RALEIGH, N.C. — The Got to Be NC Festival announced today that the 2020 edition of the event, slated for May 15-17 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh has been canceled.
“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,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “We always want people to be safe.”
This will mark the first time the event has been cancelled since it began in 2008.
“The festival is a labor of love for the entire N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,” said James Romer, festival manager. “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.
–Sarah Ray, North Carolina State Fairgrounds