Day 7: Candy Corn

Over the past four years, we’ve had the chance to sample some of the latest, greatest and strangest fair food to come to the N.C. State Fair. In the spirit of year-end lists, we thought we would look back at 15 of our favorite food-related posts from the past four years. Each day between now and Christmas, we’ll post a different food review from our archives. 7. Candy Corn Editor’s Note: This never became a blog post, but we couldn’t help posting this video of Firecracker sampling candy corn in 2011.

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Day 6: Miss Debbie’s Specialty Apples

Over the past four years, we’ve had the chance to sample some of the latest, greatest and strangest fair food to come to the N.C. State Fair. In the spirit of year-end lists, we thought we would look back at 15 of our favorite food-related posts from the past four years. Each day between now and Christmas, we’ll post a different food review from our archives. 6. Sampling Miss Debbie’s specialty apples (2009) Miss Debbie from Miss Debbie’s Specialty Apples was nice enough to let us sample some of her newest creations, the Pig Candy Apple, the Honkin’ Hog Apple…

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Day 5: Deep Fried Chips Ahoy and Deep Fried Honey Buns

Over the past four years, we’ve had the chance to sample some of the latest, greatest and strangest fair food to come to the N.C. State Fair. In the spirit of year-end lists, we thought we would look back at 15 of our favorite food-related posts from the past four years. Each day between now and Christmas, we’ll post a different food review from our archives. 5. Deep-fried heaven on a stick (2010) Heaven is a deep-fried honey bun, or at least that’s my opinion. The press office, along with members of the media and our new Deep Fried Ambassador,…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: Jr. Edition

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Amy. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Practical Cook blog throughout the Fair. First Time at the Fair: The Practical Cooks Junior Review (And Love-A-Fair with video) Gentle Readers, The Practical Cook is proud to introduce today’s guest bloggers, The Practical Cooks Junior. As first time fair-goers, their perspective is energizing and a reminder that a field trip is a worthy investment of time and energy. Let’s hear from TPCs Jr, shall we? Roll the tape: To quote the Youngest upon arrival: “They have everything in…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: Taking Kids to the Fair

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Amy. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Practical Cook blog throughout the Fair. Taking Kids to the Fair: A Deep-Fried Survival Guide Gentle Readers, The Practical Cook is happy to announce that she managed to go for a run yesterday, and is keeping the fried in stride. Which is most necessary, because today’s chat is about going to the fair with Fried’s biggest fans, kids. Of course, we’ll also cover the latest in fried consumption because, well, because I heart food, as do The Practical Cooks…

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Progress photos: One day to go

Crafters in the Village of Yesteryear were busy Wednesday setting up their displays and booths. The Village, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, features nearly 100 craftsmen and women showcasing traditional crafts. The Village was not the only place on the State Fairgrounds hopping with activity. Ticket sales at Gate 9 were steady throughout the day. You can still buy advance tickets at walk-up locations and save money on admission and ride tickets. To find a location near you, go to www.ncstatefair.org.

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Artist Spotlight: George Jones

In five days, George Jones will celebrate his 80th birthday, with a big bash being thrown in his honor the next night at the Grand Ole Opry.  But Jones has made it very clear by his touring schedule and through songs such as “I Don’t Need Your Rocking Chair” that he isn’t ready to retire. One of those tour stops will be in Dorton Arena  on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m.  Jones won’t be lacking in hits to sing, having recorded more than 150 of them over his celebrated and colorful career. Included in that number are 14 No. 1 country hits,…

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Weekend Update: August 25-27

Friday through Sunday the Triangle Farms will host a NCHJA “C” Horse Show in the Hunt Horse Complex. The event will feature Hunter/Jumper style competition On Saturday, the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater Raleigh will host its annual Children’s Good News Spectacular. The event will be held in the Graham Building and will feature inflatable games and rides, popcorn, snow cones, drinks, an illusion show and several gospel presentations. Last year’s event had more than 10,000 attendees and this year’s event promises to bring more spectacular growth. The Body Mind Spirit Expo will be held in the Scott Building on…

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