Thanks to everyone who showed up for the 2nd annual Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup at the N.C. State Fair last night. The press office had a great time meeting more than 100 of our social media friends from Twitter and Facebook in real life. We’d like to thank the guys from OurHashtag for helping to plan a great Triangle Tweetup and the guys from TriOut for making the first State Fair scavenger hunt using QR codes a great success.
For those who missed it, the Tweetup featured samplings of some of our favorite Fair foods: deep-fried Chips Ahoy by Murphy House, hush puppies by House Autry Mills, pork samples from N.C. Pork Council and ice cream from Howling Cow. Fair entertainers like Steve Trash wowed the audience with his own brand of eco-magic. Michelle, from Michelle’s Magical Poodles, “trick-or-tweeted” her way through the crowd passing out candy and Al the Artist was drawing caricatures of all our tweeps. Several people test drove the latest My Ford technology on the new Ford Edge, and some even got their flu shot at the Kerr Drug display.
We ended the night with a special Freezerburns Live! event, where frozen food master Gregory Ng compared a corn dog from the Fair with a State Fair brand frozen corn dog. The corn dog from Fair vendor Steven “Flounder” Springs won hands-down. Of course, I think we all knew a fresh Fair corn dog would beat anything frozen.
Click here to watch the recorded stream from the Tweetup or your can watch the Freezerburns show below: