Q&As about NC Ag Awareness Day at the Legislature
Parking and shuttles
How can I travel to Raleigh to celebrate NC Ag Awareness Day?
- The N.C. Farm Bureau is organizing buses from across the state. Contact your local Farm Bureau office to find a park and ride location near you.
- You can also drive to Raleigh. Parking downtown near the Legislative Building is limited and parking fees vary.
- Drive to the State Fairgrounds for hassle-free parking and ride one of our free shuttles to the event.
I'm planning to park at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Where should I park to be close to the shuttle?
- Shuttles will leave from the Expo Center. There is plenty of free parking around the building. Directions to the N.C. State Fairgrounds
What time will the shuttles run?
- Shuttles will begin running from the Expo Center at the Fairgrounds at 9 a.m. Shuttles will run every 30 minutes, or as needed. The last shuttle will leave downtown Raleigh at 3 p.m.
What time will the speeches begin and where?
- Speeches are set to begin at 11 a.m. on Bicentennial Plaza, between the Capitol Building and the Legislative Building. (see map of downtown Raleigh)
Who is taking part in the Rally at the Capitol?
- Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and other state leaders are all scheduled to take part.
Should I make an appointment with my legislators? If so, how do I make an appointment?
- Yes, we encourage you to contact your legislators ahead of time to schedule an appointment. Visit the Who Represents Me page on the legislative website to find contact information for your senator and representative. If you need it, we will have a handout with an overview of talking points available when you arrive at the State Fairgrounds or the Legislative Building.
- Exhibits will be located in the Legislative Building.
Will there be available restrooms once we arrive in Raleigh?
- Restrooms will be available in the Expo Center at the fairgrounds and inside the Legislative Building downtown. The downtown area museums will also be open.
Is the Legislative Complex accessible to persons with disabilities?
- Yes, both the Legislative Building and the Legislative Office Building are accessible. Please visit this link for more information.
Where can I eat lunch?
- A basic bag lunch (BBQ sandwich, chips, dessert, water) will be available for participants after the rally. Thanks to our partners for providing this food!
- There are also more than 130 restaurants in downtown Raleigh, many of which are within walking distance of the Legislative Building. You can also take the free R-Line circulator bus to get to many of the restaurants.
How else can I generate awareness on NC Ag Awareness Day?
- Invite your local newspaper to join your organization at the event.
- Share your thoughts, photos and experience on your social media sites using the hashtag, #NCAgDay.
- Invite others to join us on #NCAGDay via Social Media.