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.
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.