Meet our State Fair Street Team: Deep Fried GRITS!

This year, we opened up our Deep Fried Ambassador contest to a trio of fair fanatics. We received a lot of great entries from families, co-workers and friends. Thanks again to everyone who sent us an entry to become the 2012 State Fair Street Team. In the end, we could only pick one team to represent the fair this year, and that team was Deep Fried GRITS! (Girls Raised in the South).

Deep Fried GRITS! is made up of a mother, Helen,  and her two adult daughters, Annie and Ali. Together they will cover the fair through a blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other online outlets.

For first place, the trio wins:

  • A Bumper Crop of Fun prize pack with T-shirts, posters and any other State Fair swag we can find in our office.
  • Each team member will receive a media badge and parking pass, giving them behind-the-scenes access to the N.C. State Fair.
  • Teams also will be invited to be honorary members of the Deep Fried Crew at the official Media Lunch at the N.C. State Fair, Monday, Oct. 8.

Congratulations to Helen, Annie and Ali. We look forward to working with you this fair.You’ll join the distinguished company of our Deep Fried Ambassadors, Suzanne, Ashlee and Amy.

Thanks again to everyone who entered. We hope you will all share your fair stories with us this year.


About Bearded Lady

Paul Jones blogged for the 2009-2012 N.C. State Fairs. Here's his bio from 2009: Paul Jones, here (a.k.a. Bearded Lady). I love the N.C. State Fair. I love the rides, I love the food, but my favorite part of the Fair is the displays of the unusual. The two-headed snake, the world’s smallest woman, the world’s tallest horse and the list goes on. Originally from South Carolina, I hope that I can bring a different perspective to this blog as I shed light on some of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, aspects of this year’s Fair.


  1. Bummer dude! I was totally hoping to win! Congrats to the winning team! But I’ll still be there and will still be covering it on my blog, so check it out!

  2. Congrats to the GRITS!! Enjoy the awesomeness!! I look forward to your take on this Bumper Crop of Fun!!!

  3. Richard Torrey

    The map on the NC State Fair app is that of Indianapolis Indiana

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