As I’ve mentioned before, I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina recently. I’ve been having a great time exploring the area and taking advantage of all there is to do here. To my delight, the North Carolina State Fair takes place here in Raleigh every year, and since I’d never been to a state fair before, I was particularly excited about going. The weather was a bit chilly but otherwise great for a day at the fair yesterday, so Matt and I headed over and spent the afternoon walking around and taking it all in. We started off with a tour of the old grist mill where hushpuppy mix is made! We got to sample the hushpuppies (something that I had never heard of, let alone eaten, before I came here) and we grabbed some hot apple cider from a local apple farm’s booth afterwards. Then we explored the agricultural displays, which included beautiful gardens, towers of mums, and a bonsai exposition.
Afterwards, we moved onto the midway area of the fair to check out the many, many food vendors and ride some rides.
We had a wonderful afternoon. In fact, we’re thinking of going back tomorrow evening to use up the rest of our ride tickets and see the fireworks. Going to the fair will definitely become a yearly autumn tradition!