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San Bernardino County Fair 2019

An annual event for over 70 years, the San Bernardino County Fair is THE destination in the High Desert for Fun. Concerts, carnival rides, food, games, animals, exhibits, and more! The Fair provides a diverse entertainment offering for everyone at an affordable price.his is a interview with Geoff Hinds, CEO Fair Manager about some of the history of the fair and fairgrounds.  He also talks about what is new and exciting this year at the fair and fair food and entertainment. **************************************************************************** This years fair features a lot of fun and exciting carnival rides.

By |2019-05-24T00:03:58+00:00May 24th, 2019|California, County Fair, Podcast|0 Comments

Calveras County Fair and Frog Jubilee 2019

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. ********************************************************************

By |2019-05-08T01:31:51+00:00May 8th, 2019|Angels Camp, Frogs, Podcast, Rodeo|0 Comments

Maricopa County Fair

The Maricopa County Fair, in Phoenix Arizona runs from April 10th to the 14th at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. This is an interview with Karen Searle, Executive Director about what is old what is new and exciting about this years fair. We talk about the age of the fair, and what is new and exiting about this years fair - what there is for kids ans seniors, and their Community Stage - which is one of the main things this fair known for. 

By |2019-04-04T21:33:02+00:00April 4th, 2019|County Fair, Fair Food, Phoenix, Podcast|0 Comments

Carnival Catastrophe

Carnival Catastrophe: Is there a Real Reason to be Afraid? Counties and Cities with Carnivals or Fairs There are over 3,000 counties in our country.  There are almost 20,000 cities and towns.  Just about every one of them has at least one carnival or fair, and in the case of the bigger cities, perhaps dozens every year. According to data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) it comes in at about 4,400 injuries annually but only about 1.5% of that number (66) require hospitalization each year.  Complied statistics for (non-Amusement Park) carnival and fair injuries or deaths are calculated to be 6 per 100,000 visitors, or 0.006%. Not only is the number quite small, but the classification of injuries is quite broad, including anything requiring treatment or hospitalization.  Everything from twisted ankles or sprains, bumped heads, chest pains, numbness, neck strains, back pain, dizziness, and vomiting all count. If you were to pick a large amusement park, such as Disney World with its 19.33 million visitors each year, and apply those statistics, you might expect 1,160 injuries per year.  Big parks are actually much better than that because they have permanent equipment that stays in one place, and experienced maintenance crews with multiple inspections per day. An actual Carnival incident In July (2017), when one of the rides at the Ohio State Fair experienced a severe failure, an 18-year-old man was killed.  A further six were injured.  Despite undergoing three separate inspections, by the operator, the city officials, and an independent third party, they all missed some significant corrosion for one of the seating areas.  The metal was thin enough to shear when the ride was under strain with a full load of passengers. Who is to blame? In this particular case, the manufacturer had issued a notice about the fault in the ride considerably earlier.  They had notified, or attempted to notify, all purchasers, of the potential danger of failure and recommended not using the ride until repairs could be effected. These carnivals and fairs do a lot of traveling, meaning that equipment is assembled and disassembled daily or weekly, moving from one location to the next.  It might be hard to keep up with notices, warnings, alerts, or changing maintenance requirements when you’re constantly on the go.  But perhaps, you would think, workers familiar with the equipment might notice changes and deterioration. Except that they might not…  It might be invisible because it is encased in fiberglass, or in other ways hidden from view.  [...]

By |2019-03-13T23:33:01+00:00November 21st, 2017|Carnivals, injuries, Insurance, Kiddie|0 Comments

Fireworks and Safety for the 4th of July

Fireworks are part of the July 4th celebrations. They are synonymous to the nation’s birthday as backyard barbecues, parades down the main street, and apple pie. They are relatively safe if only people use their common sense. There are also some easy to follow rules that make handling fireworks in County fairgrounds safer. But even with the rules, it seems like people ignore the rules. Each year people are brought to the emergency room due to fireworks-related injuries around the July 4th celebrations. People should remember that fireworks are dangerous and can cause serious burns. If you are tasked to set up fireworks at the county fairgrounds, there are some things that you must do first. One of the first things you need to do is to make sure you have already appointed a firing team. It should be composed of no more than three people with one person serving as the leader of the group. Members of the firing team must have experience of lighting fireworks and have knowledge of safety regulations.   Organizing the Fireworks Display You must ensure that the firing site can accommodate all the fireworks you intend to fire. There must be ample spacing in order to avoid accidental firing of fireworks. Don’t forget to read the instructions on all the fireworks. Each item behaves differently and might be required to be set up and installed in several ways. Make sure that the right side is facing the audience, especially the fan style cakes. There are some types that are required to be buried in soft earth or attached to wooden stakes buried in the ground. These are candles, fountains, and cakes. If they are attached to wooden stakes, they should be attached with strong cloth tape to ensure that the firework stays behind the stake and doesn’t fall over or face the crowd. The fireworks must be angled away from the crowd. If the weather is not too nice, you can use plastic bags to keep fireworks dry. Some fountains have a cone shape and make them hard to be attached to anything. You can place the fountain on a flat surface and avoid placing it on the grass that could make the firework unstable and tip over. Rockets should be launched from tubes. You can make a DIY project using plumbing pipe. Just make sure that the stick of the rocket can freely liftoff form the pipe. It must not get stuck in the pipe. If the rocket has a [...]

King County Fair, WA. Features Concerts, Rides and 4-H Youth

Join the fun July 11-14 during the 151st King County Fair. Experience amazing live concerts, relish thrilling rides, including Mutton Bustin’, view livestock exhibits, and enjoy much more. The King County Fair is held in Enumclaw WA. For more information visit thekingcountyfair.com. The 4-H kids throughout King County will have prepared photography, food and clothing displays, various public presentations/performances, Lego robots, etc. and trained their dogs, cats, horses, goats, etc. in hopes of qualifying to show at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Hands-on projects, like dogs, robotics, etc. keep kids interested as they learn and practice leadership, citizenship, and life skills, such as public speaking. To learn more about 4-H and the many different projects, including robotics, performance arts, animal and plant science, cooking, sewing, etc., that are offered attend the King County Fair or visit 4h.wsu.edu.

By |2019-04-11T23:33:53+00:00July 9th, 2013|County Fair, King County Fair, Washington|0 Comments

Alameda County Fair 2011 – Fun Food Facts

What people eat at county fairs has long fascinated me. It does probably because I am a health food and organic food nut. The average American eats way too much stuff they should not be eating. This is one of the reasons we have so many health issues in this country. Its alos true that most people do not realize how awfully awesome organic and fresh food can taste and they think they would be giving up so much if they tried it. Well, I am here to tell you its simply not true. Orangic and healthy food has wonderful taste, - its just different from what most people are used to. Anyway this is waht the fair goers ate at this years Alameda County Fair Corn Dogs – 91,414 consumed Funnel Cakes – 29,834 consumed Shaved Ices – 14,963 consumed Turkey Legs – 7,559 consumed Cinnamon Rolls – 5,297 consumed Deep Fried Oreos – 3,791 consumed Scorpions – 1,546 consumed Alligator – Nearly 500 lbs consumed

By |2019-05-16T00:10:56+00:00July 13th, 2011|Alameda, California, County Fair, Fair Food, Organic Food|0 Comments

Dairy Goats are wonderful things

A couple of Cute Kids JoJo Milano has have 8 years experience with raising, breeding, owning dairy goats. I'm also the, Vice chair of the South Florida Fair dairy goat show. Originally I got my first diary goat as a companion for my 28 year old horse.... and it sort of snowballed from there. Additional Info on Goats you might enjoy Heritage Breeds of Goats for Milk and Meat - Meat goats are fuller boned than the dairy breeds, where dairy goats have flat bone types ... Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats: Breeds, Care, Dairying ... Most Beautiful Goats Competition - Udderly unbelievable but true, goats were on the catwalk for the Most Beautiful Goat at the Mazayen al-Maaz competition yesterday in Riyadh, capitol of Saudi Arabia. A Damascene goat -- or Maaz Al Shami -- named Qahr was the beauty ...

By |2016-10-23T11:34:45+00:00June 23rd, 2010|Animals, Florida, Goats|1 Comment

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