Celebrate North Carolina’s military on Military Appreciation Day Oct. 19

The Military Appreciation Day Parade will be held at 11 a.m. on the main midway and through Kiddieland.

The N.C. State Fair will celebrate members of the U.S. Military for their contributions to keeping our country safe on Military Appreciation Day, Wednesday, Oct. 19. As part of this tribute there will be several activities for fairgoers to participate in. Here’s a look at the deals and activities planned. Free pins The first 3,000 people through the gates on Military Appreciation Day will receive a military appreciation pin. Military Appreciation Parade The parade will feature a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, a World War II-era torpedo, the N.C. Patriot Guard and more. The parade kicks off on the main carnival midway…

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New military price salutes current and former service members

The N.C. State Fair is saluting members of the military with a new discounted admission price for service members. The past five years or so, the fair has offered free admission to active-duty members of the military and their families on Military Appreciation Day, which is held on Wednesday during the fair. While the gesture was appreciated by service members, we were asked to consider changing the policy for two reasons. One, it’s hard for military families to get to Raleigh on a weekday, and two, the policy omitted retired service members. So we are changing the policy in response…

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