Tractor enthusiasts and vendors wanted for Got to Be NC Festival

by | Mar 3, 2023

Planning is under way for the Got to Be NC Festival, which will be held at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh May 19-21. Organizers are seeking tractor enthusiasts to display their tractors and vendors. 

  •  The warm weather last week is a reminder that spring is just around the corner, and with that comes the Got to Be NC Festival which runs May 19-21 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.
  • People like to compare it to the State Fair, which I understand because it has rides, food, music, farm animals and agricultural displays.
  • But the Festival is its own unique event because it hosts the Food Lion Local Goodness Marketplace featuring North Carolina made food and beverage products to sample and purchase. 
  •  Plus, it has some of my favorite things – a display of around 1,000 tractors and antique farm equipment and a daily tractor parade.  
  •  It’s a great family friendly event that offers free admission and parking. 
  •  We are still looking for tractor enthusiasts to bring in their tractors and antique farm equipment. We have a good showing each year of all the tractor “colors” and brands.  
  •  People really enjoy seeing these vintage tractors and how much the technology has changed through the years.  
  •  Tractors in working order can participate in the daily tractor parade, which is always fun. I usually lead the parade, so I get to drive a lot of different tractors. 
  •  If any listeners are interested in bringing farm equipment or tractors, they can find information online at 
  •  There are also still booth spaces available for: 
    • members of our Got to Be NC program,  
    • independent vendors 
    • and concessionaires. 
  • Applications for all vendor locations are due by April 1 and information on applying to be a vendor is also available at the webpage I mentioned.
  •  I am looking forward to the Festival and anticipate a good turnout for the three-day event. 
  •  I hope listeners will put the Got to Be NC Festival on their calendars and come join us May 19-21 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.