The North Carolina State Fair occurs each October in Raleigh at the State Fairgrounds. 


Submittal Guide for vendors at NC State Fair 

Vendors who only sell popcorn, peanuts, candy apples, ice cream, funnel cakes, doughnuts or cotton candy do not need to submit this application.

Please call Wake County Environmental Services at 919-856-7400 if you are uncertain whether a permit is needed.

A phone line has been developed for your use in reaching Wake County Environmental Services concerning permitting of food vendors, inspections of sewage and water connections and animal care and control issues.
To access the Wake County Environmental Services State Fair phone line please dial
919-664-7700 and leave the following information:
  • Your Name
  • Name of booth or living quarters
  • Phone number(s)
  • Site location (physical description, such as between Gate 4 and 5)
  • Booth number
  • Reason for call (food permit/occupancy permit needed, animal control issue)

Voice mail messages will be retrieved throughout the day and calls will be returned promptly. Visit for more information about the North Carolina State Fair.