Top five blog posts of 2010

Food, rides and concerts. Those are top reasons people come to the N.C. State Fair, so it’s no surprise that those were our top blog posts. One post in particular caught the attention of a lot of people. On Twitter, Facebook and through Google searches, it was this year’s food sensation that got the most views.

Without further ado, here are the top five posts:

5. Artist Spotlight: Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin

Chances are, if you’ve been to a church recently that has a contemporary worship service, you’re probably familiar with at least one song written by Chris Tomlin. He’s one of the most prolific worship singer/songwriters of the new millenium, producing songs that have been a hit on contemporary Christian radio and in the sanctuary. Some of these songs include “How Great Is Our God,” “Jesus Messiah,” “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone),” and “Our God.” As a matter of fact, according to Christian Copyright Licensing Inc., of the top 25 songs sung in churches, Tomlin has credit on six of them, five in the top 10. …

4. Artist Spotlight: Justin Moore

Justin Moore

Justin Moore will be the last artist to take to the stage in Dorton Arena this year. As matter of fact, he should be finishing up his show around the time the fireworks blast off to signal the end of the 2010 N.C. State Fair. During the show, concertgoers can expect to hear the four Top 40 hits from his self-titled debut that have propelled him into the country music limelight. Listen for “Back that Thing up,” “Small Town USA,” “Backwoods” and “How I Got to Be This Way.” …

3. Ride Report: Fighter debuts in 2010

Do you spend your days at the Fair alternating between deep-fried goodness and stomach-churning rides? Well, this may interest you: Powers Great American Midways, which brought last year’s popular Vertigo ride, recently confirmed the latest ride to grace the midway at the N.C. State Fair. It’s called Fighter. …

2. Artist Spotlight: Darius Rucker

Seeing Darius Rucker on Saturday, Oct. 23, is going to be a like a homecoming. Growing up in South Carolina like I did, everyone knew Hootie and the Blowfish and its frontman. Everyone had a “Hootie” story – one of those stories that goes something like, “My cousin was roommates with the dogsitter of Hootie’s neighbor,” or “I bumped into Hootie in a mosh pit at a house party when I went to USC.” …

1. Krispy Kreme Burger: I can’t believe I ate the whole thing

You should know that we walk a lot during the Fair. On average, around five miles a day. I know that doesn’t make up for what I did today because today I ate a Krispy Kreme bacon cheeseburger. That’s right, a hamburger patty, cheese and bacon between two Krispy Kreme doughnuts. You can find the Krispy Kreme burger at several locations around the Fair (use the new food finder to see them all). I tried the Murphy House’s version, which is ironically topped with lettuce and tomato. …

About Firecracker

Firecracker (aka Jen Kendrick) Appears as a guest blogger with a special 22-year history with the State Fair. She now works with the N.C. Pork Council, but she still lends a hand in the press office when she can. Thanks, Firecracker!

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