Deep Fried Ambassador: Fried Food Edition

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Ashlee. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Miss Ashlee blog throughout the Fair. Fried Food Update So tasty… so good… I love fair food! But you know what?? I’ve been kind of taking it easy… I’ve only had (and that’s often with sharing) a turkey leg & corn dog an ostrich burger deep fried cookie dough deep fried pickles & deep fried tomatoes an apple (really who does that?) deep fried pumpkin pie French Fried Friend with the Deep Fried Pumpkin Pie before we dig…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: Racing Pigs Edition

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Ashlee. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Miss Ashlee blog throughout the Fair. Points for Procuring a Post at the Popular Proceedings of Pigs! Next to the Harley-Davidson booth and the wee little zoo (with a camel I might add) is the Hogway Speedway… where fabulous little critters race for nothing less than cheeeeeese dooooodles! (Said in deep announcer type voice!) To watch the performance of the petite potbellied porkies in action, though, here are several snip-its of suggestions. 1) Get something to eat. Or maybe…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: Fine Folks

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Ashlee. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Miss Ashlee blog throughout the Fair. Fine Folks I love the people at the Fair! You really get to meet all sorts of folks and it’s just fun to watch and interact with them. Perhaps it’s because I’m a psychologist…. I love to see the small kids who are in sensory overload and are crying in their strollers. Though I feel for them, I love to see the look of desperation on their parent’s faces. I love to see…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: There’s an app for that

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Ashlee. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Miss Ashlee blog throughout the Fair. Welcome Ashlee! I’m here…now to find my way around! It’s here!!! The NC State Fair is here!!! See?? Now to find my way around this year’s treasures of deep fried goodness Luckily, there’s an app for that! Last year, app creator Rob Taylor debuted the app for the NC State Fair! It’s a “You are here” map on the go! You can get it here and read about it here! And quite frankly… there’s…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: Take Me to the Fair

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Ashlee. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Miss Ashlee blog throughout the Fair. Welcome Ashlee! Take Me To The Fair Take me to the fair, Don’t know anywhere I would rather be. Let’s go to the fair, We’ll walk hand in hand Through tomorrow land Honey you and me I wanna see everything…do everything While we’re viewing it all I’ll buy the peanuts and popcorn We’ll have us a ball…. This is a song by 

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Deep-fried heaven on a stick

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, sampled new Fair foods during Monday’s pre-Fair media lunch. There were deep-fried Chips Ahoy cookies, deep-fried Honey Buns and Kool-Aid Pickles. First, Sweet Corn and Firecracker sampled the deep-fried Chips Ahoy cookies, which are similar to deep-fried Oreos in that they are a fried ball of chocolate and cookie. Yum! Flying Bob and I joined in to tackle the deep-fried honey bun, which is about as close to deep-fried heaven as you get….

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Meet the new Deep Fried Ambassador

Our very first Deep Fried Ambassador, Suzanne from the Pretty*Swell blog, blew away all our expectations last year and set the bar pretty high. Nevertheless, we had some amazing entries from people wanting to be the 2010 Deep Fried Ambassador. These bloggers represented Fair veterans and rookies, singles and parents, deep-fried food lovers and exhibit enthusiasts. We had so many great entries that it’s taken us an extra day to decide. Luckily, we reached a decision about an hour ago and are happy to announce that the 2010 Deep Fried Ambassador is Ashlee from the LilBlueAshes blog. She won us…

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Think you’ve got what it takes to be our next Deep Fried Ambassador?

It’s time again to choose a Deep Fried Ambassador, a blogger whose enthusiasm for the N.C. State Fair is close to our own. Our very first Deep Fried Ambassador, Suzanne from the Pretty*Swell blog, blew away all our expectations last year and set the bar pretty high for everyone who comes after her as an official blogger. Suzanne took full advantage of her position and even named a deputy ambassador to help her experience the fun. She covered everything from the Turkey Shoot to food and rides, and sooo much more.  (Click on the “Deep Fried Ambassador” tag on the…

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Deep Fried Ambassador update: Can I get a piece of lettuce?

This is our 2009 Deep Fried Ambassador’s last roundup for our Deep Fried Blog. We had such a blast following her blog posts and were happy to have her as part of the deep-fried crew. Be sure to stop by her Pretty*Swell blog, and check out all of her posts on her deep-fried adventures. This is my final post as your Deep-Fried State Fair Ambassador. Sniff. I have lived and breathed the North Carolina State Fair for two weeks and loved every minute of it. I traversed practically every square inch of the fairgrounds, tried all sorts of new things,…

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Deep Fried Ambassador update: Flying high

(This is part 5 of the “Whole Lotta Loony” series chronicling the adventures of your Deep-Fried Ambassador and Deputy Deep-Fried at the North Carolina State Fair.) I did it! Finally, after 5,000 visits to the State Fair in the last ten days, I worked up the nerve to ride the 100-foot-tall Vertigo Swing. With my stomach in my throat. I know, I know. It’s not exactly a high-intensity thrill ride. And, yes, there were some kids on the ride. Ahem. BUT, I have a huge fear of heights. Huge. From the moment I heard about the Vertigo at the press…

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