Can you believe it? 265 days down, and only 100 to go until the 2008 State Fair. To celebrate, here’s a look at some of the other numbers associated with the state’s biggest gathering of food, rides, animals and N.C. agriculture. . .
9 – Gate number where you’ll find the racing pigs
11 days (as of this year!) long
25 cents – The admission to the Fair in 1853
60 – Years of the Folk Festival
120 decibels – The noise level of screaming fans during Dorton Arena concerts
155 – years since the first Fair
$70 billion – The amount of money the N.C. agriculture industry contributes every year to the state’s economy