Welcome to Deep Fried @ the N.C. State Fair. We hope you will find some interesting tidbits about one of our favorite subjects -- the North Carolina State Fair! We're gearing up for the 2014 State Fair, Oct. 16-26 and look forward to sharing our behind-the-scenes knowledge with you.

T-shirt winners

Congratulations to Sonja Foust and Dawn Rierson for winning State Fair T-shirts for responding to our post about Favorite Fair Foods! Please send me an e-mail at andrea.ashby@ncagr.gov with your addresses so I can send you your shirt. Wear them with pride ladies!!

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What’s your favorite fair food?

In surveys taken at the Fair, people say again and again and again food is the top reason they come. And they certainly have plenty of options to choose from. Nearly 350 vendors have signed up for 2008 and a few more may be added before gates open Oct. 16. Now mind you, not every vendor is a food vendor, but there are hundreds of food booths to choose from. What the Fair’s most famous for is good old Southern deep-fried fare, the inspiration behind this blog. Seriously, is there any kind of ho-ho or chocolate candy bar that hasn’t…

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