North Carolina State Fair concert tickets and discounted admission tickets and ride sheets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, at www.ncstatefair.org.
Trace Adkins, Vanilla Ice, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and the Newsboys are just a few of the artists performing in Dorton Arena this year, with concert ticket prices ranging from $5 to $17.
Advance admission tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children. These prices reflect a savings of $2 per adult gate admission ticket and $1 per child’s gate admission. Adult admission tickets for groups of 40 or more are $5. The child group ticket for groups of 40 or more will sell for $2.
Children five and under and adults 65 and over get in free. Members of the military and family members with proper ID can purchase tickets at the gate for $5, but not in advance.
An 18-ticket ride sheet is $10 in advance, saving fairgoers $8 off the regular price.
Fairgoers can also take advantage of the Early Bird Special during the month of August. Ticket buyers can earn up to three free adult admission tickets based on the total purchase amount in a single order before convenience fees. Spending between $50 and $100 earns one free ticket. Purchases of $100.01 to $200 will earn fairgoers two free tickets, and purchases of more than $200 earn three free tickets.
Online admission, ride, grandstand and Dorton Arena concert tickets apply toward the Early Bird Special purchase total and orders must be completed before 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 31.
The 2014 N.C. State Fair will be held Oct. 16-26 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.
Go to www.ncstatefair.org for more information.