Barnyard Scramble (And the winner is….)

First Place: Murial the Dairy Queen

It was a tough choice for judges with 19 excellent animals to choose from, but there were 3 stand-outs in the herd. Murial, the Dairy Queen from Apex High School won $1,000 and first place.

Second Place: Javier at the Fair

Second place goes to a chicken decorated by Fuquay-Varina High School. Javier at the Fair won the school $750 for their art program.

Third Place: Ms. Moo

Ms. Moo, a cow decorated by Jesse O. Sanderson High School in Raleigh won third place and $500.

Judges also selected “Corny Carney Carl” by Wakefield High School, “Playin’ Hooky” by Garner Magnet School and an unnamed horse by the N.C. School of Math and Science as honorables.

Don’t forget to go online to vote for your favorite animal or school, by going to and clicking on the “Farm Animal Frenzy” button.

Thanks to Saturn of Cary, Saturn of Chapel Hill-Durham and Saturn of Raleigh for their sponsorships.

About Firecracker

Firecracker (aka Jen Kendrick) Appears as a guest blogger with a special 22-year history with the State Fair. She now works with the N.C. Pork Council, but she still lends a hand in the press office when she can. Thanks, Firecracker!

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