When I'm not blogging for the N.C. State Fair, I go by Karlie Justus--but Cotton Candy suits me just fine. My earliest memories of the Fair are of the times my parents would bring my brother and I up from Asheville, N.C. for a double dose of the Fair and a N.C. State football game. Fast-forward two decades later, and I'm a public information officer for the deep fried celebration whose must-see Fair attractions include the giant pumpkins, decorated cakes and deep fried Oreos.


  1. I only see that you’re doing radio and TV advertising this year … no newspaper?

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