The Great State Fair has made Fodor’s list of the Top 10 State Fairs in the U.S.! The North Carolina State Fair, which was started in 1853, is an annual celebration of agriculture and commerce, food and fun! Each Fall, the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the state, and remains an annual tradition for kids and adults alike. The North Carolina State Fair was the only southeastern state fair to make the list! Fodor’s review:
Experience all the highlights of the Tar Heel State in one spot with the annual North Carolina State Fair. Showcasing the best in agriculture, the fair also features the best southern cuisine. The opportunity to milk a cow, cuddle baby chicks, and pet a goat are fun diversions as you pace yourself for your next meal. When hunger strikes, try the deep-fried Kool-Aid, one of the newest trends at the fair, along with deep-fried brownies. Each day at the fair is punctuated with a dazzling fireworks display, signifying when it’s time to go home and digest.
Insider Tip: Order your ride tickets online before you go to save time and avoid long lines.
This year’s Fair, “The October Original“, will take place from October 16th-26th in Raleigh! See you there!