Behind the scenes with…Letrice Vines, commercial space administrator

The N.C. State Fair kicks off in a few months, but there’s a ton of preparation already in motion. We’ll bring you behind-the-scenes interviews with fairgrounds employees working to bring you “A Whole Lotta Happy” when the gates open Thursday, Oct. 15.

Food is the No. 1 reason people come to the State Fair, a fact Letrice Vines knows well. As commercial space administrator, Letrice chooses and coordinates each and every vendor for the Fair, including the folks behind your favorite crazy-creative deep-fried creations.

After the exhibitor application deadline on July 1, Letrice is tasked with combing through each application to decide which new booths will join the tried-and-true favorites you see each year. On top of that, she also manages all of the lost and found items left on the fairgrounds during the Fair.

Check out GreenThing’s interview with Letrice to find out a little more about what she’s busy with right now, as well as the deep-fried food she would love to see at the Fair.

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About Cotton Candy

Karlie Justus - blogged for the 2008 / 2009 N.C. State Fairs. This is her bio from 2009: When I'm not blogging for the N.C. State Fair, I go by Karlie Justus--but Cotton Candy suits me just fine. My earliest memories of the Fair are of the times my parents would bring my brother and I up from Asheville, N.C. for a double dose of the Fair and a N.C. State football game. Fast-forward two decades later, and I'm a public information officer for the deep fried celebration whose must-see Fair attractions include the giant pumpkins, decorated cakes and deep fried Oreos.

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  1. MM, everything is better deep fried.

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