The Got to Be NC Festival announced on April 15, 2020 that the 2020 edition of the event, slated for May 15-17, 2020 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC has been canceled.
Said Steve Troxler, NC Agriculture Commissioner :
“Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love this festival, but given the circumstances we have, there is no other decision to be made. We always want people to be safe.”
This will mark the first time the event has been cancelled since it began in 2008. Said James Romer, festival manager:
“The festival is a labor of love for the entire NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. We know how much our community loves to come out and get a taste of what North Carolina agriculture is all about, and it’s a highlight of the spring for our staff, vendors, sponsors and entertainers as well. We’ve been planning since early December, but the health and safety of everyone involved is our first priority.”
The Got to Be NC Festival is the premier spring celebration of agriculture in North Carolina. Its unique mix of food, fun, music, local products, carnival rides, tractors and animals combine for an event that brings together families and friends to enjoy all that makes North Carolina great. The annual event’s website is www.gottobencfestival.com.
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Source: Sarah Ray, North Carolina State Fairgrounds