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Free breakfast for seniors at fair today

Posted October 18, 2016

Dorton Arena

Seniors age 65 and over get in free every day of the N.C. State Fair and on Tuesday, Oct. 18, they also receive a free Bojangles breakfast and entertainment at the Senior Citizen Fun Festival.

The event takes place at Dorton Arena from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Upcoming Special Days at the Fair

October 19: Military Appreciation Day

North Carolina Education Lottery Military Appreciation Day is Wednesday, October 19.

The first 3,000 people in to the fair will receive a military appreciation keychain.

11:00 am: Military Appreciation Parade starting at the carnival midway.

There are a number of other free events at Dorton Arena to honor our military on October 19.

Remember that Military adults and dependents get a discounted ticket of $6 at the gate every day

October 20: Food Lion Hunger Relief Day

The annual Hunger Relief Day is Thursday, October 20. Bring five cans of Food Lion brand food to the N.C. State Fair on Thursday, Oct. 20, and you will receive one free admission ticket.

Look for canned food on sale in the next couple weeks for as low as .50 per can to get a great deal on admission!

The donated food will go to the The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. They will distribute the cans to those in need in a 34 county area surrounding Raleigh.This is a fantastic way to get a super discount on fair admission AND help your neighbors in need!

For more information on additional ways to save at the fair, see the link above for Money Saving Tips.

For more information on the special events listed above, head to the State Fair website.


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