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.
These mini-muffins are perfectly portable, making them a great snack for a lunch box, a picnic, a road trip, or a potluck. It's just a bonus that they're adorable, making our favorite fair food a little more refined.
In the month leading up to Halloween, golden-orange gourds are everywhere, popping up on porches and blanketing church lawns. As pies or as jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkins feed us, scare us, and light the way.