Children eagerly waiting for the NC State Fair to begin have less than a week to go before it starts.
These photographs were taken at the NC State Fairgrounds a few weeks ago when Bill and I went to the Greek Festival which was held in the Expo Building.
Although the fair wasn't taking place then, there was still a certain amount of waiting to be directed to our parking spot because in addition to the Flea market and Greek Festival, there were many other events there that day.
The flyball Club tournament, antique gun and military collector show, NC State Championship horse show, original coin and currency show, Central NC Pagan Pride day, and the NC State CALS Alumni and Friends Tailgate Party were also going on that day.
I was surprised how busy it was and in preparing this post I looked up what events were going on.
Inside the building where the Greek Festival was taking place there was a certain amount of waiting in line for the food.
It was fun to be entertained by the dancers and musicians while waiting in line.
I always photograph the Dorton Arena when I'm at the Fairgrounds.
The Dorton Arena features a steel cable supported saddle shaped roof in tension, held up by parabolic concrete arches in compression (wikipedia source).
The architect was Matthew Nowicki and he died in a plane crash before the construction phase.
William H. Dietrick, a local architect supervised the completion of the arena using Nowicki's design.
The fairgrounds include 344 acres and hosts events year round.
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