Show, Sample, Sell Your Products

GTBNC Festival



The annual Got To Be NC Festival takes place May 18-20 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.  You are invited to show, sample and sell your products in the 50,000-square-foot Exposition Center.  This is your chance to join over 100 other North Carolina food and beverage companies to promote your products to thousands of consumers!

The festival is a fun-filled weekend of rides, tractor parades, music and more!  The three-day event highlights all the great things from North Carolina.  Gate admission and parking are free, but there are charges for some of the events within the festival, including the market in the Exposition Center.

This show is a unique opportunity to sample and sell your products.  The attached rules sheet gives you more details, but be aware that “prepared foods” such as sandwiches, entrees, etc. cannot be sold.  This event is your chance to reach consumers from across the state, offer recipes, get feedback, promote your brand and generate sales!  Please note that wineries may sample their wines.  Wine can be sold by the bottle but only for off-premise consumption.  Breweries may also sample their beers.  The sale of 6-packs, individual growlers and bombers can only be sold for off-premise consumption.  The show features only food products made, processed or grown in North Carolina.  A limited number of approved North Carolina-made crafts may exhibit, but first priority for exhibits will be given to food products.


Exposition Center Dates/Times: 

May 18:  Noon - 8:00 p.m.; May 19: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; May 20:  10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • Booth Set Up:  
  • May 17:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; May 18:  7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Booth Size:  10’ x 10’ and includes one draped and skirted 8’ counter-height table, one uncovered 8’ table, two chairs, 3’ pipe and drape with curtained backdrop and carpeting.  Includes one electrical outlet by request.
  • Cost:  1st booth - $150     2nd booth - $125
  • Corner Booth:  $200 (limited number and assigned as requests are received) Corner + 1 - $325
  • Electricity:  Available upon request and at nominal cost, see application.
  • A Certificate of Liability Insurance for General Liability (COI) coverage must be provided to NCDA&CS.  Minimum requirements are $1,000,000 Combined Single Limit for each occurrence.  An insurance company licensed to do business in North Carolina must issue the certificate.  NCDA&CS and N.C. State Fair MUST BE LISTED AS ADDITIONAL INSURED on the COI.  The address is 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Complete the application and return with your payment to our office.  Applications with payment are required to secure your booth(s).  For more information, email or call Sherry Barefoot at 919-707-3154.  We expect the show to sell out, so we encourage you to apply early!

Got To Be NC Festival Vendor Application - Expo Building

Got To Be NC Festival Vendor Rules and Regulations - Expo Building


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