Photos from the Fair: 50 years of State Fair fun

Photo of Commissioner Troxler and Tom Vestal

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and retired pastor Tom Vestal met at the State Fair Friday. 2010 marks Vestal's 50th consecutive year visiting the Fair.

Former Raleigh resident Tom Vestal has attended 50 consecutive N.C. State Fairs, beginning in 1960 when he was a freshman at N.C. State University. Vestal, a retired pastor who now splits his time between Yadkin County and Mouth of Wilson, Va., spent a few minutes Friday visiting with Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler in Heritage Circle.

Want to know more about Vestal’s 50 years at the Fair? Check out the WRAL story below.

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Most folks know me as Brian Long, but when it comes to the State Fair blog, I'm Flying Bob. Why Flying Bob? It's one of my favorite carnival rides. Plus, once the fair kicks off, I feel like I'm flying in circles at high speed. (All that's missing is a ride attendant shouting, "Do you wanna go fasterrrrr!") Here at the State Fair Press Office, it's our job to give you as much information about this massive event as possible. That's one of the reasons I enjoy contributing to this blog. I hope you'll enjoy reading it.

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