Let the contests begin! The 2009 Premium Book, your source for all information related to the competitions at the N.C. State Fair, is now available. The Premium Book includes rules and regulations, entry deadlines, premiums and judging criteria for hundreds of contests in more than 40 categories.
One new competition this year that we’re particularly excited about is the TXT-O-LYMPIX, a texting challenge of speed and accuracy held on the last Saturday of the Fair. The winner can boast the title of “Fastest State Fair Thumb” for an entire year. If you would rather show off your green thumb, then you should check out the changes to the Flower and Garden category. This year, there is a greater focus on flowers that the average home gardener can grow.
For more information about all the competitions, pick up a copy of the 2009 Premium Book at the State Fair administration office. You can also request a mailed copy or view the Premium Book online at the 2009 N.C. State Fair Web site.