Nothing Can Be Finer: Wine and Beer to be served at NC State Fair

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The N.C. State Fair is right around the corner, Oct. 12-22, and this year there is some exciting news for wine and craft beer drinkers. North Carolina Commissioner, Steve Troxler, announced Tuesday, Aug. 29 at the Kickoff to N.C. Wine month event, that for the first time, the State Fair will allow flights of craft beer and wine to be purchased. And, on more exciting news, they are building a new facility, the Our State Public House at Heritage Circle, sponsored by Our State magazine. The new location will include 40 breweries and 40 wineries from across the state. So no more hiking over to the Horse complex to sample wine or beer, although there will still be some available for sampling only at this location. 

Each wine or beer tasting flight will contain four samples – wine will be 1.5 oz. each and beer will be 4 oz. Tickets are $10 and will be sold from noon until 8:30 p.m. One ticket per person and IDs will be checked.

We were so excited to hear this news and looks like we'll be heading to the State Fair again this year after all. The new Public House is a partnership between N.C. Craft Brewers Guild and the N.C. Wine and Grape Council.