The ultimate carnival, this ten-day event held each year in mid-October, is a ritual for most locals. Where else can you ... More
North Carolina State Fair
The ultimate carnival, this ten-day event held each year in mid-October, is a ritual for most locals. Where else can you feast on roasted corn, funnel cakes and sausage sandwiches, view prize-winning livestock, witness bizarre carnival acts, check out midway rides and games, catch a concert and see fireworks (whew!) all in one day? It can get expensive, though, so take advantage of advance ticket sales (admission and rides) and promotions.
How can anyone have an event this big and not provide parking ? I had to pay 10 bucks to park in someones yard a half a mile away. Too crowded and the food vendor area smelled really bad and very smokey. The sound of a very loud vehicle racing its motor was right in the middle of it all and was very distracting and unpleasant. I do not recommend this event.
I love the fair, and to me it is sooo cool. Some rides look scary and when I get off, I'm crazy about them! The animals are cute, the shows are cool, and the food is delicios!The fair is a family get-together and fun place.I LOVE THE FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(LOW PRICES WORTH THE FUN SOUNDS GOOD TO ME,HOW ABOUT YOU?)
The rides are amazing and if you go on a weekday there is no lines at all. The food is great, espially the corn dogs. The cakes are so cool to look at and do are all the 4-h carfts. I the animals are so cute. It can be a little crowed but thats kind of the fun part. The games are fun to play only about once or twice because anymore than your wasteing your money. Overall it is really fun to go with the family!
We went for the first time in 06. It was too cramped (it was like trying to walk on the Strip in Vegas) Not very many rides nor were there many animals. Mostly food and walking. Where I am from in Michigan the fair was small but they had a good mix of rides, food and animals. You could also walk without being shoved against someone you didn't know. We won't be going back this year.
The State Fair for 2006 looks great. My favorite things to do at the state fair is to eat food and ride the rides. The first ride I'm going to ride is the Orbiter. The Midway looks the same as it did last year. I hope that this years State Fair has better roller coasters. The roller coasters from last year State Fair were bumpy and shaky.
From what I have read about on the internet it will be worth the time and money. If you live in North Carolina, you should go to this year State Fair.
The best, largest state fair in the south. Has everything--Agriculture, great food, and an enormous midway. It has kept several of the main traditions, but it also stays very modern and gets bigger every year.
Coming from California, the NC state fair looked more like a county fair. Being new to the area, I don't know whether it was poorly laid out this year or every year. It seemed like you HAD to walk through carney row to get anywhere (too cramped).
Additionally, there was not much to do or see. If you have seen one prize yam you've seen the other two aisles of countless yams.
Some good things - the kids loved the petting zoo and the military dispaly.
If your in the area this is a "MUST GO" Event for sure!
I liked the shows, and walking around looking at all the vendors and places to eat... I loved looking at the crafts and things people were selling, and I enjoyed seeing the animals...I couldn't wait to get a Fried Snickers, and it was SOOOOOO GOOD! Oh, and did I mention the Sausage Subs? YUM!!! Great place to go and eat your way around :)
When our feet got tired we hopped the train to get us to our destination.... When we were done there, we hopped back on and went somewhere else... This is a great thing, especially when your tired, or it gets really crowded, and you want to get somewhere else and not take all day getting there...
I have been to many fairs, and this one is one of the biggest and best for sure!
Clean, fun, and good food... What more could you ask for :)
I grew up going to my county fair every year in my home State. I thought I would miss it when I moved here. Although the State fair in Raleigh is a different experience, there is something to do for everyone. Whether you like rides, seeing the animals, playing the games, or just all the junk food you can eat. I do wish there were more rides for adults....but, the space probably isn't big enough for that.
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