North Carolina State Fair
Every October, North Carolina’s State Fair attracts people from all over the state. First established in 1853, the Fair is an 11-day celebration of food, rides, agriculture and fun for all ages. You’ll find no shortage of deep-fried edibles, from giant funnel cakes to mac ‘n’ cheese to Twix bars wrapped in bacon. Visitors are also treated to sights like prize-winning produce, pig races, a flower show, demolition derby, farm animals on display, all kinds of performances and nightly fireworks.