State Fair Adventurer Scavenger Hunts helps make the fair an educational experience

The N.C. State Fair Scavenger Hunt takes kids on a fun journey of discovery.
The N.C. State Fair Scavenger Hunt takes kids on a fun journey of discovery.

Calling all elementary, middle and high school students – the fair makes it easy to turn your field trip to the fair into an educational one. The State Fair Adventurer Scavenger Hunts allow students and their teachers or parents to learn a little about the state while at the fair. Once completed, students can turn in their answers and receive a State Fair Adventurer Ribbon.

“Each year we try to include new booths and questions on the annual hunt,” said Kent Yelverton, fair manager. “Locations like the Flower Show, N.C. Forest Service and N.C. Wildlife Resources Commision are always excited to participate.”

Sample Questions:

Elementary School Edition: What two crops do pigs love to eat most? (The answer is at the N.C. Pork Council Booth)

Middle School Edition: Many states have a designated state bird, tree, flower, etc. North Carolina does, too, including a state soil. What is it named? (The answer is at the N.C. Soil and Water Conservation booth)

High School Edition: In what year was the North Carolina State Highway Patrol founded and what necessitated its creation? (The answer is at the N.C. State Highway Patrol Exhibit)

The scavenger hunt will take students to 10 different locations on the fairgrounds. Signs or exhibit staff at these locations that will provide answers. Teachers can request an answer key. Students can turn in completed scavenger hunts at the information booth in the front of the Agri Supply Expo Center to collect their ribbon.

For more tips on how to plan a fair field trip check out our education link and insider tips.

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On the blog I go by Fun House (AKA Heather Overton). At the Fair you'll find me checking out the blue ribbon winners or hanging out in Heritage Circle. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite part of the Fair, but I can tell you one thing I hate - leaving it on the last day. I can't wait for opening day!

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