Got a blog? Enter to be the first Deep-Fried Ambassador


Picture this RSS symbol deep-fried, on a stick.

Are you a blogger and think you’ve got what it takes to be an honorary member of the Deep-Fried N.C. State Fair crew?

No, we’re not looking to dunk you in grease or put you on a stick. But we are looking for a local blogger who loves the Fair and wants the ultimate behind-the-scenes-scoop: the chance to attend our pre-Fair media lunch, where each year we introduce journalists to the newest and latest foods, entertainers, information and fun the N.C. State Fair has to offer.

We’ll have a catered lunch, N.C. State Fair artists and entertainers, a speaker lineup and one of the deep-fried vendors with samples of a surprise deep-fried dish. You’ll be able to tweet/blog/Brightkite/text/Facebook/etc. about the lunch, and we’ll also give you a Family Fun Pack with four tickets, State Fair poster, bumper sticker and tie-dye T-shirt. The winning blogger will also be able to bring one friend.

Any North Carolina blogger 18 years or older is eligible. Here’s what you do:

  • Publish a post on your blog about why you love the N.C. State Fair and why you would make a great Deep-Fried State Fair Ambassador. Be sure you let us know how to contact you via e-mail.
  • Once you publish the post, do one of three things:
  • Deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 2. We will send the winning blogger an e-mail on Monday, Oct. 5, when we announce the 2009 Deep-Fried State Fair Ambassador here on our blog, Facebook and Twitter.

Good luck!

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.


  1. Why do I love the NC State Fair? This will be my first visit.

    Am I qualified? Yes. I have worked as a Brand Ambassador for several other national campaigns including brands like Nike, LG, and Pepperidge Farm.

  2. I love the atmosphere of the fair, familes and friends together enjoying themselves, puts a smile on your face. it’s wonderful to walk up and down and smell all the wonderful foods(and sample as much as you can). play some games. and even check out the exhibits. it’s all part of making new and wonderful memories year after year. I LOVE THE NC STATE FAIR!!

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  4. I have been going to the state fair all my life and would love to be a blogger.i love all the happy faces at the fair,the children faces oh the smiles when they get on the rides.

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