Central Carolina Fair 2016

Everything You'll Need to Know to Visit the Central Carolina Fair in Greensboro

Central Carolina Fair

Central Carolina Fair
1921 W Lee St
Greensboro, NC 27403
(336) 373-7400
Official website

Regular adult (over 10): $5
Seniors/children 10 and under: Free
Single ride tickets: $1
Ticket books will be available as well
Unlimited ride bands available everyday for $20
Saturdays after 8 p.m.: $25 includes unlimited ride wristband

The Central Carolina Fair is held in Greensboro, and has been for over 115 years.

The Central Carolina Fair lights up the sky around the Greensboro Coliseum Complex each and every fall season, and features thrilling and spectacular rides, the carnival food and games everybody loves, hundreds of exhibits, tents, and vendors, showcases by areas 4H groups, and good, clean family entertainment and attractions for all ages. The 118th annual edition of the Central Carolina Fair will begin in 2016!


Here's just a little of what the 2015 Central Carolina Fair featured:

The Circus Smile Show
Circus Smile is presented by the Christiani family. With a rich history dating back from the 1840s to the present, the Christiani family has been featured in countless major circuses and events around the world.

Sandhills Rabbit Show
Returning to the Central Carolina Fair will be the popular Sandhills Rabbit Show. Award winning rabbits will be on display in the Pavilion throughout the Fair’s 10-day run.

Crossroads Farms Animal Exhibit
The Central Carolina Fair animal exhibit will be set up in the Midway. Featuring exotic and traditional farm animals and pony rides, the animal exhibit is always one of the most popular attractions for fairgoers young and old.  

The 2015 fair even featured a concert by musical superstars Tone Loc and John Waite.

Fair Hours

Friday, Sept. 11                          

5 p.m. – 11 p.m. (gates close at 10 p.m.)
7 p.m. - Tone Loc & John Waite 

Saturday, Sept. 12                       
11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (gates close at 10 p.m.)
7 p.m. – Jagged Edge & Doug E. Fresh

Sunday, Sept. 13                         
1 p.m. – 10 p.m. (gates close at 9 p.m.)
3:30 p.m. - Parmalee with special guests Chris Janson, Lauren Alaina & Lucy Angel

Monday, Sept. 14 - Thurs, Sept. 17  
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (gates close at 9 p.m.)

Friday, Sept. 18                           
5 p.m. – 11 p.m. (gates close at 10 p.m.)
8  p.m. – Night Ranger

Saturday, Sept. 19                       
11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (gates close at 10 p.m.)

Sunday, Sept. 20                         
1 p.m. – 9 p.m.

This isn't just the only fair around. In fact, there's probably at least one more close to you! North Carolina is home to over 30 different county fairs. Click here for a look at each one.