The North Carolina State Fair starts this Thursday, October 14. It’s always a good time whether you go for games, rides, food, or shows. See the information below on how to leverage Capital Area Transit services to avoid the parking and traffic hassles.
ENJOY THE FAIR AND AVOID THE HASSLES BY USING CAT’S SHUTTLE SERVICE
Avoid the traffic and parking hassles at the North Carolina State Fair by riding Capital Area Transit’s (CAT) State Fair Shuttle Service. CAT will offer daily service from two Park & Ride locations and fixed-route service along Hillsborough Street to the North Carolina State Fair on Oct. 14 through Oct. 24.
The shuttles will operate every 20 to 30 minutes each day of the fair. All passengers will be dropped off at Gate #1 at the fairgrounds. The fare is $4 round-trip. Children under 40-inches-tall ride free with a paying adult. Exact change is required on the Hillsborough Street route. UPASS and GoPass agreements do not include State Fair service. Fares for eligible senior citizens and disabled riders are discounted by 50 percent.
Hillsborough Street Shuttle 7 a.m. to midnight – This route begins downtown on Wilmington Street at Morgan Street and will travel to the fairgrounds via Edenton and Hillsborough streets. The bus will stop at designated points (indicated by blue State Fair signs) along the route. On Saturdays and Sundays, free parking is available adjacent to the Hillsborough Street route in the State Government parking lots bounded by Edenton, Wilmington, Jones and Blount streets.
North Raleigh – Non-Stop Express Service, 8:30 a.m. to midnight – 2912 Wake Forest Road. One block south of the I-440 Beltline, follow the green State Fair signs.
Cary Wake Med Soccer Park – Non-Stop Express Service, 8:30 a.m. to midnight – 201 Soccer Park Dr (off of Chatham St) in Cary. Take I-40 to exit 290 or 291, follow the green State Fair signs.
For more information, call the regional GoTriangle customer service line at 485-RIDE or visit http://www.GoTriangle.org.