North Carolinian Georgia “Tiny” Broadwich was the first woman in history to parachute from an airplane.
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The Fare of the North Carolina State Fair
We’ll be dreaming of those 11 delicious days in Raleigh until we’re back at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. For now, we’re fondly revisiting the best eats — and the friendliest faces — that only come around once a year.
Conquering the Midway
It may seem impossible to win that giant Jamaican banana at the hoop toss. But according to the Wake County law enforcement officers (and their kids) who work the game-testing beat, it just takes a little know-how.
Pickle It. Jam It. Win It.
It’s judgment day at the State Fair’s food preservation competitions: Lids pop, judges dig in, and the anticipation is so thick you could spread it on a nice, warm piece of toast.
In flower and gardening categories, State Fair competitors with green thumbs (or not) pin their hopes on plants that often have a mind of their own.
From Elizabeth Hudson: Gold Standard
Our editor in chief reflects on the last eight years judging the North Carolina State Fair Special Cooking contests.
A Sneak Peek at the Our State Public House at the 2017 N.C. State Fair
Our State Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson caught up with the Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler about an exciting addition to our beloved N.C. State Fair this year: the Our State Public House, which will offer dozens of rotating beers and wines from around North Carolina.
Fried Jell-O and 3 Other Crazy Foods to Try at This Year’s NC State Fair
We took a culinary tour of the North Carolina State Fair and lived to tell the tale — and we might have even discovered a new favorite food. Hint: It's fried.
Memaw’s Biscuits at the N.C. State Fair
Forget those deep-fried sideshows, these scratch-made biscuits are the State Fair’s main attraction.