New look for ticket voucher exchange tents

Many people have taken advantage of online advance ticket and ride sheet sales this year. Now that you have printed your voucher sheets for rides, you just have to bring them to the State Fair and turn them in for your tickets.

For the past two years, we have directed people to look for the red and white balloons flying high in the air.  Heavy winds often made it difficult to keep the balloon in the air and out of the way of buildings and other things on the grounds, so this year the ticket redemption booths have undergone a transformation. Now fairgoers just need to look for the bright green tents in front of the North Side of Dorton Arena and outside the Kerr Scott Building in the grassy area near Gate 11. The tents will be open from 8:30 a.m.- 10:30 p.m. on weekends. The booths will close at 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Your sheets will be scanned and you will receive your tickets. It’s that easy.

Fairgoers with online ride vouchers need to look for these bright green tents to retreive their tickets.

Fairgoers with online ride vouchers need to look for these bright green tents to retreive their tickets.

About Merrie Go Round

Merrie Go Round is the midway alter-ego of Andrea Ashby, who has officially spent 241 days during the past 23 years at the N.C. State Fair. That's perfect attendance in case you were wondering. In addition to promoting the Fair, looking for untold Fair stories and working on various special events, I also spend a great deal of time roaming the grounds taking photos for the Website and State Fair publications. I like to keep my eyes and ears posted for the unusual and different things that make the State Fair such a great celebration of North Carolina people, traditions and history. I look forward to sharing with you the things I come across on my journey.

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