Event Description


Booth registration will open Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Visit the Got to Be NC Festival website for up to date information about the entire festival!

Helpful information:

Deep South Entertainment is our booking agent for the Got to Be NC Festival and NC State Fair. They can be reached at ncfairbooking@deepsouthentertainment.com.

Food Lion Local Goodness Marketplace:
North Carolina food companies, breweries and wineries will be sampling and selling some of the most delightful flavors North Carolina has to offer. All farmers/growers/manufacturers must be part of the Got to Be NC program. Click here to confirm your membership.

Registration Opens: February 1, 2023
Deadline: April 1, 2023
Contact: Brenna Favara at brenna.favara@ncagr.gov

Calling all concessionaires, food trucks and novelty owners: we’ve got indoor and outdoor space for you.

Registration Opens: February 1, 2023
Deadline: April 1, 2023
Contact: Letrice Midgett at letrice.midgett@ncagr.gov


Event Details

Registration Deadline: April 1, 2023


May 19, 2023
May 21, 2023


12:00 pm - 8:00 pm




NC State Fair Grounds - Exposition Center

NC State Fair Grounds - Exposition Center

Additional Information

The annual Got To Be NC Festival takes place May 19-21, 2023 at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. You are invited to show, sample and sell your products in the Homegrown Marketplace located inside the 50,000 square foot Exposition Center. This is your chance to join over 100 other North Carolina food and beverage companies to promote your products to thousands of consumers!

The festival is a fun-filled weekend of rides, tractor parades, music and more! The three-day event highlights all the great things from North Carolina. Gate admission and parking are free, but there are charges for some of the events within the festival, including the Food Lion Local Goodness Marketplace in the Exposition Center.