Got a blog? Enter to be the first Deep-Fried Ambassador

Are you a blogger and think you’ve got what it takes to be an honorary member of the Deep-Fried N.C. State Fair crew? No, we’re not looking to dunk you in grease or put you on a stick. But we are looking for a local blogger who loves the Fair and wants the ultimate behind-the-scenes-scoop: the chance to attend our pre-Fair media lunch, where each year we introduce journalists to the newest and latest foods, entertainers, information and fun the N.C. State Fair has to offer. We’ll have a catered lunch, N.C. State Fair artists and entertainers, a speaker lineup…

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Get your “tweet on” at the first Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup

Having a hard time expressing your thoughts in 140 characters or less? (For the record, the previous question was 70 characters). We may be able to help with a special event for social media users like you – the Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup at the N.C. State Fair. The event, co-hosted with the founders of Triangle Tweetup, will be held in the Folk Festival Tent Thursday, Oct. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. And because we’re holding the tweetup on Food Lion Hunger Relief Day, everyone will get in free with four cans of food benefitting the Food Bank of…

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Tag your Flickr photos as ‘NC State Fair’

The N.C. State Fair is on Flickr, and we recently created a specific “NCStateFair” tag page and “NCStateFair” group for fair visitors to tag their favorite Fair photos. We’ll tag the photos we take during the Fair with “ncstatefair” (one word) and also include them in this group. We invite you to do the same, as we’ll be awarding daily “Best Pic” prizes during the Fair to especially interesting, creative and fun Fair photos. To find us, click on the link above or go to the “Groups” at the top of the Flickr site and search “nc state fair.” Once…

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Social Media Breakfast recap

We had a great time at this morning’s Raleigh Social Media Breakfast. It’s always nice to put faces to names, avatars and commenters, and we were really excited to share information about the Fair. We met in the Jim Graham restaurant on the State Fairgrounds at 7:45 a.m. to discuss how social media (Facebook, blogs, Twitter and beyond) are changing the way people get their news, communicate and do business. We presented information on the different successes and challenges we had with this new type of media, and here are some the key points we presented on our experience: Our…

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Twitter!

You asked for it, and the N.C. State Fair is now on Twitter. You can follow all of our “tweets” at twitter.com/ncstatefair. For the unitiated, Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (tweets) which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. (Thanks for the summary, Wikipedia!) It’s kind of like a blend of Facebook, text messaging and instant messaging. We’re really excited to use this during the Fair from all over the grounds. Can’t you see the tweets now? “NCStateFair is milking a cow in the Jim Graham Building”…”NCStateFair…

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