Pickin' and Singin' to Be featured at Got to Be NC Festival

Festival will include carnival, antique farm equipment, fiber fair and more.

Published on: May 5, 2010
It's a country tradition. From barn dances to harvest hoedowns, if you've got music you've got fun. And the 2010 Got to Be NC Festival has music.

Bluegrass pickers, singers and grinners will take to the stage at the NC State Fairgrounds throughout the festival, May 21-23. During all three days of the festival the bluegrass band The Boys From Carolina will perform. They'll be on the stage starting at noon on Friday and Sunday and at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

There will be a special event on Saturday, May 22, at 1 p.m. Ten bands will compete for honors and cash prizes in the Bluegrass Band Competition. The band named champion will take home $500. Runner-up will receive $250 and the band taking the third place price will receive $125.

"Bluegrass music has a strong tradition in North Carolina and we have numerous bands across the state with great talent," says Jim Knight, festival manager. "We're happy to host them here at the festival."

The bluegrass stage will be in the Flower Show area, next to the Pitzer Heritage Circle.

The annual Got to Be NC Festival is sponsored by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Festival admission and parking are free.

Attractions at this year's festival include a carnival, the North Carolina Food Expo, antique farm equipment, a fiber fair and more. Festival hours are 9 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Learn more at www.ncagfest.com.