Are you looking for a fun family outing that will keep you entertained all day long? Look no further than the NC State Fair! This year’s fair is in full swing and ends on October 22. There’s plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. 

Here are 8 things you MUST DO this year at the NC State Fair:

  1. Visit the livestock barns

One of the most popular attractions at the NC State Fair are the livestock barns. Visitors can see a variety of animals, including cows, pigs, goats, and sheep. There is also a petting zoo where children can interact with some of the animals.

  1. Ride the rides

The NC State Fair offers a wide variety of rides, from thrill rides to family-friendly rides. There is something for everyone to enjoy, so be sure to check out the ride schedule before you go.

  1. Eat fair food

No trip to the NC State Fair would be complete without indulging in some of the delicious fair food. From fried Oreos to turkey legs, there are plenty of options to choose from. Just be sure to save room for dessert!

  1. Play games

The NC State Fair also has a variety of games that visitors can play. Test your skills at one of the many carnival games and see if you can win a prize.

  1. Shop at the vendors

There are over 300 vendors at the NC State Fair, so there is sure to be something for everyone. From clothes and jewelry to art and crafts, you’ll be able to find everything you’re looking for (and more!)

  1. Listen to live music

There are multiple stages located throughout the fairgrounds where you can listen to live music from local and national bands. Check out the schedule in advance so you can plan your visit accordingly.

  1. See the animals in the animal shows

One of the best things about the NC State Fair are the animal shows. You can see a variety of animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, and reptiles. There are also shows featuring farm animals such as cows and pigs.

  1. Watch the cooking demonstrations

If you’re a foodie, then you won’t want to miss the cooking demonstrations that take place throughout the fairgrounds. You’ll be able to learn how to make some of your favorite fair foods as well as new recipes that you can try at home

The NC State Fair is a time-honored tradition and there’s plenty to enjoy while you’re there. Hopefully this list allows you to plan ahead and enjoy the fair with your family and friends.