Sweet Corn

I'm Tyson, but here you can call me Sweet Corn. Growing up I remember visiting the N.C. State Fair every year with my family, now I get to enjoy it 365 days a year! I joined the N.C. State Fair staff in 2015 as the Marketing & Promotions Assistant for the fairgrounds. When I'm not checking in on our mascot, Casey Cardinal, or re-stocking our store, The Nest, with all the latest merchandise, you can find me down in Heritage Circle with a cob of roasted sweet corn in one hand and a frozen apple cider in the other.

As January ends, a new era at the State Fair begins

After 38 years of service, Wesley Wyatt is ready to hang up the many hats he has worn over the years as manager of the N.C. State Fair. While we’re excited for him and the new adventures that lie ahead in his post-retirement journey, his presence will be missed across the fairgrounds, throughout the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and beyond. Wyatt’s career began at the fairgrounds in the summer of 1973 as a junior in high school working part-time on the landscape crew, helping with horse shows, setting up buildings for events and cleaning up after them….

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