state fair time

The NC State Fair is in our backyard so one of us is out there just about every day through the two-week run. I had my chance again yesterday as reporter Matt Ehlers and I did a story on what happens in the hours that the fair is closed to visitors.
It's a lot of cleaning up, restocking, laundry, then sleep. The hours for this fair (8am-12am) means that many carnival workers are working 14-16 hour days. It's the longest and hardest fair of the year for them. So there's not much partying going on afterwards. Though the traveling village and the lifestyle (party and non-party alike) is pretty interesting. I wish I had had more time to invest in that side of the visual story. Next time.

The overnight gallery is here.
And here's one from opening day.

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