On the east side of the fairgrounds, there are three large tents where you can sample hush puppies and specialty sauces, learn about our state’s growing green industry and even plant a sunflower to take home with you. The Got to Be NC Agriculture tent, Green NC tent and Seed Survivor exhibit are must-see destinations for families at the Fair.
In the Got to Be NC tent, located outside the Kerr Scott Building, fairgoers can sample and purchase food from North Carolina vendors selling everything from ice cream to barbecue sauce.
The Green NC tent is located just inside Gate 11. The interactive tent features displays and presentations from GoTriangle, the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, N.C. State University and more. You can complete the Green NC scavenger hunt, and win a free N.C. State Fair T-shirt. On the front porch, fairgoers can even help decorate a custom rain barrel with their favorite part of the Fair.
Seed Survivor, a traveling exhibit new to the Fair, can be entered through Green NC, or inside the Gate 12 entrance. The exhibit includes interactive games that teach children of all ages how seeds grow into plants. Children also can plant a sunflower seed and take it home with them to grow into a full plant.
There are hundreds of tents to explore at the 2010 N.C. State Fair, and this is the last weekend to do it. Don’t forget to use the food and exhibit finder on our website, or download the N.C. State Fair app for your iPhone or Android device, to plan your final weekend at the Fair.