Livestock announcer going on 30 years participating at N.C. State Fair
For almost 30 years, Weston McCorkle has been announcing the livestock competition at the State Fair. It can be a three-ring circus when the competition features a two-ring cattle showing.
OF >>> WESTIN McCORKAL HAD A NEIGHBOR HE CALLED UNCLE GENE. >> MENTOR TO ME. WHEN I WOULD HOME FROM SCHOOL, AS SOON AS I COULD GRAB MY SNACK, WE WENT AND FED CATTLE OR DID THINGS ON THE FARM. >> Reporter: A LIVESTOCK ANNOUNCER, HE'S BEEN BEHIND THE MIC AT THE STATE FAIR SINCE THE MID-90s. >> WHEN YOU PLACE TWO RINGS RUNNING AT THE SAME TIME, IT'S A REAL CHALLENGE. >> WE APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU WHO WERE WITH US THIS AFTERNOON CHEERING ON OUR YOUTH. >> Reporter: HE WAS 12 WHEN HE FIRST WENT TO THE STATE FAIR. >> THAT WAS THE CONVERSATION ON THE WAY HOME, WE'RE COMING BACK NEXT YEAR AND BRINGING SOME ANIMALS. YOU KNOW, I WAS A GREAT SHOWMAN. >> Reporter: HE WON FOR HIS SHOWMANSHIP. >> IT'S AN AGRICULTURAL FAIR. >> Reporter: SO LIVESTOCK ARE A PART OF THAT TRADITION. >> DO YOU ALWAYS WEAR A HAT? >> WHEN I MOW GRASS AT HOME, AND THE NC STATE FAIR. >> Reporter: HE LIVES WITH HIS WIFE AFTER A LOVE OF HORSES BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER. >> GOOD LOOKING COWS OUT THERE. >> AND YOU CAN FIND THE