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North Carolina is full of talented people. I know, because I work with a bunch of them. But I can also attest to this fact because of the 13 State Fairs that I’ve experienced. A walk through the Education Building, the fine arts section in the Kerr Scott Building or the Arts & Crafts Building and it’s apparent that there is a “Whole Lotta” talent in this state. The intricate woodwork, amazing Lego creations, beautiful artwork and tiny stitches on quilts and smocked dresses all point to the care that North Carolinians put into their hobbies. Not to mention the…

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Great Idea: Silhouette Invitation

Sometimes Google Alerts are a girl’s best friend. Paperwhites Press’ Pushing the Envelope blog came through my inbox earlier today and surprised me with info about the Fair. (A hard thing to do!) The invitation and stationary design studio, based in Cary, N.C., blogged yesterday about its newest invitation design for a bride (awesome photo from its blog):With the state fair just around the corner, I thought I would post about Kyra and Robert’s awesome silhouette invitation for their upcoming wedding. At last year’s NC state fair, renowned silhouette artist, Karl Johnson – cutarts.com was cutting silhouettes. We were able…

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Sights, Sounds and Smells: Mtn. State Fair, Part I

I mentioned a few posts ago that the corn on the cob cupcakes (which won a blue ribbon, by the way!) had me craving roasted corn. Well, here at the Mtn. State Fair they have deep fried corn on the cob, making our Deep Fried blog very proud. I vote to bring this to the State Fair! The theme of “Best of the West” was used here in one of the 4-H club displays in Davis Arena. I couldn’t resist putting up NCSU’s Mr. Wuf decked out in chaps and holsters. These four vegetables are “fraternal quadruplets,” meaning they all…

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