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MEDIA ADIVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2008

CONTACT: Natalie Alford, public information officer
 N.C. State Fair
 (919) 839-4527

Opening ceremony for the Got to Be NC Festival is Thursday, June 5, 2008

WHO/WHAT:   Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will officially open the first-ever Got to Be NC Festival in a “big” and loud way.  Troxler will drive the 13-foot tall, motorized Got to Be NC Big Cart to cut the ribbon and signal the official start of the festival.
WHEN:   Thursday, June 5
5:30 p.m.
WHERE: N.C. State Fairgrounds
Entrance to the main Midway, by the Grandstand and near the Kerr Scott Building
OTHER INFO: The ribbon-cutting event will kick off the four-day Got to Be NC Festival, celebrating North Carolina’s agricultural heritage and locally produced foods.  The festival will take place June 5-8. For more information, go to www.ncagfest.com.

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