Last year during the North Carolina State Fair my partners and I joined forces with the State Fair organization team to plan the fair’s first ever tweetup. It was called the Deep Fried TriangleTweetup with the theme “A Whole Lotta Happy”. We wanted to say it was the first ever tweetup held at any state fair but we were the second state fair to do so but by fare the largest with over 150 attendees last year. This year, we’re doing it again, bigger and better with more prizes, a live video show featuring @GregoryNG of Freezerburns and of course more deep fried food. The theme for the 2010 North Carolina State Fair is Celebrate What’s Great and the Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup is held on October 14, 2010, opening day. You can purchase tickets here at the discounted price of $5.00 that includes your entry to the State Fair and the TriangleTweetup.
Also returning is the State Fair Tweetup scavenger hunt. We wanted to make things a little better than last year and doing so the North Carolina State Fair partnered with TriOut to set up the 1st ever State Fair location-based scavenger hunt using QR Codes. The scavenger hunt will start October 14 at 3:00 P.M. and will end at 8:00 P.M. and if you collect all of the clues you’ll win a few prizes at the Deep Fried TriangleTweetup tent. To start the scavenger hunt you’ll scan a QR Code at the tweetup tent for your first clue and then you’re on your way scanning various QR Codes around the fair for more clues and other social sharing activities that will give you a new North Carolina State Fair experience. Also note to participate in the scavenger hunt you don’t need an iPhone, just a QR Code reader that is found on most smartphones but using the TriOut [iTunes link] will provide you with a better experience.
More details are to follow and we’re excited to be working with the North Carolina State Fair to host the first ever State Fair location-based scavenger hunt with QR Codes. You can find more information about the event over the next few weeks here onTriangleTweetup.org blog and over on the Deep Fried blog. If you haven’t already, you can also follow the NC State Fair folks on Twitter (@NCStatefair) for the latest updates on the 2010 N.C. State Fair.