Maybe it’s the funny names like “Hamina Biscuit” or “Pepto the Flying Pig,” or maybe it’s how high school students are able to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art using recycled materials. Either way, Farm Animal Frenzy is one of my favorite parts of the Fair.
In the contest, schools had a month to transform a recycled pickle barrel into a common barnyard animal. In addition to the pickle-barrel base, each animal had to be created with 80 percent recycled material. An assortment of seventeen cows, chickens, turkeys, goats, horses, pigs and sheep rolled into Dorton Arena for judging, and the winners were selected Monday:
- Best Overall: “Hamina Biscuit” – Grace Christian School, Raleigh
- Execeptionally Green: “Gruff” – Garner High School, Garner
- Exceptionally Creative: “Pepto the Flying Pig” – Millbrook High School, Raleigh
While these were the top three winners, you have a chance to select your favorite animal in the “People’s Choice Award.” You can vote for your pick at the Farm Animal Frenzy website, or submit a text vote while at the N.C. State Fair. Information about the text contest can be found on the signage at each animal, and you can download a map of the animal locations here.
Join us for the frenzy when the gates open Thursday at 3 p.m.