You’ve Got to Be at the Got to Be NC Festival This Weekend!

With more than 100 tractors, North Carolina food and beverages, music, a carnival and free kids’ activities, the Got to Be NC Festival is an event you don’t want to miss at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, May 17-19. “The antique tractor and farm equipment display, featuring a daily tractor parade, and the Food Lion Local Goodness Marketplace are two of the unique highlights of the festival,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “We have one of the largest antique tractor displays in the Southeast, and the marketplace features around 80 North Carolina companies offering the opportunity to sample the…

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Archetype Brewing wins State Fair beer competition

Cheers to this! Archetype Brewing has won Best in Show in the N.C. State Fair Beer Competition with their Belgian Strong Ale. The brewery bested 32 other gold medal-winning beers to secure the N.C. Brewers Cup trophy. With North Carolina being the home to more than 260 breweries and brewpubs, the 2018 NC Brewers Cup featured the stiffest competition yet in the event’s seven-year history, with 76 North Carolina breweries competing for medals over two days of judging. Twenty certified beer judges from across the Southeast traveled to the competition to select the finest examples of each beer style from…

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Weekend Update: April 1-3

The Fairgrounds is excited that the 11th annual Wold Beer Festival will be in the Exposition Center and surrounding grounds this Saturday. More than 75 breweries will participate from all parts of the country. Attendees can sample from more than 250 beers in a variety of styles, along with a food truck rodeo, live entertainment, silent disco and more. Choose from two session times: noon to 4 p.m. or 6-10 p.m. Tickets are available online or at the door. Other events: J.Crew Warehouse Sale will be Friday through Sunday in the Holshouser Building.  Merchandise includes clothes and accessories from J.Crew, Madewell…

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