Video: Celebrate what’s great (and fried) at the North Carolina State Fair

Posted on 10/13/10 No Comments

Fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches appeal to most people in the same way the smell of a well-used gym bag does: We’re pretty confident in the end result but we just can’t help giving it a try.

Yep, the North Carolina State Fair is here. And boy what a menu.

The Fair starts tomorrow, Thursday, October 14 and runs until October 24. Gates open tomorrow at 3:00 pm. and then every day at 8:00 a.m. until Midnight. More details on costs and accessibility can be found right here.

Beyond the many highly innovative applications of high fructose corn syrup, the Fair has a number of more traditional options in tune with the authentic nature of southern cuisine. So, you really can have yourself a fun night out at the Fair for dinner without worrying about CPR certification. Unless of course you tend to take in some of the rides after dinner. You’re on your own there.

The North Carolina State Fair is a terrific celebration of our state’s agricultural and industrial heritage. A lot goes in to making sure these aspects of North Carolina’s history don’t get lost in the novelty of odd foods and over-the-big top attractions. Some of the culturally-inspired exhibits include the Village of Yesteryear, Got to be NC Agriculture and Field of Dreams, which will help educate children about the connections between farming and what we eat everyday. There are also plenty of farm animal displays and horse shows.

N.C. State Fair worker. Image from Deep Fried @ the N.C. State Fair blogWhile we do need some rain around the Triangle, the weather looks to be outstanding for opening weekend down at the fairgrounds. And for the first time in a while, there will not be any home NC State football or Carolina Hurricanes games to complicate traffic and parking.

There is a good blog out there for the Fair called, of course, Deep Fried @ the N.C. State Fair.

So what are you waiting for? Go have some fun at the State Fair. And let us know if you try one of these. Provided of course that the ER has wi-fi.

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