Fall fun: Take a trip to the State Fair

Traveling to the State Fair has become an annual rite for North Carolinians in the fall. This year’s version continues today through Sunday at the State Fairgrounds off Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. / Michaela King / Times-News correspondent

Commentary by Michaela King
Times-News correspondent

RALEIGH — Food, roller coasters, animals, concerts and much more that’s what you’ll find at the annual North Carolina State Fair.
If you’re looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon or weekend, the fair has just about everything. From animal and art exhibits to rides and concerts, you’re guaranteed to have a great time.
The fair also has some of the most unique and delicious food, too. With things like deep-fried Reese’s Cups wrapped in bacon to deep-fried bananas served with vanilla ice cream, there seems to be something for almost every craving. The fair also offers traditional items such as cheeseburgers, hotdogs, French fries, pizza and chicken.

   The rides and exhibits also are a great part of the fair. One ride in particular, the “Extreme,” really is thrilling. You’ll probably get the “butterflies” just waiting in line.
Be sure to check out some of the exhibits while visiting. The art exhibits feature some of the best art work throughout North Carolina’s school system.
The N.C. State Fair is a great place for you and your family to visit. Remaining hours are 8 a.m. to midnight today and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to midnight Thursday through Oct. 25 and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 26.
Visit ncstatefair.org for complete details, including admission prices, ride tickets and nightly concerts.

Michaela King is a senior at Burlington Christian Academy and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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