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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014

CONTACT:

Jim Knight, manager
Got to Be NC Festival

919-818-9059

Got to Be NC Festival seeks antique tractors, vendors, musicians

Festival to be held May 16-18 at State Fairgrounds

Got to Be NC Festival logoRALEIGH — Space is still available for farm-equipment hobbyists, musicians and food vendors wanting to take part in the Got to Be NC Festival May 16-18 at the State Fairgrounds.

Organizers are looking for collectors of antique tractors and farm equipment to join a display of more than 1,000 pieces of machinery. Tractors in working order also can participate in the daily tractor parade through the fairgrounds. Participation is free, but pre-registration is required.

The festival also will host a bluegrass band competition Saturday, May 17. The winning band will earn $500 in prize money plus a guaranteed paid spot to perform at the 2014 N.C. State Fair and PreddyFest 2014. The second-place finisher will receive $250, and $125 will be awarded for third place. Competition is open to all amateur bluegrass bands from North Carolina, but is limited to the first eight bands to register.

There also are a few spots available for independent vendors and concessionaires at the festival. Applications for food vendors are due by April 1.

Registration forms and vendor applications are online at www.gottobencfestival.com.

The Got to Be NC Festival is a family-friendly event that highlights the best of North Carolina agriculture. Visitors can roam through the antique farm equipment, sample and purchase locally made products at the Got to Be NC Food, Wine & Beer Expo, enjoy the excitement of the carnival and relax to live music on an outdoor stage.

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