Fair season is coming!

Yep, we’re getting excited in the State Fair Press Office. State Fair planning is well underway…with a great concert line-up that we can’t wait to tell you about. (Look for the concert lineup to be announced in early July.) The theme will be unveiled very soon, and we are excited to be getting started working within those parameters for our media planning.

Yesterday, I spent some time going through last year’s fair photos. All the food pics made me hungry and looking forward to this year’s Fair. I also spent some time looking through photos on Facebook where we’ve been tagged in your photos. It’s always interesting to see the Fair through someone else’s perspective and to see new angles on what can become the “same-old, same-old” for us. I can’t wait to get out on the Midway and take night photos of Powers’ Great American Midway’s Vortex ride…the LED lightshow makes for incredible night shots…I never knew!

For fair food, I don’t have to wait long. The Alamance County Fair in Burlington kicks off the 2009 fair season when it opens its gates this afternoon and runs through Sunday. I’ve been wanting a caramel apple ever since going through photos yesterday. Maybe I’ll make a trip to Burlington this weekend.

If I don’t make it to the county fair, I can whet my fair appetite at the Got to Be NC Ag Festival coming to Raleigh at the end of the month (May 29-31, to be exact). This doesn’t qualify as an ‘agricultural fair,’ since we aren’t having blue-ribbon competitions, but most of the other trappings of a fair will be present. There’s gonna be plenty of food, carnival rides, food, entertainment, food, and plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Oh, and did I mention food? Take a look at the festival’s blog for more information about the great entertainment like the World’s Strongest Redneck, the Fiber Fair, Carolina Pig Jig, the Harley parade, tractor show, draft mule pull and MORE! Looks like a great time. Admission is free, so you can’t beat that!

WRAL blogger, Tara Calashain, also mentioned the Got to Be NC Ag Festival. Check out what she’s got to say by going to the WRAL State Fair Blog.

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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