The N.C. State Fair is a first-class, family-oriented entertainment and educational event occurring each October in Raleigh. The Fair is the largest annual event in the state of N.C. and the largest 10-day agriculture event in the nation, annually drawing one million visitors. Visit the website for complete music performance schedule and fair updates as they're announced. The fair is all about seeking out and showcasing the finest of N.C. Whether that be in a horse show, livestock show, culinary, handicraft or art competition, N.C. is proud of the talented people of our great state. The State Fair is a way to celebrate everything that is uniquely N.C. Opening Day is Oct. 12. Visit website for complete music performance schedule and fair updates.