North Carolina State Fair

The North Carolina State Fair is an annual fair and agricultural exposition held in Raleigh, North Carolina. Taking place this year from October 13-23, 2011, it is the largest event in the state of North Carolina with more than a million visitors attending last year.
The 11 days of the North Carolina State Fair are jam packed with fun, family-friendly events such as midway rides, a display with more than 60 animals, and a miniature farm for children to explore. You will find artist and craftsperson creating and selling homemade crafts and exhibits that feature locally grown and produced food products and antique farm machinery. There are a number of competitions from horse shows to horseshoe pitching, as well as demolition derbys, tractor pulls, and stunt shows. Each night, Dorton Arena will feature a different performer in concert.
For an entertaining and educational experience, a visit to the North Carolina State Fair is a must!