Save money at 11 advance ticket sales locations

The N.C. State Fair is a wonderful place to have great family fun on a budget, and with advanced sale tickets, we’re making the fair experience even more affordable. Here’s how it works: Starting today, admission and ride tickets for the fair will go on sale at 11 different locations around the Triangle. Those locations include:

  • N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.
  • N.C. State Fairgrounds, Gate 9 off Trinity Road, Raleigh, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
  • State Farmers Market, 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
  • Clayton Corners Shopping Center, U.S. 70 in Clayton, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily except Oct. 13, when sales will end at 6 p.m.
  • Liberty Tax Service office, 1156 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily except Oct. 13, when sales will end at 6 p.m.
  • Liberty Tax Service office, 2115-C Forest Hills Road, Wilson, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily except Oct. 13, when sales will end at 6 p.m.
  • Carolina Union Box Office, UNC-Chapel Hill, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

The Carolina Union Box Office is one of this year's new advance ticket walk-up locations.

Tickets will also be available at the following malls: Holly Hill Mall in Burlington; University Mall in Chapel Hill; Northgate Mall in Durham; and Triangle Town Center in Raleigh. The hours will be the same as the mall hours, except Oct. 13 when sales will end promptly at 6 p.m.

All locations will accept cash, Visa and MasterCard except the Carolina Union Box Office, which will accept cash only.

Purchasing tickets by Oct. 13 will save fairgoers $2 per adult admission ticket and $8 per sheet of ride coupons. Advance admission tickets cost $6 for adults and $2 for children ages 6-12. Adult admission tickets for groups of 40 or more are $5. Ride sheets cost $10 in advance for a sheet of 18 tickets.

For more information, check out theĀ AdvancedĀ Sales Information section of our website.

About Tilt-A-Whirl

Jeff Miles interned for the N.C. State Fair in 2011. This is his bio from that year: People usually call me Jeff Miles but when asked what my favorite part of Fair was, rides was the first thing that came to mind--so call me Tilt-A-Whirl from here on out. I've always been a big fan of the State Fair and I'm really excited to be working here this summer. I'll be bringing you weekly updates on the goings on at the fairgrounds and hopefully much more. I can't wait to see you all in October (and hopefully before)!


  1. any Rocky Mount locations to get discount fair tickets? they charge an extra $.60/ticket on the website? just to print them off???
    there goes the discount!?

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