How to be “In the know” about the 2014 NC State Fair

This summer, I was a bit taken aback when I realized that the San Diego County Fair had just ended. And I hadn’t even realized it was going on. That was a big faux pas on my part. My sister-in-law grew up at that fair, and her parents are still heavily involved there. Most importantly, I thought, I follow the fair on Facebook. But none of their posts seemed to make it into my newsfeed over its 18-day run.

That’s when I realized that when the N.C. State Fair starts next month, there is a possibility that a large percentage of our almost 97,000 followers may not even be aware of what’s going on because of Facebook’s algorithms.

Thankfully, if you are a diehard fair fan, there are ways to ensure that you don’t fall into the black hole of information.


Head to our Facebook page and click on the arrow next to the Liked button on our cover photo. Select “Get Notifications.” You can turn this back off whenever you like, but it will ensure that you are notified when we post something new. Never miss a contest or piece of vital information again! If you don’t want to get notifications, be sure to interact with us on Facebook. The more you interact by sharing, liking, commenting and visiting our page, it increases the chances that our posts will end up in your News Feed.



If you follow a lot of Twitter feeds, you may not see our tweets due to sheer volume. This is easily fixed. Browse to our Twitter page and click the settings icon next to the Follow button. Select “Turn on Mobile Notifications” to get a popup message when we post new things to Twitter. You can turn this off at any time as well.



To ensure you receive all the official news from the fair, go to and sign up to receive news via email. We don’t send out a ton of emails, we promise!



Get all the latest information on events, food and rides at your fingertips by downloading the free State Fair App. Search for “NC State Fair” in the iTunes store or Android Marketplace. This keeps all the latest information at your fingertips.

In addition, you can sign up for email or RSS updates from the Deep Fried Blog, follow us on Google+  and Instagram. With all these options, you’re sure to impress your friends with your knowledge about all the goings on at the 2014 N.C. State Fair.

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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