Nothing says romance like fried food and fair grounds packed full of people.
Learn from our mistakes. Don’t go on the weekend – especially the last day it’s open. And always, always watch out for the strollers and the kids with the large inflatable hammer prize.
While you’re there, skip the fried fair food and head straight for Howling Cow, NC State’s take on ice cream. Caramel apples are good, but this ice cream is better.
This was our first trip to the NC State Fair. I’ve been to the SC State Fair back in the day, but that was only for a Jonas Brothers concert (you deserve all the stuffed animal prizes if you can sing “Year 3000” by heart).