Discounted NC State Fair tickets for sale at Food Lion

Starting Wednesday, The North Carolina State Fair and Food Lion are partnering to give fairgoers discounted tickets.

Tickets are on sale beginning October 3 at Food Lion check-out lanes during normal store hours throughout the state through October 17, the first day of the fair. Discount advance admission tickets, ride tickets and unlimited ride wristbands are also available.

Admission sales, including group and military tickets, ride sheets and wristbands, grandstand show tickets, State Fair Flyer and State Fair SkyGazer tickets will be available at the following locations from October 3 through October 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

  • Gate 9 at the state fairgrounds
  • State Farmers Market ticket booth between the farmers building and market shoppes
  • NC Museum of history lobby during weekdays


The fair lasts through October 27.