On the one tentacle, there's still time to get your Deep Fried on at the N.C. State Fair. I suggest finding some deep fried Oreos; if you want something more like real food, I suggest an ear of corn, as they're delicious.
On the other tentacle, Sean Wilson of Fullsteam points out that while the North Carolina State Fair awards three hundred forty-three — 343 — medals to North Carolina wines, there are none — 0 — for North Carolina beers. That's right: One of the most active food and drink scenes in the state and its newly active — dare I say fermenting? — and growing industry gets absolutely no recognition. Zero. Zilch. Nada. To wit:
Think about it.
And enjoy your autumn, however you choose to do so — it's kinda nice out there. :)