Jean-Marie Odom is a self-professed list maker. We blogged about her food list from last year and she promised to send us her account. Lucky for us, she’s expanded her lists to include all the free things you can do, get and eat at the Fair. Read her exhaustive list here (her blog, accounting for dealies, is a cool site for penny pinchers in general), and stay tuned for her latest food diary.

Kerr Scott Building

  • LuMill Vineyard from Dublin NC – Muscadine Grape Cider Slushi sample (this was one of the best things I ingested at the fair!)
  • Triple Berry Spin Jam sample on a saltine – LuMill Vineyard
  • Raleigh Police Dept – Sticker badge and notepad
  • Honey Cotton Candy sample – Bobee’s honey
  • Handfull of Peanuts in the shell – America’s Best Nut Company
  • NC Department of Revenue – A Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop DVD
  • City-County Bureau of Identification – Fingerprint kit, wrist band (orange band that says “crime scene, do not cross”)

Got to Be NC Agriculture tent

  • House Autry free chicken & pork breader
  • House Autry breaded fried chicken sample made with House Autry chicken breader
  • Edible Piedmont Magazine
  • Georges sauces – drink coozie, samples of their hot, original and special BBQ sauce
  • hot apple cider sample

  • Lilly’s Maple butter sample – tasted like caramel icing
  • Zing sauce sample
  • Fresh Natural peanut butter sample – Mackey’s Ferry Peanuts

Craft & Hobby Building

  • Cham Wow – free small chamie (those things that soak up a gallon of water or something crazy like that)
  • Chocolate fudge sample

Commercial Building

  • Department of Labor – notepad
  • Office of the State Auditor – OSA sticker and notepad
  • Handfull of Veggie Chips – Amish Foods
  • Handfull of kerneless popcorn – Amish Foods
  • Maple Cotton Candy sample
  • Le Bleu water sample in a cone cup
  • NC Division of the Blind – card with Braille Alphabet, cleaning cloth for your glasses
  • NC Secretary of State – ruler, glossy sheet on NC State Government branches
  • Bible Broadcasting Network – coloring book
  • News & Observer – The Chicken Cookbook (a big paperback cookbook with lots of recipes)
  • Red Cross – outlet safety covers
  • Mount Olive Pickles – scratch & sniff pickle stickers (I love these!), chance to win a pickle gift pack by guessing the number of Sweet Gherkins in the jar

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.

One Comment

  1. So I pretty much love all of those tasty choices thanks to my tour of the Ag Festival this past summer 🙂

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