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12559
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Held in Raleigh, North Carolina and opening on Tuesday, the 18th (month not mentioned), the first fair specifically catering to African Americans was held at the five-acre fair grounds, just outside of the city. Boasting agricultural and floral halls, other exhibits included side shows, and the presence of the electrical machine. The efforts of the organizing committee spread to other states, influencing subsequent African American fairs in neighboring states.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 4, July 1962, p20-22, il
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13394
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Internationally famous and hailed as \"America's Most Modern and Spectacular New Building,\" the State Fair Arena is being dedicated at the 1953 State Fair to year round use as North Carolina's exhibit, meeting, education, recreational, and inspirational center.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 21 Issue 19, Oct 1953, p6-7, f
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15781
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For all its LED-emblazoned Ferris wheel and high-anxiety ride spectacle, the North Carolina State Fair is nothing if not a cobweb of nostalgia. For hours on end, and for a lowly few dollars, one can wander through halls of local produce, in well groomed petting zoos, stand in line for hand-churned ice cream, or listen to the likes of George Jones and Willie Nelson.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 42, Oct 2011, p43, f Periodical Website
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24200
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Corky Powers owns and operates multiple fairs in North Carolina and discusses his experiences in the carnival business. Powers will attempt to run the NC State Fair, voted the largest and best fair in North Carolina.
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16068
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In 1852, the General Assembly approved of an act for a state fair to promote the mechanical arts and agricultural industry within the state. Led by the Wake County Agricultural Society, predecessor to the state-wide society, the exhibition was planned for October 18-22, 1853. The three-day event took place near Raleigh and drew huge crowds from across the state.
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30508
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Lindsay Warren has envisioned a great World's Fair to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first settlers in American at Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Under resolution from Senator Elton Aydlett in the 1955 General Assembly, Governor Hodges is naming a commission to set in motion planning for the event which will be held in 1985.
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32219
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The North Carolina State Fair is the biggest and most gala celebration of the harvest. This year, the 103rd fair presents a nine-day “Salute to Agriculture” October 16-24, with special programs honoring the State’s Century Farm Families. These families are those who own and farm land that has been in the same family one-hundred years or longer.
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33673
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While attending the Cumberland County Fair, Bladen County farmer J.W. Smith was asked to assist in handling a hot air balloon while it was being inflated. As the winds began to pick up, everyone let go and smith’s foot was caught in one of the lines and the balloon carried him up and put him down over two miles away.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 5 Issue 11, Aug 1937, p5, 18
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35740
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Starting in the mid-1800s, a comical parade of Don Quixote and his comrades, known as the Don Quixote Invincibles, made their way across the NC State fairgrounds. This tradition of satire and frivolity continued on various fairs and parades for several decades, until they eventually passed into obscurity.
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35906
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In commemoration of the State Fair, the author offered a reminiscing of this event, county style. Example highlighted was Pitt County’s version. Features such as a village exhibit and individuals like Connor Eagles making the Fairgrounds a highly recommended pit stop.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 8 Issue 8, Oct 1980, p10
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36189
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An important part of childhood, to the author, was rides on a carousel. For Perry, its appeal could be defined in the thrill of the spin and the sound of the calliope. As illustration for its timeless appeal was a description and photo of a three row menagerie carousel in Burlington. As for its timely appeal, that was acknowledged in its being one of just two dozen remaining in American built by Gustav A. Dentzel.
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