Take the Selfie Challenge!

Pics or it didn’t happen! The Selfie Challenge is part scavenger hunt and part photo contest. Can you find all 14 items? Participation is easy: Visit the N.C. State Fair Snap a selfie with each listed item Upload your selfies to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and include  #ncstatefair  in the caption Some items will be harder than others. You’ll have to check the daily schedule for Casey’s appearances at Casey’s Clubhouse. The stilt walkers are a roving act, so keep an eye out around the Flower and Garden Show. Be prepared to stay up late to snap the last item, as fireworks…

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The Newsboys return to Dorton Arena

With lyrics like “God’s not dead, He’s surely alive/He’s living on the inside, roaring like a lion,” the Newsboys don’t try to sugar coat the fact that they are a contemporary Christian rock band. But make no mistake, they are a rock band.  The band is in the middle of the We Believe Tour, and coming off the success of the movie, “God’s Not Dead,” that features their hit song of the same title. Personally, I’ve been a Newsboys fan since seeing them at Campbell University in 1994, just before their Going Public album came out, and shortly after Jeff…

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Tips for shooting the fireworks in their new location

Many people like to end their day at the State Fair watching the fireworks over the midway. Some even bring cameras to capture the moment. Photographers who want to capture fireworks at night will want to know that the fireworks are being shot from a new location this year. Instead of being shot from the small island on the pond, the fireworks are now going off on property on Trinity Road. For perspective on the new site, if you pretend you were looking at a clock in the direction of the old location of the fireworks and the time was…

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Day one in photos

The first day of the 2011 Got to Be NC Festival has been a lot of fun. Here are some photos from today’s activities. There is still plenty to eat, see and do tonight at the festival, and gates will be open until midnight. Gate admission, parking and grandstand events are free, so don’t forget to come out Saturday and Sunday for even more fun. You can download a complete schedule of activities at www.ncagfest.com, and keep up with festival updates on Facebook, Twitter or the Got to Be NC Festival blog.

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Tag your Flickr photos as ‘NC State Fair’

The N.C. State Fair is on Flickr, and we recently created a specific “NCStateFair” tag page and “NCStateFair” group for fair visitors to tag their favorite Fair photos. We’ll tag the photos we take during the Fair with “ncstatefair” (one word) and also include them in this group. We invite you to do the same, as we’ll be awarding daily “Best Pic” prizes during the Fair to especially interesting, creative and fun Fair photos. To find us, click on the link above or go to the “Groups” at the top of the Flickr site and search “nc state fair.” Once…

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