The North Carolina State Fair , Where Nothing Could Be Finer - opens October 11th and runs thru the 21st - in Raleigh North Carolina State Fair - Pre-Fair Interview with Heather Overton, North Carolina State Fair Spokesperson ***************** Historical timeline of the North Carolina State Fair starting in 1850.
Made Fall Veggie Stew, 1st Prize in the State Fair N.C. Peanut Growers Association Pea-nutty Vegetarian Main Dish Recipe Contest http://tinyurl.com/5kdp8s This Sounds Good!! * 2 large onions, chopped * 2 tablespoons vegetable oil * ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper * ½ teaspoon garlic salt or powder * 1 ½ cups chopped cabbage * ½ cup peanut butter * 1, 40 ounce can of sweet potatoes, cut in 1-inch cubes * 1 teaspoon salt * ¼ teaspoon ground ginger * 1 can (14.5 ounce) diced tomatoes * 1 can (14.5 ounce) okra, optional * 1 can (15 ounce) black beans drained * 1 cup apple juice * 3 cups tomato juice Saute onions in vegetable oil until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in cayenne pepper and garlic and sauté for two more minutes. Add chopped cabbage, sauté, covered, for three minutes. Mix in tomato and apple juices, salt, ginger and tomatoes. Add sweet potatoes, okra and black beans. Simmer for five minutes. Stir in peanut butter and simmer gently over very low heat until ready to serve. Stir frequently to prevent scorching. Add more juice or water if too thick. Serve with crackers. Serves 10-12 people. Blogged with the Flock Browser
Hi, hopefully there are a few of you following me on twitter. For those of you who don’t know I am coolkay on Twitter. That is just the way it worked out. If you have an interest in county and state fairs and their events I would like to hear from you. Please look be up. Anyway, I am getting off the subject a little. I really really want to congratulate the North Carolina State Fair for their use of Twitter this fair season. They showed great innovation. Whenever there was something going on at the fair they posted about it. They talked about winners of contests adn sbout their entertainers. What a great great tool for an event! The North Carolina State Fair has a rather large attendance. about 860,000. I would be willing to bet that some of attendees loved having them on Twitter. A lot of us care IPods or Blacberrys or the like, and quite frankly a lot of us are hooked. So for example suppose you are working and checking your email on a regular hourly basis – or getting SMS text messages on your device (which is really really easy to set up now). WE all need also relaxation and entertainment. So here comes the North Carolina State Fair…. with their nose in your SMS text messages… WOW! What a marketing tool. What fun. It was so cool to have immediate updates from the fair office about the event. And, you can subscribe to them also. They ran contests. They gave away tickets. And, I bet they made a lot new friends. Congratulations NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR, staying up with technology willl insure your event will thrive and grow. Find them at http://www.twitter.com/NCStateFair Find the San Diego County Fair at http://www.twitter.com/SDFair Blogged with the Flock Browser