From Greensboro, Durham, Chapel Hill, or RDU Airport:
I-40 East into Raleigh
Exit Wade Avenue, Exit #289
First Exit Edwards Mill Road
From Richmond, Petersburgh, Virginia Area:
95 South to I-85 South to US 1 South to Raleigh
I-440 Outer Beltline
Exit Wade Avenue, Exit #4-B
Second Exit Edwards Mill Road
From Edwards Mill Road:
You will pass the Arena/Stadium Complex on the left. Proceed to the intersection of Edwards Mill and Trinity Road. Take a left at the stoplight onto Trinity Road. The State Fairgrounds Horse Complex and Gate 9 can be accessed from Trinity Road. Additional Gates can be accessed by turning right ontoYouth Center Road or Blue Ridge Road, and then from Hillsborough Street.
From I-40/Wade Avenue:
if you miss Edwards Mill Road, you can take the next exit, Blue Ridge Road. Take a right at top of ramp. The fairgrounds is located at the intersection of Blue Ridge and Trinity Road (second light from exit ramp). Hunt Horse Complex and Gate 9 are located off Trinity Road, Gates 10 and 11 from Blue Ridge Road, Gates 12, 1, and 2 are from Hillsborough Street, Gates 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are from Youth Center (connector road between Trinity and Hillsborough).
To get to the Expo Building please follow these driving directions:
1. Drive west on Trinity Road and make a left into Gate/Entrance 9.
2. Once you have passed through the fence, take an immediate right behind the Martin Building.
3. Follow the road around and up the hill to the Expo building located on the right.
Please note: due to construction, wayfinding signs on site are not very visible/obvious. We have added "The Franchise Show" signage at Entrance 9 to help you find your way. All other entrances are currently closed.
Click here for a map of the Fairgrounds