Take the Deep Fried Bus Ride!

If you’ve ever driven to the State Fair, then you know that traffic can become congested the closer you get to the fairgrounds. While there are parking lots available at Carter-Finley Stadium and surrounding privately-owned locations, you’ll likely wait in line to get into a parking lot, and then spend more time searching for a spot to park. Sounds like a hassle, doesn’t it? Well, we’ve got the solution for you: take the Deep Fried Bus Ride! By riding the bus, you can leave your car in one the conveniently located park-and-ride lots around the Triangle, take a relaxing ride to the fair and get dropped off right at the…

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Deep Fried Bus Ride: An easier way to travel

Last year, 877,939 people came to the Fair over its 11-day run. That’s a lot of people. And, while there is plenty of free parking around Carter-Finley Stadium and the RBC Center, finding a parking spot can sometimes be difficult, particularly on the weekends. One way to avoid the headache of finding a parking spot is to hop on the Deep Fried Bus Ride. The service is available on CAT, DATA and Triangle Transit buses, and drops fairgoers off right in front of the gate. Designated bus lanes avoid the traffic congestion around the Fair, and get you through the gates…

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Fairgoers in the Know: Part II

Historically speaking, the last four days of the Fair are the busiest. As such, these are the heaviest traffic days as well. Experienced fairgoers have found that the easiest way to get to the fairgrounds on any day is to ride the bus. On Thursday, you can catch a bus in Raleigh, Cary and Durham. On Saturday and Sunday, service expands to Garner and RTP. Go to the Ride the Bus page on our Web site to find out more about times, prices and locations to catch the bus. On the weekends, this is definitely the best option as the…

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