You can find BBQ sandwiches all over the midway at the State Fair. They tend to be flat and tasteless, because the pork has been cooked elsewhere and has sat around for a while. There is one place, though, that regularly has good pork and sides. It is the tent run by the NC Pork Producers. The tent is on the path from the west end of the Commercial buildings, where the Cheerwine stand is, to the southeast corner of Dorton. The BBQ is not bad and the pork loin and sides are very good.
At this year's fair, the tent in front of the Kerr Scott building, which has had exhibits from county fairs in the past few years, was of booths by NC food producers. One of the booths was giving out samples of what looked and tasted like good smoked pork. It was run by the NC Goat farmers. A goat "pullin" could be good eating.