Barring a weather calamity that may or may not happen, the NC State Fair kicks off Thursday. And while nobody is pulling for Hurricane Michael to come this way, a little drizzle might not be such a bad thing.
“There are many, many things to do at the NC State Fair even if it does rain,” said fair manager Kent Yelverton. “So bring your umbrella. The good part about rain is it’s a lot less crowded when it happens.”
Last year, attendance was more than 1 million: 1,014,478, with people coming all over for rides, food, bunny barns, agriculture exhibits and concerts.