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THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013


Sarah Ray, public information officer
Got to Be NC Festival
919-839-4527, 919-606-6781 (cell)

Commissioner Troxler to kick off Got to Be NC Festival
with antique tractor parade Friday at 2 p.m.

WHO/WHAT: Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will lead a parade of antique tractors around the State Fairgrounds to officially open the Got to Be NC Festival.

Friday, May 17, 2 p.m.
State Fairgrounds, Raleigh

Tractors will gather near the Martin Building at 1:45 p.m. They will move through the fairgrounds in a counter-clockwise direction.

VISUALS: More than 100 tractors are expected to participate in the parade, and Troxler will be driving a restored one from his personal collection. He will be available for one-on-one interviews following the parade near the Martin Building.

Hundreds of antique tractors will be on display throughout the festival. Add in harvesters, balers and other implements, and there will be more than 1,000 pieces of antique farm equipment on display this weekend.

Tractor parades will also take place Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.

Festival gate hours are:
Friday, Noon -- 10 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. -- 10 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. -- 9 p.m.

For more information about the festival, go to





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