The FIRST EVER Deep Fried Tweetup will also happen at this year's NC State Fair on October 22nd! Join us! And... if you're coming, look for me when you go get Ham Biscuits at the Cary Methodist Booth (near Dorton Arena)! Steve and I will be working at least 6 shifts! TONS of FUN!
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NC State Fair-with a City Girl's View
NC State Fair with a city girl's view. We became North Carolinians in 1995 and it was soon after that I was approached by neighbor from Tennessee about attending the NC State Fair. State Fair? I'm a city girl originally form Cleveland, Ohio. A week later I found myself going with my neighbor Kim with four kids in tow.
We bypassed the rides and games, apparently the real NC State Fair is all about the animals and exhibits. The first thing that struck me was the families bunking with their animals and grooming them for the shows. We watched a pig show, applauded as one pig was awarded a Blue Ribbon. Then the auction. I didn't understand. Why were they auctioning their prize winning animal that they just spent days bunking with and grooming? With a wink and a smile Kim said, "Why do you think they came to the NC State Fair, and how did you think the pig was going home?" In its crate with the Blue Ribbon pinned to its chest would have been my first guess, apparently not! This city girl had an eye-opening experience that day.
As the years passed Kim and I made the NC State Fair an yearly event. We entered our Girl Scout Troop projects in the Arts and Crafts exhibits. Several girls won ribbons. My daughter Kelsey won two Blue Ribbons for hand-made jewelry. I even caught the fever and took Third Place for a hand cut wool hooked rug I entered in 2004. That year Kim won Best in Show for her rug.
Now the kids are grown and they attend the NC State Fair on their own with friends. Kim and I are left to reminisce. Maybe someday we'll take the grand kids.
Whether you're going to theNC State Fairwith a City Girl's View or you're a regular enjoy the fried.....everything!
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