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Old 10-27-2019, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Spent 12 hours at the fair today by myself - saw all the exhibits and saw all of the major shows/performances, rode the flyer round trip and the Skygazer and ate the turkey leg stuffed with mac n cheese
Whoa.
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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I went last week for my first time ever...it was exactly what I had hoped it would be! Lights, sounds, smells, games, rides, food, people, prizes, etc. I rode the SkyGazer and, surprisingly, almost had a panic attack once it started moving. I've never been afraid of heights or rides, I loved coasters and stuff at Six Flags, but for some reason man this was rough for me. I was with strangers as my fiance didn't want to ride and I thought I was going to vomit or pass out. Ooof.

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Old 10-27-2019, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I was definitely a little disappointed in the Skygazer. It was cool that it went up high but it was on the other side of Dorton Arena from the rest of the fair so it wasn't as cool as it could have been if it were in the middle of the fair rather than on the outside (which is why the State Fair Flyer is worth it)

Also still don't understand why ticket lines are so long still when people can buy tickets on their phone
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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I was definitely a little disappointed in the Skygazer. It was cool that it went up high but it was on the other side of Dorton Arena from the rest of the fair so it wasn't as cool as it could have been if it were in the middle of the fair rather than on the outside (which is why the State Fair Flyer is worth it)

Also still don't understand why ticket lines are so long still when people can buy tickets on their phone
They won't spend $1.39 to order a ticket online vs waiting in a ridiculous line to buy it in person but doesn't bat an eye at spending $18 for a turkey leg.

This is why the rest of the world hates us.
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:19 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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They won't spend $1.39 to order a ticket online vs waiting in a ridiculous line to buy it in person but doesn't bat an eye at spending $18 for a turkey leg.

This is why the rest of the world hates us.

Oh my...












Oh, and I told y'all attendance felt really low this year...



https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-new...rs-in-5-years/


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The N.C. State Fair recorded declining attendance numbers for the second year in a row and lowest overall attendance since 2014.
A total of 938,029 people attended the fair this year – down from 977,256 in 2018 and 1,014,487 in 2017. ..
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I'm actually surprised that Fair attendance was down. We went on a Wednesday and it was ridiculously crowded.

I did feel like the cost of the kids' games ($5 each) was a bit extreme and I did read on Nextdoor that many people didn't go because of the prices.
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:20 AM
 
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I'm actually surprised that Fair attendance was down. We went on a Wednesday and it was ridiculously crowded.

I did feel like the cost of the kids' games ($5 each) was a bit extreme and I did read on Nextdoor that many people didn't go because of the prices.
I think low attendance due to three days of rain, not prices. You can manage costs by not playing those endless games in which you hardly ever win.

Ticket prices have risen a bit from 2018. Advance Tickets went up $2 to $10 and Day of Ticket will increased $3 to $13.
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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I think low attendance due to three days of rain, not prices. You can manage costs by not playing those endless games in which you hardly ever win.

Ticket prices have risen a bit from 2018. Advance Tickets went up $2 to $10 and Day of Ticket will increased $3 to $13.
Admission ticket price wasn't the main culprit of stickershock and wallet pain. In visiting 4 food stands (splitting the food and cost at 3 of them) and one ride on the sky-rider Ferris wheel......I spent over $60 just on myself.
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Admission ticket price wasn't the main culprit of stickershock and wallet pain. In visiting 4 food stands (splitting the food and cost at 3 of them) and one ride on the sky-rider Ferris wheel......I spent over $60 just on myself.
https://www.ncstatefair.org/2019/Att...gsToDo2018.htm
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Not arguing that there aren't plenty of "free" (re; covered by your admission ticket) fun things to do at the Fair. But who goes there and doesn't get some of the food?
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