Here are few things you need to know about the North Carolina State Fair.
#1) Dress to impress
#2) Trust me, food judging is not as fun as it sounds. Oh it is at the beginning, but 16 desserts later, and you're ready to explode.
#3) This costs $5, but totally worth it. Your kids will love the Hampster Dance
#4) There are very strange mascots at the fair -- Mr. Germ, for example. My son still had to meet him, though....
#5) Don't pass by Pik-n-Pig. Even though I was stuffed with desserts from the cooking competition, I still found room for the BBQ Sundae. It's BBQ gold.
#6) Head here for hours, parking, and all that stuff