10.17.2013

Instagram Travel: The Best of NC for 10 Days

There is always something nostalgic about attending a State Fair. This Instagram photo was taken by me about this same time last year.



North Carolina has a great fair. It opens Friday, October 17 and will run through Sunday, October 27 in Raleigh.

I am not really into the rides, or the fried foods at the fair. A sloppy joe doughnut,which is debuting this year, makes my stomach do a nasty flip at the thought of it. I love a Krispy Kreme doughnut, but I'll take it alone, please!  But, many NC residents will be lining up to try this new delicacy.



I also like my Oreo cookies plain; not fried. The only foods I want fried are chicken and okra.

We took our kids last year to the fair for the first time last year. We had a great time, and I certainly recommend the experience. The part of the fair I enjoyed most was the showcase of North Carolina artisans, and culinary talent.


We certainly have some talented people in the Tar Heel state. I'm not sure if I will make it out to the fairgrounds this year, but I have two Instagram accounts for you follow, and it will seem like you are there, too.


@NCStateFair joined Instagram at fair time last year. This account is most active during the fair season, of course.

A local blogger at Gadabout Food, and personal friend of mine @Knbaughman will also be at the fair showcasing all that fried stuff that fairgoers just seem to love.



I'll take a piece of cake over a fried Oreo, giant turkey leg, or a sloppy joe doughnut any day. Kristen says the pinata is a cake. I think the cake with its own table is cute.

The North Carolina State Fair has a "Homecoming" theme this year. The agriculture fun will run in Raleigh through October 27. Last year 965,297 people attended the fair. 

Visit http://www.ncstatefair.org/2013/ for the daily schedules and to download the NC State Fair free mobile app via iTunes and Google Play. This app has it all: Daily Schedule, Fair map, Hours of Admission, Map Directions, Food & Ride Finder and much, much more. You can even purchase your tickets directly through the app!

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