NC State Fair

THE STATE FAIR, a ten day long festival, filled with culture from across North Carolina. Starting October 17th and going through the 27th, the State Fair has tickets at a low low price of fourteen dollars. With a variety of breads, fried dough, ice cream, and other creations that defy every aspect of human health, who could resist?  You could never be bored at the Fair with aerial acrobatics, giraffes, and parrot riding pirate. Are you a fan of antique farming equipment? They have that too! With horse shows and livestock competitions, who wouldn’t want to participate in such an interesting event? Bring a couple friends over the weekend and you could stay longer than 12 hours from 8 a.m. until midnight, but during the week they are only open till 11 p.m. If you thought Disney had a variety of places, you should go to the Fair because with concerts, rides, and games there has to be something for everyone. Looking for some good tunes? Because smooth saxophonist Brandon Marsalis, a star around the nation, is bringing some sweet sounds of NC to your ears. Even better? All performers for the state fair have ties to our home state, truly encapsulating North Carolinian pride in our people.