Posted October 17, 2006 8:43 p.m. EDT
The Exposition Hall, now in its second year, is a fun place to hang out. There's plenty of room on the inside to walk around the animals and the veggies, and the grass on the outside is a great place to park yourself and people watch, or watch the Dazzling Mills Family (or at least the backs of their heads.)
It's educational, too; I had no idea that sugar cane was grown in North Carolina. I knew that hot peppers were grown around here but I didn't know it was such a huge variety. I didn't know giant watermelons needed little kiddy mats to rest on. And I seriously didn't know how many germs could stay on your hands even after being washed. (don't try the "Germ Science" exhibit -- seeing how many germs can be left on your hands after washing -- unless you don't mind being a bit grossed out.)
Visit my page at Flickr for some more freaky veggies.