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Old 10-17-2013, 10:01 PM
 
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What time of day is the traffic heaviest coming from Greensboro on the last Saturday of the Fair? Is it more or less crowded tha last weekend? Is I-40 backed up very bad?
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:20 AM
 
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the food is of dubious quality, .
Understatement of the century!

Cannot imagine chaperoning a field trip to the state fair. CANNOT.IMAGINE. That's a trip that would make me too nervous NOT to though.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:32 AM
 
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This year I'm prepared and saved a bunch on early purchase tix online including a big discount plus one free adult entry ticket.
Discount aside from advance or group purchase? And how did you get free ticket?
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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My two sons both did school field trips to the fair back in kindy. My daughter's class didn't.

Chaperoning those was rough.
Well, they go as 4th and 5th graders so a little better than Kindies. They also don't do any rides at all just look at the educational stuff and buy a trinket or two. Not sure I can handle chaperoning, but if they really need extra hands...
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:08 AM
 
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Understatement of the century!

Cannot imagine chaperoning a field trip to the state fair. CANNOT.IMAGINE. That's a trip that would make me too nervous NOT to though.
That is exactly why I did do it. Twice. It was a harrowing experience, to say the least.
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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Well, they go as 4th and 5th graders so a little better than Kindies. They also don't do any rides at all just look at the educational stuff and buy a trinket or two. Not sure I can handle chaperoning, but if they really need extra hands...
That would be SO much easier than the little ones. And ours didn't do rides either. Just petting zoo, some educational exhibits, and some trinkets and such. They got a snack someplace, but I forget where. It was fun for the kids. I felt like I needed GPS tracking on every kid, though. The crowds of school children were large each time!
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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53 and 55 here and we wouldn't miss it!
We went opening day and the crowds were wonderful. We did miss the cow milking (starts today) as well as the Mill but we had a great time.
You have to see the pig racing! So fun!

If you can't afford it I understand but don't be a downer and go if you can!
We had fun sharing with our out of state guest . . she's been to the Orange County and Pomona fair but nothing compares to ours!
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