How exactly J.W. Harris got started riding bulls, and what he has gone through to get to be the winner of the 2008 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He raises bulls too. His father rode bulls and J.W. admired his father and is taking right after him. He was in 105 events last year. Professional bull riding is his passion. MORE on Bull Riding New Book From Black Champion Bull Rider « The Hip Hop Cosign - If you've ever watched a bull rider desperately hang on to the back of a bull till the buzzer sounds or shaken your head in amazement as a cowboy picks himself off the ground after being tossed around like a rag doll, Abe Morris' book, ...
December 23, 2008 Lori Chappell 515/262-3111 ext. 204 The Iowa State Fair brought home numerous honors in the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) agricultural, competitive exhibits and communications competitions for fairs with attendance of one million or more. The awards were presented at the IAFE Annual Convention in Las Vegas last week. “We knew based on record-setting attendance that the 2008 Iowa State Fair was an overwhelming success with Fairgoers,” said Fair CEO/Manager Gary Slater. “Receiving awards and recognition from our industry peers really tops off an unforgettable year.” In IAFE Agricultural Awards competition, the Fair collected nine top honors, including Sweepstakes and Overall Program for Commercial Agricultural Exhibitors. The Fair’s new Vet Camp, Blue Ribbon Kids newsletter, Little Hands on the Farm, and Animal Learning Center programming all received recognition. The Fair also took home Outstanding Magazine Ad and Outstanding Advertising Specialties honors in the Communications category. In addition, the Fair’s extremely popular State Fair Games received Best Interactive Agricultural Exhibit for Competitive Exhibits. These awards follow the Fair being named one of American Bus Association’s (ABA) 2009 “Top 100 Events in North America” and Discover America’s 2009 list of Top 200 Events. “State Fair Time” in 2009 is set August 13-23. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.
Made Fall Veggie Stew, 1st Prize in the State Fair N.C. Peanut Growers Association Pea-nutty Vegetarian Main Dish Recipe Contest http://tinyurl.com/5kdp8s This Sounds Good!! * 2 large onions, chopped * 2 tablespoons vegetable oil * ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper * ½ teaspoon garlic salt or powder * 1 ½ cups chopped cabbage * ½ cup peanut butter * 1, 40 ounce can of sweet potatoes, cut in 1-inch cubes * 1 teaspoon salt * ¼ teaspoon ground ginger * 1 can (14.5 ounce) diced tomatoes * 1 can (14.5 ounce) okra, optional * 1 can (15 ounce) black beans drained * 1 cup apple juice * 3 cups tomato juice Saute onions in vegetable oil until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in cayenne pepper and garlic and sauté for two more minutes. Add chopped cabbage, sauté, covered, for three minutes. Mix in tomato and apple juices, salt, ginger and tomatoes. Add sweet potatoes, okra and black beans. Simmer for five minutes. Stir in peanut butter and simmer gently over very low heat until ready to serve. Stir frequently to prevent scorching. Add more juice or water if too thick. Serve with crackers. Serves 10-12 people. Blogged with the Flock Browser
Hi, hopefully there are a few of you following me on twitter. For those of you who don’t know I am coolkay on Twitter. That is just the way it worked out. If you have an interest in county and state fairs and their events I would like to hear from you. Please look be up. Anyway, I am getting off the subject a little. I really really want to congratulate the North Carolina State Fair for their use of Twitter this fair season. They showed great innovation. Whenever there was something going on at the fair they posted about it. They talked about winners of contests adn sbout their entertainers. What a great great tool for an event! The North Carolina State Fair has a rather large attendance. about 860,000. I would be willing to bet that some of attendees loved having them on Twitter. A lot of us care IPods or Blacberrys or the like, and quite frankly a lot of us are hooked. So for example suppose you are working and checking your email on a regular hourly basis – or getting SMS text messages on your device (which is really really easy to set up now). WE all need also relaxation and entertainment. So here comes the North Carolina State Fair…. with their nose in your SMS text messages… WOW! What a marketing tool. What fun. It was so cool to have immediate updates from the fair office about the event. And, you can subscribe to them also. They ran contests. They gave away tickets. And, I bet they made a lot new friends. Congratulations NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR, staying up with technology willl insure your event will thrive and grow. Find them at http://www.twitter.com/NCStateFair Find the San Diego County Fair at http://www.twitter.com/SDFair Blogged with the Flock Browser