Show us your Bumper Crop of Fun

Around here, we’re pretty big fans of The Peterson Farm Bros YouTube sensation,”I’m Farming and I Grow It.” If you haven’t seen this Internet phenom, check out the video below: The video has more than 6 million views on YouTube and has inspired an array of other farming parody videos, including Lil Fred’s “Farm It Maybe.” With all of the creativity across the country, we knew there had to be just as many creative people right here in North Carolina. That’s why we created the Bumper Crop of Fun Video Contest. Here’s how it works: Create a music video that…

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Advance tickets go on sale Aug. 1

The wait is almost over. Advance tickets for the 2012 N.C. State Fair go on sale Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. Buying early is the best way to save if you want to stretch your dollar as far as you can on admission, concerts, grandstand events, rides and more. And, if you’re looking for a front-row seat to one of the Dorton Arena concerts, you’re definitely going to want to be in front of a computer when tickets go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. We want your ticket-buying experience to be as smooth as possible, so here are some…

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Announcing the 2012 N.C. State Fair Concert Lineup

It’s hard to believe I’m already a month into my internship. Time flies when you’re having fun, and believe me, I’m having fun. Last week, we shot a video to announce our concert lineup for the N.C. State Fair. So, watch this video, get excited and buy your tickets on Aug. 1. Ready. Set. Go! Here’s a recap in case you missed it on the video: Thursday, Oct. 11: Varsity Vocal Showcase, $10 Friday, Oct. 12: Matthew West and Sanctus Real, $10 Saturday, Oct. 13: Jake Owen, $10 Sunday, Oct. 14: Hot Chelle Rae, $15 Monday, Oct. 15: Scotty McCreery,…

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An unusually large harvest of fun

Bumper Crop: (-adj) an unusually large, fine or abundant harvest. We’ve been bumping this theme around for probably six years now, but just haven’t done anything with it in favor of other ideas, such as Celebrate What’s Great, Whole Lotta Happy, Take Time For A Great Time and others. But each year in our brainstorming sessions, it gets brought up again and again. One year, we went so far as to get the designers to try to figure out a logo to go along with the theme. But, nothing seemed to visually match what was going on in our heads….

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