Overheard at the State Fair

“You need a turkey leg, caramel apple and what else?”

About Merrie Go Round

Merrie Go Round is the midway alter-ego of Andrea Ashby, who has officially spent 252 days during the past 24 years at the N.C. State Fair. That's perfect attendance in case you were wondering. In addition to promoting the Fair, looking for untold Fair stories and working on various special events, I also spend a great deal of time roaming the grounds taking photos for the Website and State Fair publications. I like to keep my eyes and ears posted for the unusual and different things that make the State Fair such a great celebration of North Carolina people, traditions and history. I look forward to sharing with you the things I come across on my journey.


  1. I need to find the Bingo tent… it’s not by the pig race. Where is it!?!? 🙂

  2. Yummmm…. can’t wait to see you all tomorrow for dinner, Heidi, and LADY A!!!!!


    (Can you tell how excited I am?)

    Shoot me an email if any of you are around for Lady A tomorrow, I’d love to say “Hi!” in person – ncsulilwolf@gmail.com.

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