Deep Fried Triangle Tweetupdate: Location, location, location

Location-based social media will be making its State Fair debut at the Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup on Thursday, Oct. 14.  We know many of our social media friends are already using location-based services like TriOut, FourSquare and Facebook Places to check-in, connect with friends and explore new places. We’re premiering another way to use them at the Tweetup with the first-ever State Fair location-based scavenger hunt with QR codes. The scavenger hunt, a partnership with TriOut, will be available from 3 to 8 p.m. on Preview Day. If you find all the clues by 8 p.m., you’ll walk away with…

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Announcing the 2010 Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup at the N.C. State Fair

We had so much fun getting to meet our tweeps in person during last year’s Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup at the N.C. State Fair that we decided to do it all again. This time, we’re moving the celebration to the very first day of the Fair to offer you a first glimpse at the rides, food and entertainment you can expect at the Fair. The Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup, co-hosted with OurHashtag, will be held on Preview Day, Thursday, Oct. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Folk Festival tent at the N.C. State Fair. We’re happy to announce that we’re also teaming up with TriOut…

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Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup: Deep fried, IRL

At last night’s Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup, more than 150 revelers (twevelers?) came together to celebrate deep-fried food, face-painted Fail Whales and, of course, the rocking Twitter community here in the Triangle. We had a great time at the event, and we hope our tweeps did too. Also, we want to give attendees (and everyone else who came to the Fair on Thursday) a HUGE shout out for your contributions to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (@FoodBankCENC). By bringing four cans in exchange for admission on Food Lion Hunger Relief Day (@FoodLion), you helped us raised…

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10.22.09: A double record setting day

We are a happy group of people in the press office this morning. We are fresh off the fun of the Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup and Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the Fair. Just a little while ago, the attendance report came down and we had 108,929 people come through the gates yesterday, more than 48,000 of whom brought canned foods in exchange for free admission. This equals out to 237,534 pounds of food, or more than 200,000 meals, that were donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.This was a record for Thursday attendance and…

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Details behind the tweetup: Livestream edition

We hope you’re joining us for tonight’s Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup, but if not we hope you’ll watch our livestream of the event. You won’t be able to smell the deep-fried food samples, but we’ll be interviewing organizers, tweeps and entertainers/artists on camera every half hour. Tune in starting at 7 p.m. by visiting our Deep-Fried Television site.

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Details behind the tweetup: All-inclusive edition

Tomorrow is the first Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup, and we are pumped! We can’t wait to meet Triangle (and beyond!) tweeps and show them a little bit about what makes the N.C. State Fair the…well…N.C. State Fair. We’ll be tweeting all night, and can’t wait to put Twitter names and faces together. We also want to give everyone who is coming out a big THANKS for helping us stock the shelves of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, since tomorrow is Food Lion Hunger Relief Day. Here are some more details we’ve posted over the last few…

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Details behind the Tweetup: Swag and sponsors edition

As we get closer and closer to the Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup, we wanted to give you a little more information on what you can expect at the event beyond lots of tweeting, lots of friends and lots of N.C. State Fair lovers. We wouldn’t want to let our tweeps down when it comes to cool (free!) stuff. At the N.C. State Fair, we have many awesome sponsors, agriculture commodity groups, entertainers and friends who have donated their time and swag to the Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup, and we want to highlight them here. In addition to the other artists…

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Details behind the Tweetup: #deepfriedhunt edition

As we get closer and closer to the Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup, we wanted to give you a little more information on what you can expect at the event beyond lots of tweeting, lots of friends and lots of N.C. State Fair lovers. The Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup is upon us, and we are busy getting all of the final details in place. We have lots of fun stuff planned for the Folk Festival tent (including artists and entertainers who will be there, the awesome food you’ll be able to sample and the deep-fried Tweetup Badges we’ll have for the…

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Details behind the Tweetup: Tweetup badges

As we get closer and closer to the Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup, we wanted to give you a little more information on what you can expect at the event beyond lots of tweeting, lots of friends and lots of N.C. State Fair lovers. So now our tweeps know about the artists and entertainers coming to the Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup, as well as the awesome food they’ll be able to sample. But what about the all-important tweetup staple known as the tweetup badge? No sweat–we have you covered! This is actually one of the elements of the tweetup that we’re…

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Details behind the tweetup: Deep-fried food sample edition

As we get closer and closer to the Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup, we wanted to give you a little more information on what you can expect at the event beyond lots of tweeting, lots of friends and lots of N.C. State Fair lovers. Last week we told you about some of the fun artists and entertainers we’ll have out at the first Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup. (Who is joining me in getting a Fail Whale painted on their face?) If you haven’t joined in on the fun yet, be sure to register for the event here, and come out to…

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