As officials make final preparations for the N.C. State Fair, they have also been monitoring the weather situation with Hurricane Michael. After the latest updates from the National Weather Service, they have made the difficult decision to not open Thursday.
The 2018 N.C. State Fair will open on Friday at 10 a.m.
Officials said they did not come to this decision lightly. In fact, to their knowledge, they’ve never delayed the opening day due to weather conditions. They must consider vendors, exhibitors and of course fairgoers in any decision made about gate closures.
Officials wanted to give fairgoers who would have visited the fair Thursday plenty of time to adjust their plans and visit later in the week. All admission tickets, ride wristbands and ride tickets are valid any day of the fair.
For more information, visit www.ncstatefair.org.