The 2013 Got to Be NC Festival will take place May 17-19 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The annual event celebrates North Carolina’s agricultural heritage and the great food produced in the state. This year, the Food and Wine Expo is expanding to include North Carolina craft breweries.
Festival visitors can support charities by purchasing North Carolina barbecue at the Masons’ Carolina Pig Jig on Saturday, or by buying North Carolina seafood from the Amran Shriners all three days of the festival. These support Masonic charities helping children in North Carolina.
There will be hands-on educational activities for kids at the Agri-Plaza, and if you like animals, you can check out the draft horse pull on Friday evening and the racing pigs every day of the festival.
And as happens every year, there will be a whole bunch of antique tractors and other farm equipment on display, and a daily tractor parade through the fairgrounds. To round out the fun, the festival will have music, rides and games, too.
Admission and parking for the festival are free. For festival hours and other information, click here.
Click on the audio player below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about the family-friendly festival.
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