50 days away

The 2012 N.C. State Fair starts in 50 days. Are you excited yet?

In case you’ve been competing in the Olympics, cheating on your co-star or watching continuous coverage of sharks, and haven’t heard we’re just 50 days away from the 2012 N.C. State Fair. We’re so close you can almost smell the cotton candy and turkey legs.

A few years back, we compiled a list of the top 100 experiences at the N.C. State Fair. The list included all our favorites and not-to-be-missed attractions. This year, we turned to our awesome fans on Facebook to see what they love about the fair. Here’s what they came up with. Do you see your favorite part of the fair?

50 Reasons Why the N.C. State Fair is a Bumper Crop of Fun (in no particular order)

  1. Roasted Corn – Tina Bennett
  2. Honey Sticks – Kelly Allen Young
  3. Dancing – Kennedy Olivia Fowle
  4. Wisconsin Cheese – Patti Herold Mitchell
  5. “Walking around in the fresh air eating chocolate covered marshmallows.” – Joy A. Goode
  6. Tractor Pull – Stephanie Kenner Hairr
  7. Horse Show – JayKim Foushee
  8. People Watching – Yvette Deanne
  9. Maple Cotton Candy – Whitney Corn
  10. “All the free stuff you receive from all the booths” – Kayla Snell
  11. Pig Races – Lynne Poindexter
  12. Fireworks – Mary Jane Wiethe
  13. Chocolate Covered Peanuts – Lori Crabtree
  14. N.C. Honey – Mary Krabacher
  15. “The food. The noise. The smells. The animals. What’s not to like?” – Pamela King Waggoner
  16. Fudge – Buddy Warden
  17. Carnival Games – Malcolm McGregor
  18. Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick – Jimmy Dean
  19. Tobacco Tying Contest – Amy Hinson
  20. “Definitely eating food by the firepit while listening to bluegrass music” – Chase Parrish
  21. The Smell -Rachel French
  22. The Last Day – James Maguire
  23. The Atmosphere – Rod Jones
  24. Cake Competition – Jen Frazier
  25. “I would say the rides, the water gun games and the time I get to spend with Clive A Bernard!!!” – Abby L Jensen
  26. Livestock Shows – Donna Rose Lamm
  27. Baby Chicks – Rebecca DiSandro
  28. Apple Cider – Jen Frazier
  29. Village of Yesteryear – Nancy Armisto
  30. Cows – Robert Ligon
  31. Flower and Garden Show – Amber Smith Wallace
  32. Rajun Cajun Food – Chris Wrenn
  33. Mini donuts – Amy Reynolds
  34. Barefoot Footlong Hot Dog – Ellen Hale Pace
  35. “The food. The animals. I just love the fair!” – Chris Hester
  36. Al’s Fries – Daniel Clowers
  37. N.C. State Ice Cream Booth – Cindy Block
  38. Riding the Tram – Terri Carroll
  39. Landscape Competition – Kermit Hines
  40. Maple Cotton Candy – Amy Chapin
  41. “Fireworks, decorated cakes, honey cotton candy and being with my boyfriend enjoying our oh so southern roots together!” – Marcia Sawyer Danchise
  42. Ham Biscuits at the Cary Methodist Booth – Vicki Joyner Thompson
  43. Corn on the Cob – Debbie Webb
  44. Going with my kids – Mary Frazier
  45. Free Hushpuppies – Alyson Scoltock
  46. Chicken tent – David Bissette
  47. Everything – Mudhafar Alfatlawi
  48. Scotty McCreery Concert – Rebecca DiSandro
  49. Lights at Night – Jen Frazier
  50. Elephant Ears – Yvette Deanne

What’s missing? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Start planning your trip to the 2012 N.C. State Fair. Advance tickets are on sale now at www.ncstatefair.org. Take advantage of the Early Bird Special and earn up to three free gate admission tickets. And, don’t forget to stay connected with the fair on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

One Comment

  1. The animals, the fried food and listening to my brother talk….I come down from the DC area.

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