I also enter the “Professional Photography Competition”, using images made at the previous Fair. Even won an Honorable Mention in 2012, which I think makes me an official Tar Heel. These two are my 2015 NC State Fair entries.
I’ve no idea if I won anything or was even Juried in. Both could be in “rejected” storage until I retrieve them, post Fair.
I’d have entered anyway, our State Fair is irresistible, just like these guilty pleasures.