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Hi there, my name is Rossie and I have taken on a new role this year as CowBelle on the Deep Fried Blog for the North Carolina State Fair! CowBelle has special meaning to me because I have shown livestock at the fair for the past eighteen years, and this will be the 22nd year I have attended the fair. My first memory of the fair was walking my lamb Buster into the barn on his brand new, bright red halter. That bright red halter perfectly matched my cowgirl boots! Since that first year exhibiting Buster I have been hooked, and have exhibited many sheep and cattle at the fair. I am excited to help the rest of the staff plan another awesome fair this year!
Since I have been raised around livestock my whole life, I thought it would be perfect for Cowbelle to cover the agriculture exhibits the N.C. State Fair has to offer. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good deep fried cheeseburger or a few bites of delicious honey cotton candy, but agriculture is my favorite part of the fair. I have spent many hours in the Jim Graham Building with my cattle, and the Kelly Building and Expo Center with my sheep.
The fairgrounds feel like my home away from home during the first part of October, which fits in great with this year’s theme, North Carolina’s Homecoming! I love seeing the giant pumpkins, the crazy shaped gourds, and I even sneak over to the milking booth and milk with the N.C. State students every once in a while.
The N.C. State Fair is full of exciting and educational exhibits for children of all ages, that’s right parents, ALL ages. Planning is already well underway for the 2013 N.C. State Fair and it is going to be a great Homecoming Celebration! I look forward to creating more blog posts to display the great agriculture exhibits the fair has to offer. Stay tuned…