90 days away

A photo of the Scott Building from the 70s.

The 2012 N.C. State Fair starts 90 days from today. To get you excited about the Bumper Crop of Fun coming in October, we thought we’d share this really cool video from the 1970s. It’s part of N.C. State University’s digitization project called Cultivating a Revolution: Science, Technology, and Change in North Carolina Agriculture, 1950-1979.

The video is aerial footage of the fair circa 1973. In the video, you can see construction of the Kerr Scott Building (site of this weekend’s Raleigh Coin Club and Stamp Show), the old livestock buildings and the racetrack, which is now the site of the Midway and Martin Building.

We love sharing old memories of the fair, and look forward to making new ones Oct. 11-21. A lot has changed in 39 years. What do you notice in the video?

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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