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Marriott International

October 08, 2014 17:19 ET

Hotel in Raleigh, NC Offers Location Just 3 Miles From the N.C. State Fair

Don't Miss the Games, Food and Fun at This Year's Fair, October 16th to the 26th

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2014) - Nothing says fall like a good state fair, and The N.C. State Fair isn't just good -- it's the largest in the state. From October 16th through the 26th, the family-friendly fair will take over the NC State Fairgrounds just 3 miles from this pet-friendly Raleigh hotel.

In addition to familiar rides and attractions, including bumper cars, a tilt-a-whirl, carousel, haunted mansion and tea cups, The N.C. State Fair offers exhibits, food, entertainment and a nightly fireworks show, all just minutes from this hotel in Raleigh, NC.

In the Antique Farm Machinery exhibit, visitors can take a closer look at more than a dozen tractors from the 1930s to 50s, an old milk bottle display and vintage farming tools. At the Flower & Garden Show, beauty is in full bloom with competitions featuring perennial and annual flowers, potted plants and scented herbs. Themed gardens illustrate artistic flair, and more than 90 demonstrations from experts will offer advice on pumpkin carving, plant care and more. Those who prefer to raise a glass than learn about grass should head to the Got to Be NC Wine and Craft Beer exhibit, featuring 12 rotating state wineries and breweries.

After spending time on the rides, visitors should stop to check out the fair's live entertainment, ranging from a one-man band and a juggler to Kenyan acrobats and a sports stunt show. Musical entertainment is also featured every day, and includes bluegrass bands and country music acts. Competitions have been a part of fairs since their inception, and The N.C. State Fair honors that tradition with a variety of its own. General competitions feature everything from photography and cake decorating to cheese and clothing, while livestock and horse competitions offer a glimpse at the past with goats, sheep and cattle hoping to win best in show.

After a day at the fair, head back to this hotel near downtown Raleigh, where a comfy bed and flat-screen TV offer a relaxing evening. While free breakfast is served each morning, guests can use the evening to explore nearby dining options, offering steak, seafood, Pan-Asian, Brazilian, Mexican and a variety of other cuisines. 

About the Fairfield Inn & Suites Raleigh Crabtree Valley
Exceptional value and exceptional service are included with every stay at this hotel near PNC Arena, Crabtree Valley Mall, the NC State Fairgrounds and downtown Raleigh. Spacious guest rooms and suites make it easy to balance work and downtime with free Wi-Fi, a desk, coffee/tea maker, 37-inch LCD TV and cozy bedding. A fitness center and outdoor seasonal pool offer great ways to start the day, followed by a complimentary hot breakfast buffet with choices such as scrambled eggs, sausage and oatmeal, plus favorites including fresh fruit and yogurt. Located near business destinations including IBM, State Farm Insurance and NC State University, the hotel is a convenient choice for meetings and events, and offers two spaces that can host up to 40 guests.

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