It’s that time of year again; the time for cotton candy, prize pigs, the Himalayan, and everything else that comes along with the North Carolina State Fair. Work your way through the Midway from October 11-21st during the 145th Fair. The Fair is chock full of agricultural and historical exhibits, champion livestock and produce, pig racing, fun games and rides, concerts, and of course, fried Oreos-and that’s just a small sampling! Local favorite and American Idol Scotty McCreery will perform two sold out shows in the iconic Dorton Arena. Thursday, October 18th will be Hunger Relief Day; bring four canned goods and get in free! Don’t forget to stay late every night for the finale fireworks show. The Fair will be open from 8AM-midnight daily, the fireworks show starts at 9:45. See their website for maps, performance and event schedules, ticket purchasing and even a food finder!