2018 North Carolina State Fair

Haunted House Attraction at the 2018 NC State Fair, Raleigh

Haunted House Attraction at the 2018 NC State Fair, Raleigh

It's Halloween! And what better way to celebrate a harvest-related event that brings suspect food choices than to share photographs taken at the 2018 North Carolina State Fair by one of its 977,256 visitors, Edward Funkhouser? Ed was a faculty member and administrator in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, the Voice of the Pack from 2009-2017, and remains an avid photographer who donates his work to Special Collections. So, grab a deep-fried stick of bacon encrusted in sweet cereal, and enjoy!

Starship 4000 Graviton Ride at the 2018 NC State Fair

Starship 4000 Gravitron Ride

Bacon Booth at the NC State Fair

Bacon Booth

Glowing bumper cars at the 2018 NC State Fair

Glow-in-the-dark Bumper Cars

Spray painted cow mural at the 2018 NC State Fair

Spray painted Cow Mural by ARCY

Third largest watermelon grown at the 2018 NC State Fair

Third Largest Watermelon in History & Largest in the World

Tilt-A-Whirl at the 2018 NC State Fair

The Tilt-A-Whirl

The photos Ed took at this year's State Fair, and many more photographs taken and shared by him, are available in the Libraries Rare and Unique Digital Collections, which provides access to over a million imagesdrawingsvideoaudio recordings, and textual materials documenting NC State history and other topics.