Out and About

Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of this year’s green and purple tie-dye State Fair T-shirts around town. We gave away around 50 shirts at our Triangle Town Center Mall event Thursday, Oct. 2. Don’t worry there are still plenty left for anyone hoping to score one of these ultra-fabulous T-shirts.)While we were at the mall, we filmed more than a dozen people for the Pants Dance Revolution contest. What, you say, is the Pants Dance Revolution contest? Click on the link above and check it out. You can vote for your favorite dancer so far or record and post your own dance for a chance to win a Wii, a year’s supply of Subway subs AND a signed pair of Jared Fogle’s 60-inch-waist pants. What a great prize pack! Big thanks to our friends at Subway. We had a great time and met some really nice Fair Fans!Fair management reports that sales are going well at each walk-up location. Experienced shoppers wanting to save money by buying tickets in advance know that the earlier they make their purchases the better. Avoid the last-minute rush at walk-up locations and purchase your tickets now.

About Merrie Go Round

Merrie Go Round is the midway alter-ego of Andrea Ashby, who has officially spent 219 days during the past 21 years at the N.C. State Fair. That's perfect attendance in case you were wondering. In addition to promoting the Fair, looking for untold Fair stories and working on various special events, I also spend a great deal of time roaming the grounds taking photos for the Website and State Fair publications. I like to keep my eyes and ears posted for the unusual and different things that make the State Fair such a great celebration of North Carolina people, traditions and history. I look forward to sharing with you the things I come across on my journey.

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