With Hurricane Michael on it's way up the Eastern United States, the North Carolina Fair just released a statement that the fair will NOT open on Thursday October 11th:
"As we have been making final preparations for the N.C. State Fair, we have also been monitoring the weather situation with Hurricane Michael. After the latest updates from the National Weather Service, we have made the difficult decision to not open tomorrow, October 11.
We look forward to welcoming fairgoers to the 2018 N.C. State Fair on Friday, October 12 at 10 a.m.
We did not come to this decision lightly. In fact, to our knowledge, we’ve never delayed our opening day due to weather conditions. Most importantly, we must consider our vendors, exhibitors and of course fairgoers in any decision made about gate closures.
We want to give fairgoers who would have visited the fair tomorrow plenty of time to adjust their plans and visit us later in the week. All admission tickets, ride wristbands and ride tickets are valid any day of the fair.
We hope that all of you stay safe during this storm and come and see us Friday morning.
We would also like to remind fairgoers that advance tickets will be on sale through tomorrow. Head over to www.ncstatefair.org to save and plan your visit. "