The Calaveras County Fair and Frog Jubilee is coming on May 16th-19th in Angels Camp, California. Their attendance is approximately. 35,000 to 40,000. The Theme is "Be a Kid Again!". They have all kinds of events including of course the International Frog Jumping Contest in which contestants can bring their own frog or use one of the local provided bullfrogs - and classic fair food, carnival rides, live music, goofy competitions, livestock, rodeo, with opportunities to sample award winning local wines and agriculture.Be sure to check out - Checkout the Frog Hop of Fame from past Frog Jump winners in historic downtown Angels Camp.This is a interview with Laurie Giannini, CEO Fair Manager about some of the history of the fair and fairgrounds, and rodeo. She also talks about what is new and exciting this year at the fair and what specifically they have for children to do that is fun. ********************************************************************
Major League Eating sponsors competitive eating contests around the world. In the following interview we talk about them. They run about 80 contests a year. This is primarily an interview with Crazy Legs Conti a competitive eater and several time champion. Crazy Legs Conti uses Zen to prepare for contests. Zen is "a Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism emphasizing the value of meditation and intuition."
What does it take to be a competitive Hot Dog Contest Winner? You have to take the competition seriously.
VINEGAR PIE PASTRY 4 CUPS FLOUR 1 TBL. SUGAR 2 TSP. SALT 1/2 CUP WATER 1 EGG 2 TBL. CIDER VINEGAR 1 3/4 CUP SHORTENING IN LARGE BOWL, COMBINE FLOUR, SUGAR AND SALT. WITH PASTRY BLENDER, CUT IN SHORTENING UNTIL MIXTURE RESEMBLES COARSE CRUMBS. IN SMALL BOWL, COMBINE WATER, VINEGAR AND EGG; BEAT WITH FORK AND POUR INTO FLOUR MIXTURE. MIX WELL UNTIL PASTRY HOLDS TOGETHER. DOUGH WILL BE STICKY. ADD JUST ENOUGH FLOUR TO CLEAN BOTTOM AND SIDES OF BOWL TO MAKE ONE BALL OF DOUGH. COVER & CHILL FOR AT LEAST 2 HOURS. DIVIDE INTO 4 OR 5 BALLS. IF NOT READY TO MAKE PIES NOW, YOU MAY WRAP & REFRIGERATE FOR UP TO 2 WEEKS OR FREEZE FOR UP TO 2 MONTHS. MAKES 4 OR 5 SINGLE CRUSTS. MICROWAVE OVEN APPLE PIE
World’s Fastest Lawnmower Driver. During the weekend of Sept. 24-26, Cleveland took back the record with an official speed of 96.529 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. via USLMRA Lawn Mower Racer Bobby Cleveland Sets New Land Speed Record! | LETS MOW - USLMRA.
Mutton Bustin' is an event held at rodeos similar to bull riding or bronc riding. It is the kid version of bull riding. Open to girls and boys, youngsters attempt to ride the unpredictable sheep for six seconds. During the event, a sheep will be caught and held still while a child is placed on top in a riding position. Once the child is seated atop the sheep, the people holding the sheep let go and the sheep then starts to run in an attempt to get the child off. It is an exciting event for the boys and girls who want to experience the excitement of what riding in a rodeo could be like. TChildren are on occasion injured by the sheep. Height and weight restrictions on participants generally prevent injuries to the sheep. Parents are often asked to sign waivers to protect the rodeo from legal action. ISafety of the children and the sheep is of course important. Proper gear helps and consists of a protective vest and a helmet. There is also an age restriction usually children age 4 to 9. There is also a weight restriction; children can weigh no more than of 55 lbs. Weight restictions protect the sheep. Mutton Bustin' has grown to be one of the most popular and entertaining extra attractions at the National Western Stock Show in Denver during January.Like the cowboy bucking events, time and score count, but all the contestants receive trophies from the sponsor EChildren get confidence from doing this event. Sometimes a cowboy or a rodeo clown helps with showing them how. The little cowboy or cowgirl learns the proper way to mount the sheep, and hold on for the six seconds or so the ride lasts. The child who holds on for that long without falling off and has a good ride is the winner. Mamas if you don't want your babies to grow up to be Cowboys, you best keep them away from Mutton Bustin'. Sure, it looks innocent enough, but does anybody really know how many Cowboys got THEIR first real taste of rodeo riding from a sheep? . I
I have been looking at county fair and event contests. Have you ever wondered what happened to some of these old fashioned contests our grandparents played? They are alive and well at successful county fairs, everywhere, like for instance here are some of the contests going on at the Houlton Agricultural Fair in Maine over the 4th of July fair. Pie Eating Contest, Bubble Gum Blowing Contest, Oreo Cookie Stacking Contest, Hula Hoop Contest, Ice Cream Eating Contest, Egg Toss Contest, Pig Scramble, on to the Kid’s Cooking Contest, Kid’s Karaoke, Kid’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest, Soccer Ball Contest, Water Balloon Contest, Little Mr. and Mrs. Firecracker Contest, Salsa Chugging Contest, Moxie Chugging Contest, Basketball Contest, Kid’s Tractor Contest, Burping Contest, Skillet Throw Contest, Cash Cube Contest Now the San Diego County Fair in California is also going on at this time, with the following contests… Watermelon Spitting Contest, Frozen T Shirt Contest, Corn Husking Contest, Kid’s Best Hannah Montana Look a-like contest, Blue potato toss contest, Most patriotic costume contest, and because its California it is followed by a wine tasting contest. The MORAL here folks thank heaven, is that the computer games and interaction are not everything… thank heaven we can still have fun!
This is a real county fair event. I am always on the look out for something different. Aren’t we all? This is definitely different. You put a dead cricket in your mouth and see how far you can spit it. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it? It sure would be a big draw at a state fair. Even children under nine can do this. Cricket Spitting was developed in 1996 by entomolgist Tom Turpin at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. rules are simple: Competitors stand in a red circle, place thawed crickets inside their mouths and, spitting them as far as possible without stepping outside the circle. The official Guinness world record is 30 feet, 1.2 inches. The unofficial record from the Purdue Bug Bowl is 37 feet, 9.75 inches. Dead crickets, with no chocolate coating, fly further if launched head-first. I guess this is a sport not to be taken lightly – ” Chicago — A 23-year-old man suffered fatal injuries when he fell from his Mt. Prospect balcony during a spitting contest with his friends, police in northwest suburb said Tuesday.” ah, of course he was also drinking. The contest I was invited to is at the Florence County Fair in Wisconsin. However, I believe I will decline this one. Anyone got a good watermelon seed spitting contest? Cricket Spitting @ the Florence County Fair! That’s right. . . you come and put a cricket in your mouth and see how far you can spit it. Here are the rules: 1.) The farthest cricket wins. 2.) The cricket must remain in tact. 3.) You have 10 seconds from the moment the cricket is in your mouth until the time you spit it. 4.) There are three age groups: – 9 & under – 10-14 – 15 & up 5.) The top three spitters in each age group receive a medal.