Dr. Todd Harris

The Fair Has Come to Town

Written by Dr. Todd Harris


October 4, 2016 – If you haven’t already heard, the North Carolina State Fair came to town yesterday and will run through Sunday, October 23rd.

It’s our annual feast for the senses – with its dense collection of sights, sounds, and scents.

When it comes to the sense of touch, your pediatrician would like to remind you that the @NCStateFair has in recent years stepped up its game when it comes to hand washing facilities.

That is important with so many people in one location and with attractions like ‘Petting Zoos’ so ‘handy’ – you may also wish to bring along your own personal supply of hand sanitizer – not to ruin anyone’s fun, but just to help insure the fun doesn’t come home with you.

Finally, there is the sense of taste – and the Fair offers plenty with its infamous ‘Fair Food’ – food so noteworthy it is a guaranteed annual news segment.

This morning I came across a good-effort infographic from our friends @RexHealthcare. It tells us things that we fair-goers may not want to know – but, if you would like to know what you need to know, check it out below: