The NC State Fair’s successful foray into beer and wine means they’ll be back

When it comes to alcohol, there’s no getting the cork back in the bottle at the NC State Fair.

After the debut of beer and wine at last year’s fair, you better believe breweries and wineries are back this year.

Last year, attendees could grab a drink for the first time in the more than 150-year history of the North Carolina State Fair. The experiment in serving alcohol at the fair proved to be wildly popular, with around 20,000 people stopping by for a tipple, said fair spokesperson Sarah Ray.

“It was awesome,” Ray said. “They were very busy on the weekends. They were very stoked, very excited with the turnout.”

This year’s fair is Oct. 11-21 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

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