Raleigh, N.C. — This year's State Fair will have an "American Idol" feel, with several members of the hit show appearing on stage.
Ruben Studdard, the 2003 "American Idol" winner, is scheduled to perform at Oct. 14.
Albemarle native Kellie Pickler will perform hits from her debut album on Oct. 16, Chris Daughtry, who is from Guilford County, is scheduled to appear on Oct. 20. Both competed in the 2006 season.
Other music stars slated to appear are Sara Evans, Josh Turner, Trace Adkins and MercyMe.
The 2007 festival will provide a flair for Southern food as celebrity chef Paula Deen will bring her Southern charm and savvy on Oct. 17.
The 2007 State Fair will run from Oct. 12 to Oct. 21.
2007 State Fair Entertainment Lineup:
Oct. 12: MercyMe, $10
Oct. 13: Sara Evans $15
Oct. 14: Ruben Studdard, $10
Oct. 15: Josh Turner, $10
Oct. 16: Kellie Pickler, $5
Oct. 17: Paula Deen, $20
Oct. 18: Anthony Hamilton, $15
Oct. 19: Steven Curtis Chapman, $10
Oct. 20: Chris Daughtry, $20
Oct. 21: Trace Adkins, $20