Returning for 2018, visitors to the N.C. State Fair will be able to purchase flights of beer and wine to sample.
Beverages will be available in the Our State Public House in Heritage Circle. Sponsored by Our State magazine, the Public House will showcase dozens of breweries, wineries, and cideries from across North Carolina. Daily offerings will include several different styles of craft beer, wine, and cider, including award-winning examples of each.
Patrons of the Our State Public House will be able to choose from two servings of wine, cider, or beer -- wine servings are 3 ounces each, and each beer or cider sample will be 8 ounces. Tickets cost $10 each and will be sold from noon to 10 p.m. There is a limit of one ticket per person. IDs will be checked at the door, and no one under 21 will be admitted.
This popular attraction is a partnership with the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild and the N.C. Wine and Grape Council. The Guild will use a portion of the proceeds for research and marketing benefiting North Carolina’s craft beer industry. North Carolina is home to 280 craft breweries and 185 wineries.