100 days until the Fair


Can you believe it? 265 days down, and only 100 to go until the 2008 State Fair. To celebrate, here’s a look at some of the other numbers associated with the state’s biggest gathering of food, rides, animals and N.C. agriculture. . .

9 – Gate number where you’ll find the racing pigs

11 days (as of this year!) long

25 cents – The admission to the Fair in 1853

60 – Years of the Folk Festival

120 decibels – The noise level of screaming fans during Dorton Arena concerts

155 – years since the first Fair

$70 billion – The amount of money the N.C. agriculture industry contributes every year to the state’s economy

About Cotton Candy

Karlie Justus - blogged for the 2008 / 2009 N.C. State Fairs. This is her bio from 2009: When I'm not blogging for the N.C. State Fair, I go by Karlie Justus--but Cotton Candy suits me just fine. My earliest memories of the Fair are of the times my parents would bring my brother and I up from Asheville, N.C. for a double dose of the Fair and a N.C. State football game. Fast-forward two decades later, and I'm a public information officer for the deep fried celebration whose must-see Fair attractions include the giant pumpkins, decorated cakes and deep fried Oreos.

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