Raleigh, NC (WNCN) – The opening of the N.C. State Fair is Thursday.
Drivers should prepare for heavy traffic and delays around the fair over the next eleven days.
If you want to avoid the traffic all together you can do that too. There are ways to get there without having to drive.
Go Raleigh, Go Durham, and Go Triangle are offering $5 dollar round-trip rides. Shuttles run hourly or every thirty minutes. Passes can be purchased at the shuttle stop. Children under 13 and adults over 65 ride for free.
N.C. By Train and Amtrak are also making it easier to attend the fair with special stops at the State Fair Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 27. Click here for booking and schedule information.
If you plan to drive to the fair, free off-site parking will be available at the corner of Edwards Mill and Reedy Creek with free shuttle rides to and from the fair. Drop off and pick up will be at Gate B – Carter Finely Stadium
The address for this lot is 4501 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.