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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014

CONTACT: Jim Knight, manager
Got to Be NC Festival
919-818-9059

Commissioner Troxler to lead tractor parade Friday
as official kickoff of Got to Be NC Festival

WHAT: Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will lead a parade of more than 100 antique tractors to officially open the 2014 Got to Be NC Festival.
WHEN:

Friday, May 16
1 p.m. (Gates open at noon.)

WHERE:

State Fairgrounds, Raleigh

Tractors will line up in front of the Martin Building inside Gate 9. The parade will move around the fairgrounds in a counter-clockwise direction.

MORE INFO:

The Got to Be NC Festival runs May 16-18 at the State Fairgrounds. The family-friendly event highlights the best of North Carolina agriculture. Tractor parades will take place daily at 1 p.m.

Visitors also can roam through the antique farm equipment, sample and purchase locally made products at the Got to Be NC Food, Wine & Beer Expo, enjoy the thrills of the carnival and relax to live music on an outdoor stage.

More details are available at www.gottobencfestival.com.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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