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NC State Fair to have "sensory-friendly day"; less light/sound

July 19, 2021, WRAL, Raleigh, NC: NC State Fair announces sensory-friendly day with less light, sound

The North Carolina State Fair is dedicating three hours of the event to help people with sensitivities to light and sound. “Accessibility Day presented by Bandwidth” will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17, between 9 a.m. and noon. During those hours, a few changes to the busy fair environment will be tailored to children and adults on the autism spectrum or those with sensory processing disorders, including: • The lowering of sound and light stimulants • No lights or music between 9 a.m. and noon at carnival rides and vendor booths • Only acoustic concerts without light amplification at stages until noon • Limited use of the public address system, which will only be used for lost visitor announcements • The addition of a “chill out zone” with tables and chairs, low lighting and soft music for people who wish to take a break from fair festivities. • The addition of adult changing stations in existing family restrooms


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