15 Days of Deep Fried Christmas

Over the past four years, we’ve had the chance to sample some of the latest, greatest and strangest fair food to come to the N.C. State Fair. In the spirit of year-end lists, we thought we would look back at 15 of our favorite food-related posts from the past four years. Each day between now and Christmas, we’ll post a different food review from our archives. 1. Krispy Kreme Burger: I can’t believe I ate the whole thing (2010) You should know that we walk a lot during the Fair. On average, around five miles a day. I know that…

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Food Finds: Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

Flying Bob and Bearded Lady review one of the new food attractions at the fair, Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls. The egg rolls are filled with finely chopped steak and cheese and covered in a sweet chili sauce. You can also get the sauce on the side. The Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls are available at Woody’s, located near the entrance to the Midway and church food booths. You can find these great treats and other fair foods using our Food Finder app at www.ncstatefair.org. Take the food finder with you on the go. Download the North Carolina State Fair app to…

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Team Bubble Gum or Team Kool-Aid?

During today’s media lunch, reporters and guests were able to learn more about the new attractions at the fair. In addition to information about the latest exhibits, rides and entertainment, everyone was able to try three of the newest fair foods to hit the midway – deep-fried bubble gum, deep-fried Kool-Aid and lemon sticks. While everyone enjoyed the lemon sticks, the deep-fried bubble gum and Kool-Aid caused some controversy. People seemed to be either pro bubble gum, or pro Kool-Aid. Even in the press office, we couldn’t decide. Merrie Go Round, Flying Bob and Tilt-A-Whirl enjoyed the deep-fried Kool-Aid, a…

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Blog roundup: It’s (almost) all about the food!

It’s been a week since the record-breaking 2010 N.C. State Fair came to a close and I’m already having withdrawals. No longer can I just walk outside and get a deep-fried HoHo or pineapple lemonade. I’m already counting down the days until next year. Thankfully, I can relive the Fair through our Flickr page and YouTube videos. Another way to relive it is through others’ experiences. I spent some time last week reading what others wrote about the State Fair on their blogs. Overall, I think almost everything at the Fair was covered, although most people wrote about their food…

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