State Fair admission prices increase by $1

Mar. 07, 2013 @ 05:59 PM

RALEIGH — People heading to the 2013 N.C. State Fair may need another dollar to get in.

In a conference call Thursday, the N.C. Board of Agriculture voted 7-0 to approve a $1 increase in admission prices. The increase is subject to final approval by the board later this year.

Under the proposal, adult admission would increase to $7 for advance sales and $9 at the gate. Children ages 6 through 12 would cost $4 at the gate, with a $1 discount for advance purchases. Children under 6 and adults 65 and over still would get in free.

State Fair Manager Wesley Wyatt said the increase would allow the fair to keep up with rising operating expenses and still make improvements to the fairgrounds. The State Fair does not receive tax dollars.