2 months away: Time to focus

Last week, I heard a great description of my job from a friend of mine. She was trying to explain to some out-of-state friends that in North Carolina, people stay excited about the State Fair all year long. According to her, our job is not about getting people excited about the fair; they already are. Instead, our job is about helping people focus on what they want to do this year at the fair. I really like that description.

So, with just two months left between now and the start of the 2011 N.C. State Fair, it’s time to focus. Here are some things to think about when planning your trip to the fair:

  • Are you entering a premium book competition this year? If so, it’s time to check out the premium book and make some decisions. Online registration is now available, and the deadline for some entries starts Sept. 10.
  • Have you secured your seats for a Dorton Arena concert? If not, you better hurry. Tickets are available online, and many of the floor seats are already full.
  • Do you want to save money? The best way to save is to buy tickets early. An early bird special is available, and you can earn up to free 3 tickets if you buy by Sept. 28.
  • Trying to figure out an environmentally friendly way to get to the fair? Check out the bus and train information to plan your trip.
  • Planning a field trip for your school or youth group? Don’t forget to check out our Educational Resources page for FAQs and scavenger hunt information.
  • Are you social? Like our fan page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to the blog to keep up with all the latest news about the fair.

Let us know if you need any other information to plan your trip to the N.C. State Fair. We want you to be able to focus on the fun, not worry about the details, when you’re in Raleigh this October. The N.C. State Fair runs Oct. 13-23 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. More information is available at www.ncstatefair.org.

About Bearded Lady

Paul Jones blogged for the 2009-2012 N.C. State Fairs. Here's his bio from 2009: Paul Jones, here (a.k.a. Bearded Lady). I love the N.C. State Fair. I love the rides, I love the food, but my favorite part of the Fair is the displays of the unusual. The two-headed snake, the world’s smallest woman, the world’s tallest horse and the list goes on. Originally from South Carolina, I hope that I can bring a different perspective to this blog as I shed light on some of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, aspects of this year’s Fair.

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