Cancel your weekend plans. The 2023 Got to Be NC Festival opens at the NC State Fairgrounds today, May 19 at noon through Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m. There’s free entry, free parking, plus piglets and fried egg throwing competitions galore.
Read on for some can’t-miss highlights and attractions.
Learn about the life cycles of native butterflies while they flutter around you.
Carolina Cooker Skillet Skee-Ball
Skee-ball, but with fried eggs and cast-iron skillets. Head to the Graham corral at 11 a.m. to sign up to compete.
Watch baby chicks be born.
Pardoned Thanksgiving Turkeys
Remember Chocolate + Chip, the 2022 pardoned Thanksgivings Turkeys? Meet ‘em in person.
Kenya Safari Acrobats
Incredible acrobatic displays meet stories of African culture.
Say hi to feisty 30-pound feeder pigs.
Look forward to fudge, barbecue, ice cream, and fried fair fare.