Gary here, on monday I was off from class (fall break) and work, and since I had yet to go to the North Carolina State Fair since I moved here in 1999, I thought I would go check it out. I would have taken my girlfriend Melissa, but she had to work all night, so I asked my friend Ted if he wanted to tag along. I think he may be regreting it by now, but at least it was a good time to be had! This is the first time I have done a photo trip report so let me know what you think!!
And that wraps up this trip report, hope you all enjoyed!!
So they aren't as extravagant as Disney, but it was still fun to watch.
Even though it may seem like this was done for the sheep above, it is done every night at the fair.
I have no other way to describe this moment.
Buffalo Ted here was about two seconds away from putting a new meaning into the term "Silence of the lambs."
This sheep also wanted to Pount It!!!
Sheep: "THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN!"
Gary: "Uhhhh, sure it will"
Well, if this were going to be a new ride, at least they were doing a better job hiding it than a certain park in Ohio!
Interesting how advanced these traveling carnie rides can be, I almost thought I was riding Millennium Force!!! Ok, maybe not.
Ted approves of Avalanche the second time around
I should have been right next to him doing the same thing to work off that fried twinkie
If you know someone who would not approve of this item of eating, send him an e-mail!
....and for whatever reason I decided I must try one
Well, I had heard of these before, but only thought it was a legend, but I soon discovered that it was true!
Dragon: "I am sick of these stupid adults who want to ride me, maybe I can get ride of him by making him crash into my Castle!"
Credit #4: Orient Express, this is when Ted finally understood how odd we coaster fanatics can be!
Credit #3: Wacky Worm 2, and I seem way to damn excited to be getting on this thing!
This is the fountain in front of Dorton Arena, where the concerts of the fair are held.
So the state fair has a parking lot coaster too!
Another lift hill shot for those enthusiasts!
Credit #3: Avelanche, well, actually, it isn't, because they had this coaster at the Pitt County Fair in Greenville last year, and I already rode it, but still a fun ride
If people thought that Tinky Winky was gay before.........(Sorry Melissa, I couln't help it! I had to be Gary Winky!)
Well, uh....... I guess if you poke a woman in the butt with a cane, she starts to dance with excitement
Maybe I was a little too happy about getting the lift hill shot!
YES! Some good old lift hill footage for the lift hill enthusiasts!
Credit #2: The Crazy Mouse, the thought that this may be the mouse from the Myrtle Beach Grand Prix came to mind, but I figured that this was probably not the same, since it is featured on Amusements of America's website. if it was the same one though, th
I suppose this would not be an Elissa approved rodent? He didn't even get the blue ribbon
Another one of the midways
A veiw of one midway from one of the ferris wheels, this is where I had discovered that there was a second wacky worm.
Credit #1: Wacky Worm 1......yes, I said wacky worm one. The NC state fair is weird because they have multiple amusement companies on the midway, so they end up having multiples of the same ride, like 4 ferris wheels, three swing and spin rides, and two w
But it looks like the Winnie the Pooh ride is on another table, oh well, maybe there are some rides to catch on the Midway
Who knew that at the NC State Fair, you could have DCA, Fantasy Land and New Orleans Square all within inches of each other...and in pumpkin form no less!
The next TPR mascot? you be the judge!
He didn't seem too happy that his home would soon be below a set of golden arches.
Members of the Future Breakfast-Side Dishes Club
This is a tribute to one of the TPR regulars, as this goat wanted to pound it!
So I guess if I wanted to pick one of the cows in the cow barn here and try to make a fresh steak out of it right there, then this sign would be handy
Oh yeah, he was a big boy! I think he was about another foot or two longer than I am tall.
I thought all the cows were trying to pose for a picture, but it turns out they were all dreaming about this hunk of meat........
Gary: "I have seen smaller!"
Ted: "I'll bet Melissa hasn't told you that before"
I normally don't really buy into these goofy little "freak show" attractions, but Ted and I went for it anyway.
At the entrance of the fair, they have a sign that warns you not to get to close to the animals, otherwise they will poo all over you!
A nice memory, our good old Carolina Hurricanes winning the Cup! I actually got to see the real Stanley Cup when they brought it here to Greenville a week or two ago. It you wanna see the pic, let me know!
Although the chicken may like the sign, I am not sure that I would go for that one.
Come one, come all, to the North Carolina State Fair!!