On-the-Spot Competitions are back with more events than ever at the NC State Fair

Good news fairgoers! Based on the popularity of the On-the-Spot Competitions at the fair, we’ve decided to ramp up the variety of events to give visitors an opportunity for daily participation. Although these competitions don’t come with money rewards, they do come with ribbons and bragging rights!

Competitions were chosen based on their success and popularity at other fairs. “Many fairs host an on-the-spot event where visitors can compete, well, on the spot,” said John Buettner, competitive exhibits director. “Winners of these competitions take home a ribbon, bragging rights, and sometimes the item they were using to compete, such as in the Cookie Decorating Competition. We’ve hosted a handful of on-the-spot competitions for the last few years, and they have been popular. We are excited to expand the competitions and allow even more participation.”

On-the-Spot Cookie Decorating Competition

On-the-Spot Cookie Decorating Competition

The most anticipated event this year at the fair is the Rubber Chicken Flinging Competition. The clash will involve tiny, rubber chickens being thrown with a slingshot. Competitions will be held numerous days throughout the fair.

Visitors can register to participate on site at the fair by adding their name to the sign-up sheet for the specific competition of interest. Names will then be put into a bowl and randomly selected to determine who will take part in the competition. Sign-ups for the competitions will be available throughout the day up until an hour before each competition begins.

Interested in participating in one of the competitions? Check out the schedule below.

Cookie Stacking Friday, Oct. 12 5-5:30 p.m. 4 year old – Kindergarten
6-6:30 p.m. 1st – 5th grade
7-7:30 p.m. 6th – 8th grade
8-8:30 p.m. 9th – 12th grade
Rubber Chicken Flinging Saturday, Oct. 13 4-4:30 p.m. 4 year old – Kindergarten
5-5:30 p.m. 1st – 5th grade
6-6:30 p.m. 6th – 8th grade
7-7:30 p.m. 9th – 12th grade
Team Cake Decorating Saturday, Oct. 13 2-3 p.m.

 

Rubber Chicken Flinging Sunday, Oct. 14 10-10:30 a.m. 4 year old – Kindergarten
11-11:30 a.m. 1st – 5th grade
Noon-12:30 p.m. 6th – 8th grade
1-1:30 p.m. 9th – 12th grade

 

 

Brain Freeze – Ice Cream Eating Sunday, Oct. 14 4-4:30 p.m. 4 year old – Kindergarten
5-5:30 p.m. 1st – 5th grade
6-6:30 p.m. 6th – 8th grade
7-7:30 p.m. 9th – 12th grade
8-8:30 p.m. Adults (18+)
Rubber Chicken Flinging Tuesday, Oct. 16 10 a.m. Seniors (65+)
Noon Seniors (65+)
2 p.m. Seniors (65+)
Cookie Stacking Tuesday, Oct. 16 7-8 p.m. Any Age
Milk Moo-stache Wednesday, Oct. 17 10-10:30 a.m. 4 year old – Kindergarten
10:30-11 a.m. 1st – 5th grade
11-11:30 a.m. 6th – 8th grade
11:30 a.m.- Noon 9th – 12th grade
Sugar Cube Building Wednesday, Oct. 17 2-3 p.m. 4 year old – Kindergarten
3-4 p.m. 1st – 5th grade
4-5 p.m. 6th – 8th grade
5-6 p.m. 9th – 12th grade
Cookie Decorating Thursday, Oct. 18 2-3 p.m. 4 year old – Kindergarten
3:30-4:30 p.m. 1st – 5th grade
5-6 p.m. 6th – 8th grade
6:30-7:30 p.m. 9th – 12th grade
Milk Moo-stache Friday, Oct. 19 1-2 p.m. Any Age
Rubber Chicken Flinging Friday, Oct. 19 4-4:30 p.m. 4 year old – Kindergarten
5-5:30 p.m. 1st – 5th grade
6-6:30 p.m. 6th – 8th grade
7-7:30 p.m. 9th – 12th grade
8-8:30 p.m. Adults (18+)
Sugar Cube Building Saturday, Oct. 20 2-3 p.m. 4 year old – Kindergarten
3-4 p.m. 1st – 5th grade
4-5 p.m. 6th – 8th grade
5-6 p.m. 9th – 12th grade
6-7 p.m. Adults (18+)
Rubber Chicken Flinging Saturday, Oct. 20 7:30-8:30 p.m. Any Age
Rubber Chicken Flinging Sunday, Oct. 21 10-11 a.m. Any Age
Cookie Stacking Sunday, Oct. 21 11:30-12:30 p.m. Any Age
Brain Freeze – Ice Cream Eating Sunday, Oct. 21 4-5 p.m. 4 year old – Kindergarten
5-6 p.m. 1st – 5th grade
6-7 p.m. 6th – 8th grade
7-8 p.m. 9th – 12th grade

 

About Fried Oreo

On the blog I go by Fried Oreo (AKA Emily Hughes). At the Fair, you'll find me checking out the live music or hanging out in Heritage Circle. My absolute favorite part of the Fair is getting a taste of all the different kinds of food! Counting down the days until it all begins!

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