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Old 10-16-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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We don't do rides either. Actually, I don't even remember walking past them last year, so if you use the map wisely you can easily steer the kids away. My kids were excited to see the giant produce and the crazy chickens, that stuff is free and you only get to see that once a year! I just told them that there was too much awesome stuff to see to waste time on ride lines, and that was it.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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You know, the N.C. State Fair is a grand opportunity for you to watch your kids have a blast. Yes, it costs some money, probably too much, but it's once a year. I understand if a family can't afford the trip, but if you can, and you have kids, then take them. It isn't really about the parents. Kids don't care about the expensive rides or the fat-loaded food. They care about face-painting, and flying chairs, and tilt-a-whirl, and the crazy mouse, and cotton candy, and they'll remember that time always. "Mom and/ or Dad took them to the fair, and we...."

Go have some fun. Forget that you're an adult for a little while.

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Amen! I'm buying at least 15 ride sheets and taking my son, nephew, niece, and mom. I look forward to my annual splurge of greasy Al's French Fries, funnel cakes, fried Oreos, corn, and lemonade.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Going again this year with my wife. First time with ride tickets in 15 years. Once a decade should be good enough.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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Last year was our first year going with a child. This year we'll go again. She LOVED it. The smiles and fun are life-long memories very much worth it. We learned the very hard way last year that not buying in advance was costly. This year I'm prepared and saved a bunch on early purchase tix online including a big discount plus one free adult entry ticket. I know it's not in everyone's budget, but it sure is one of those "required" things if you have a kid (IMHO).
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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I'll be working at the United Methodist Church Restaurant this Saturday. Come by, Say "Hey!" and get the best ham biscuit at the State Fair!
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:43 PM
 
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You know, the N.C. State Fair is a grand opportunity for you to watch your kids have a blast. Yes, it costs some money, probably too much, but it's once a year. My kids used to start saving up for next year's fair almost the day after they got back from this year's fair. I supplemented their funds a little, but every time we went we had a ball. We ate stupid stuff, Drank sugary drinks out of silly containers through cartoon straws, threw away a few bucks at the games (won once in a while, though!). We petted a few animals (the camels stink!) and my boys watched in amazement as Dave from Turn and Burn Pottery made them each a frog out of a small piece of clay.

I understand if a family can't afford the trip, but if you can, and you have kids, then take them. It isn't really about the parents. Kids don't care about the expensive rides or the fat-loaded food. They care about face-painting, and flying chairs, and tilt-a-whirl, and the crazy mouse, and cotton candy, and they'll remember that time always. "Mom and/ or Dad took them to the fair, and we...."

Go have some fun. Forget that you're an adult for a little while.

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Streamer1212

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Old 10-16-2013, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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We never miss a year of the fair unless we have to. My kids are 18 and 13 and they still look forward to going every single year!
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:48 PM
 
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Going again this year with my wife. First time with ride tickets in 15 years. Once a decade should be good enough.
Yeah. That's my logic.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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My kid is going as a school field trip! Win-win!!
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:10 PM
 
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My kid is going as a school field trip! Win-win!!
My two sons both did school field trips to the fair back in kindy. My daughter's class didn't.

Chaperoning those was rough.
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