Teenagers engage in the age-old rituals of courtship at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair in Dudley, North Carolina. Filmmakers Kelly Creedon, Sami Jorgensen, and Callaghan O'Hare capture endearing interviews with young couples who earnestly believe they'll be "together forever."
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