Three tents you won’t want to miss

On the east side of the fairgrounds, there are three large tents where you can sample hush puppies and specialty sauces, learn about our state’s growing green industry and even plant a sunflower to take home with you. The Got to Be NC Agriculture tent, Green NC tent and Seed Survivor exhibit are must-see destinations for families at the Fair. In the Got to Be NC tent, located outside the Kerr Scott Building, fairgoers can sample and purchase food from North Carolina vendors selling everything from ice cream to barbecue sauce. The Green NC tent is located just inside Gate…

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Progress Photos: Wednesday

The rapidly approaching opening of the N.C. State Fair tomorrow means a lot of final preparations are taking place today. In Dorton Arena, crews were installing lighting equipment as the building gets ready for 11 nights of concerts. The 2010 concert series kicks off tomorrow with country singer Danny Gokey. (Tickets for the show are $5.) In the Jim Graham Building, livestock were being checked in for the Junior Livestock Shows. Across the fairgrounds, vendors were putting out their products and gussying up their booths. Inspectors with the state Labor Department were busy inspecting rides to make sure they meet…

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Check in on TriOut for a badge

Smart-phone users, be sure to check in on TriOut when you get to the Got to Be NC Festival at the N.C. State Fairgrounds this weekend.  Checking in will earn TriOut users a festival badge and 10 points toward the weekly leaderboard competition. TriOut is a hyper-local location-based service that helps users explore the Triangle and greater North Carolina. The application was founded by Triangle residents Lawrence Ingraham and Wayne Sutton. In beta testing last year, 17 users checked in at the 2009 N.C. State Fair. Let’s see how many users we can get to the Got to Be NC…

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