Don't Wait At the Gate! Get Your FastTrack To The Fun! NC State Fair Fun Begins Tomorrow!

FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides or the State Fair Flyer. This promotion is for gate admission only. Buy tickets online for your family, friends, and even your co-workers. There are ticket and package options for groups of any size!

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Gate Admission

FastTrack Price
Aug. 1-Oct. 11

Gate Price
Oct. 12-21

FastTrack Price
Online Only

Oct. 12-21


Adult

ages 13-64

$8
$10

$9


Military Adult

ages 13-64

N/A
$6

N/A


Child

ages 6-12

$3
$5
$4


Child

ages 5 & under

Free
Free

Free


Senior Adult

ages 65+

Free
Free

Free


Group Adult

40 or more tickets.

$6
N/A
N/A

Group Child

40 or more tickets.

$2
N/A
N/A

Ticket price includes all applicable state and local sales tax. The N.C. State Fair operates rain or shine, and does not offer refunds. Each ticket purchased online will be assessed a convenience fee (ranges from 5-15%). If you have questions about ordering tickets online, please visit the eTix section of our FAQs page or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

State Fair Cares

 

The N.C. State Fair has activated our donation button through Etix for Hurricane Florence Relief. All donations will be sent to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina as they continue to offer relief to our neighbors down east in the coming months.

 

As you purchase your State Fair tickets online, please consider giving to the families who have lost so much. Donations are not subject to fees, and 100% of your donation will be forwarded to the Food Bank.

 

Ride Tickets, Unlimited Ride Wristbands & State Fair Flyer Tickets
Ride Tickets

 

Advance Sale: August 1-October 11

$10 for a sheet of 18 ride tickets.*

Most rides require 5-6 tickets each.

 

At the Fair or Online: October 11-October 21

$1 per ticket at carnival ticket booths
or $18 for a sheet of 18 online*

 

 

Advance sale ride sheet vouchers will be redeemed at the N.C. State Fair Ride Redemption Tents. Once the Fair begins, ride tickets will be available both online and at carnival ticket booths.

 

Ride Tickets do NOT include admission to the N.C. State Fair and are not valid at the State Fair Flyer.

 

Ride Redemption Tents are located near Gate 8, near Dorton Arena and in Kiddieland. Look for the neon green tents with stars on top. Tents will be open on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. and then daily from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Ride Wristbands

 

 

Advance Sale: August 1-October 11

$25 per wristband*

 

At the Fair or Online: October 11-October 21

$35 per wristband*

 


Each wristband will be valid for one day only during the 2018 N.C. State Fair. Advance sale wristband vouchers will be redeemed at the N.C. State Fair Ride Redemption Tents. Once the Fair begins, wristbands will be available both online and at carnival ticket booths.

 

Rider must be present at redemption for wristband to be applied.

 

Unlimited Ride Wristbands do NOT include admission to the N.C. State Fair and are not valid at the State Fair Flyer.

Ride Redemption Tents are located near Gate 8, near Dorton Arena and in Kiddieland. Look for the neon green tents with stars on top. Tents will be open on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. and then daily from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

 

Advance Sale: August 1-October 11

$4 one-way or $7 round-trip*

 

At the Fair or Online: October 11-October 21

$5 one-way or $8 round-trip*

 

 

State Fair Flyer tickets do NOT include admission to the N.C. State Fair and are not valid for carnival rides.

 

State Fair Flyer tickets purchased online may be redeemed at the State Fair Flyer.


*Online sales are print-at-home tickets. Ticket sheet(s) and/or wristband(s) purchased online will be assessed a convenience fee (ranges from 5-15%). Ride sheets and ride wristbands will be print-at-home voucher(s) to be redeemed at the fair for ride ticket(s) or wristband(s).

 

Promotional Days and Discounts

 

Dizzy Pass - $31

 

Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 11

 

Includes:

1 FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket

1 Unlimited Ride Wristband

 

Dizzy Passes are only available online in advance of the Fair. This package must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Each wristband will be valid for one day only during the 2018 N.C. State Fair. Advance sale wristband vouchers will be redeemed at the N.C. State Fair Ride Redemption Tents.

Rider must be present at redemption for wristband to be applied.

 FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides or the State Fair Flyer.

 Unlimited Ride Wristbands do NOT include admission to the N.C. State Fair and are not valid at the State Fair Flyer.

 Ride Redemption Tents are located near Gate 8, near Dorton Arena and in Kiddieland. Look for the neon green tents with stars on top. Tents will be open on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. and then daily from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Casey 4

 Casey's Family 4-Pack - $50

Online Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 11

 

Includes:

4 FastTrack Gate Admission Tickets

2 Ride Sheets (18 tickets per sheet)

1 Casey Cardinal Plush Doll

 

Casey's Family 4-Packs are only available online in advance of the Fair. This package must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. A voucher will be printed for your Casey Cardinal plush. Bring the voucher to the official State Fair store, "The Nest," to pick up your Casey. Located in the lobby of the Expo Center, "The Nest" is open Thursday, Oct. 11 from 4 - 9:45 p.m. and Friday, October 12-Sunday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.

 

FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides or the State Fair Flyer.

 

Ride Redemption Tents are located near Gate 8, near Dorton Arena and in Kiddieland. Look for the neon green tents with stars on top. Tents will be open on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. and then daily from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Kegs and Korks

 

Kegs and Corks Pass - $15

Online Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 11

 

Includes:

1 FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket

1 Our State Public House Admission ticket with your choice of two 8oz. N.C. craft beer samples or two 3oz. N.C. wine samples.

 

Kegs and Corks Passes are only available online in advance of the Fair. This package must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

 

This offer is limited to one admission to the Our State Public House per person, per day. Redemption must be made by a person 21+.

 

FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides or the State Fair Flyer.

Mini Pass

Mega Fan Mini Pass - $30

Online Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 11

 

The Mega Fan Mini Pass allows the bearer FastTrack Gate Admission any 5 days of the Fair. The pass is only valid for one scan per day. Multiple scans per day are not permitted.

 

Mini Passes are only available online in advance of the Fair. They must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

 

FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides or the State Fair Flyer.

  

State Fair Flyer Package - $26

Online Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 11

 

Includes:

2 FastTrack Gate Admission Tickets

2 Round-Trip State Fair Flyer Tickets

 

 

State Fair Flyer tickets are not valid for carnival rides.

 

State Fair Flyer tickets purchased online may be redeemed at the State Fair Flyer. This package is only available online in advance of the Fair. This package must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

 

FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides or the State Fair Flyer.

ToolsforSchools

 

Tools For Schools Program - $$ For Your School

Online Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 11

 

We are excited to expand our Tools for Schools program in 2018~ Support Wake and Edgecombe Public Schools by purchasing tickets in advance of the N.C. State Fair with your school code.

 

For every Adult FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket purchased using a school code, the State Fair will donate $2 to the school. For every Child FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket purchased using a school code, the State Fair will donate $1 to the school.

 

To support your school, simply enter your school code under "Membership" at check-out on the Tools for Schools link. This promotion is only available online in advance of the Fair. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

 

FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides or the State Fair Flyer.

  

DMD
Daily Military Discount

Active-duty service members, reservists, retirees, National Guardsmen and their dependents (ages 13-64) pay only $6 daily at the gate. That’s a 44% discount! Proper identification (outlined below) must be presented at the ticket window to receive this discount. One valid identification is required per discounted ticket.

 

Additionally, veterans are offered the same discount for themselves, plus one discounted ticket for a guest or dependent, for a total of two tickets at the reduced rate. Proper identification (outlined below) must be presented at the ticket window to receive this discount.

 

This offer is available in advance of the Fair at our retail locations at Gate 9 at the State Fairgrounds, The N.C. Museum of History and the State Farmers' Market. You must present proper identification at the ticket window to receive this discount. A valid identification must be presented for each discounted ticket. This offer is NOT available online or at Food Lion.


Identification accepted for discount:

Valid Uniformed Services ID

Valid Common Access Card (CAC)

Valid North Carolina Driver’s License with Veteran Designation

Valid Veteran's Affairs Health Identification Card

Photocopy of valid DD-214 Form

Photocopy of valid NGB-22 Form


Friday, October 12 - $6 Admission

Student Discount with School ID or Report Card

Students can take advantage of a $6 admission ticket by presenting their school identification or recent (2017/2018) report card at the ticket booth. Tickets are not available online or in advance. One ticket may be purchased per student ID at the reduced price.

Thursday, October 18

Bring 5 cans of food and get in free!

Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the Fair is one of the largest one-day canned-food drives in the state, held each year to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Since 1993, more than 4.8 million pounds of food have been donated by fairgoers. Food Bank volunteers and employees of Food Lion and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will exchange cans for Fair tickets at each admission gate.

 

 

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