Jeff Miles interned for the N.C. State Fair in 2011. This is his bio from that year: People usually call me Jeff Miles but when asked what my favorite part of Fair was, rides was the first thing that came to mind--so call me Tilt-A-Whirl from here on out. I've always been a big fan of the State Fair and I'm really excited to be working here this summer. I'll be bringing you weekly updates on the goings on at the fairgrounds and hopefully much more. I can't wait to see you all in October (and hopefully before)!

Weekend Update: June 23-26

People who enjoy all things retro have three great events at the fairgrounds to checkout this weekend. Auctions America presents the Raleigh Classic Car Auctions in the Graham Building and Exposition Center. A special preview of the cars to be auctioned was held on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., and the actual auctions will be held today and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  A complete listing of the items up for auction is available online here. The North State Toy and Hobby Show will be held Saturday and Sunday in the Scott Building. The event will feature…

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Weekend Update: June 17-19

This weekend at the fairgrounds kicks off with Maker Faire: North Carolina in the Scott Building on Saturday.  The event is designed to showcase all things home-made and entrepreneurial and to celebrate the American creative spirit.  The events will feature exhibits of handcrafted goods in a variety of categories from engineering and hacking to food and health and beyond.  Maker Faire will also include activities for kids and live music throughout the day. On Saturday and Sunday, C&E Guns Shows and Showmasters Gun Shows will present the Capital City Gun Show in the Graham Building.  The show will give visitors…

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Weekend Update: June 10-12

The 2011 Tarheel Triple Classic began yesterday and will continue through June 18 at the Hunt Horse Complex. The classic features 10 full days of horse shows and combines the N.C. Quarter Horse Association’s Show, Jamboree and Little Futurity into one event.  The event is one of largest of its kind on the East Coast, and $200,000 in prizes will be given away at the main show on Monday night. Check out the video below of Larry and Gale Little explaining some of the events mixed with some competition footage: [youtube dg8NSLjoARc nolink] On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Frank Cox…

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Tilt-A-Whirl here, signing on

Starting a new job is always nerve-racking, but I have to say that I felt welcome the moment I walked through the door here at the N.C. State Fair.  Besides all the lovely people I work with here, I think the transition was made easier by the fact I’m exactly where I wanted to be this summer.  I love the Fair, and that, combined with the passion that I have for public service, is why I chose to apply for this internship and then to work here.   I hope eventually to make a career out of public service, and I…

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Weekend Update: June 3-5

Although the 2011 N.C. State Fair is still months away, there’s still plenty to do for everyone at the Fairgrounds this weekend.  The Capital Dressage Classic runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Sunday.  The horse competition also includes a vendor fair.  On Saturday the Classic will also host a special performance by the 82nd Airborne Division’s All-American Chorus and a Medieval jousting and tournament games exhibition. Also running Friday through Sunday, the North Carolina Junior Beef Round-Up will include steer and breed shows, showmanship competitions and other family activities. …

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Weekend Update: May 25-28

Get an early start to your Memorial Day weekend  at the Fairgrounds with the opening of the Southern States Regional Morgan Horse Show today at the James B. Hunt Horse Complex.  The event runs through Saturday and shows will feature a variety of horses including the dressage, English pleasure, Western, Hunt and Classic styles. Last year’s event featured more than 150 different competitions and the offerings this year promise to be just as wide and diverse.  Admission is free, so be sure to stop by. On Saturday the Raleigh-Durham Caged Bird Society will host its 23rd Annual Pet Bird Fair…

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