Superintendent of the Year Sandra Dunbar gets what the fair is all about

One of the cherished parts of the N.C. State is the thousands of competitions and the hundreds of ribbon-winners scattered amongst the grounds and exhibit halls. Each of these areas is run by their own fair superintendent that oversees the categories, judging and display of entries and ribbon winners. Each year the fair awards a superintendent that has gone above and beyond as its Superintendent of the Year. This year, Sandra Dunbar of Wake Forest , superintendent of Handicrafts and Hobbies, was awarded this honor. Commissioner Steve Troxler and Agri Supply President Barry Partlo, who sponsors this award, presented her…

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On the move: LEGOs and more find new homes at the Fair

***This blog has been changed to reflect that Mt. Olive Pickles will not be able to come to the fair this year due to flooding from Hurricane Matthew. Looking for your favorite fair booth or exhibit? Several popular competitive exhibits, as well as many favorite vendors have moved to new locations. The entire hobbies and handicrafts department has moved to the Commercial Building. This department includes wood-working, egg art, LEGOS, scrapbooking and more. “The move gives us more space, including more hanging space, and the exhibits will be able to be displayed properly,” said Denise Walker, director of competitive exhibits….

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