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Fun for the
Whole Family!

Head on over to the Exposition Center at the NC State Fairgrounds for more fun than you can shake a spindle at!

Festival Dates

Friday, March 8, 2024
9 am – 6 pm
Saturday, March 9, 2024
9 am – 6 pm 

Workshops are also held on Wednesday March 6, Thursday, March 7, and Sunday, March 10, 2024.

Expo Center Address

NC State Fairgrounds 
4285 Trinity Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607


Food at the Fairgrounds

We are excited to announce that Soul In A Bowl will be at the festival both Friday and Saturday.

There is also a resturant in the Jim Graham Building.  Additional food trucks will be in the flea market area of the fairgrounds on Saturday.  There are a number of restaurants in the area. Food can also be delivered with a delivery service.

Soul In A Bowl

Festival Map


Four Points by Sheraton
Raleigh Arena

Ramada Inn

1520 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 832-4100

Closest Hotel to Fairgrounds
(across the street)

Wingate by Wyndham State Arena Raleigh/Cary

6115 Corporate Ridge Rd,
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 480-8693

Four Points by Sheraton
Raleigh Arena

1200 Hurricane Alley Way (at Trinity Rd.)
Raleigh, NC, 27607
(919) 854-0502 

Hyatt Place Raleigh West

710 Corporate Center Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 233-2205

Hampton Inn & Suites
Raleigh/Cary I-40
(PNC Arena)

111 Hampton Woods Lane
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 233-1798

Hilton Garden Inn

131 Columbus Avenue
Cary, NC 27518
(919) 377-0440

La Quinta Inn & Suites
Raleigh Durham Airport

1001 Aerial Center Pkwy
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 481-3600

Expo Location

A Raleigh road will have significant traffic pattern shifts beginning Monday, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

On Monday, work will start around the Blue Ridge Road and Hillsborough Street intersection to prepare for an upcoming closure at the junction. NCDOT said drivers should expect day and nighttime lane closures throughout the week.

On March 4 at 9 p.m., construction crews plan to close Hillsborough Street to begin construction that will result in Blue Ridge Road passing underneath Hillsborough Street, the railroad tracks and Beryl Road.

A new connector road that is being built on the northeast corner of the street will open for access between Hillsborough Street and Blue Ridge Road.

Traffic on Hillsborough Street can use either Edwards Mill Road, Wade Avenue, and Blue Ridge Road or Western Boulevard and Interstate 440 to access points on either side of closure.

NCDOT said drivers on the south end of Blue Ridge Road will continue to use Beryl Road to access Hillsborough Street, which is the same workaround that has been in place since October.


Due to Covid, limited concessions will be available in the Expo Center.  However there are some great restaurants near by – many will deliver via GrubHub etc.  There should also be food trucks on the fairgrounds Saturday, near the flea market.