Unlimited ride wristband is a great deal on the Midway

The Midway is hoppin’ today, thanks in part to the unlimited ride wristband festival visitors can buy for $20. The deal started today at 3 p.m., and is good until the Midway closes tonight at 10 p.m. You can also purchase tickets individually. Each tickets is $1, or you can buy sheets of 14 tickets for $10 and 30 tickets for $20. Check out the wide variety of carnival rides and let us know which one was your favorite.

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Countdown to racing lawn mowers

The lawn mower races will start soon and a quick look around shows the drivers seem more than ready to get racing. Some of the modified mowers are still being unloaded and they are attracting a fair amount of attention. One festival goer inquired, “Who in the world ever thought about racing lawn mowers?” The inside skinny according to one of the drivers for Zero Tolerance Racing is that the idea to race lawn mowers got its start in Britain — in a pub. That explanation drew a few chuckles. The mowers are truly lawn mowers, just souped up to…

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Hogs spotted at the fairgrounds

Hogs roared across the fairgrounds this morning as a huge group of Harley-Davidsons entered the Dorton Arena for the motorcycle show at the Got to Be NC Festival. I stopped by the arena to check out the show featuring close to 100 motorcycles. There were big bikes and small bikes, but what caught my eye was a personalized license plate that said MYHONOR. I took some time to inspect the other plates. Here are some of my favorites: CDEUCER GO2JAIL BLKBUTY QUIK CHILIN’ 1 CHILIN’ 2 Let us hear from you. What personalized license tags have you seen? What are…

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Foodie find at the Got to Be NC Festival: Deep fried pizza

While checking out all of the action at the Got to Be NC Festival, we discovered a new favorite treat that we hope will also be at the State Fair — deep fried pizza from Blue Diner Grille! This tasty treat is dipped and battered in Italian breading, fried to perfection and served with some spicy ranch sauce. It has a very satisfyingly warm and cheesy center with bits of pepperoni throughout. Check out this video as Firecracker, Flying Bob and Green Thing taste test our first deep fried pizza. A big thanks to the folks at the Blue Diner…

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Social Media Breakfast recap

We had a great time at this morning’s Raleigh Social Media Breakfast. It’s always nice to put faces to names, avatars and commenters, and we were really excited to share information about the Fair. We met in the Jim Graham restaurant on the State Fairgrounds at 7:45 a.m. to discuss how social media (Facebook, blogs, Twitter and beyond) are changing the way people get their news, communicate and do business. We presented information on the different successes and challenges we had with this new type of media, and here are some the key points we presented on our experience: Our…

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