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Would you like to be a food vendor at festivals?

Have you ever had the idea that maybe it would be a good thing to try to be a food vendor at a festival or event? Its hard to get started and the rules are all but overwhelming. In this interview I talk to Kurt of the 4th Avenue Merchants Association in Tucson and Mia Hansen of Tucson Meet Yourself. We talk about how to get into a big festival if you are a new food vendor. They say that you should contact the person running the festival who should be able to help you through the maze of regulations. Listen Here!

By |2016-10-23T11:34:38+00:00August 31st, 2011|Arizona, Concessions, Festivals, Food, Vendors|0 Comments

Rick Adam – Junk Band and Silly Stuff

Rick Adam/A.K.A. Professor Paddy-Whack has toured everywhere, from Maine to China. for over 30 years he's been featured on stage, television, radio, and film. He has shared venues with Garth Brooks, Livingston Taylor and Phish... to name a few. He has appeared on the PBS series “The Lonesome Pine Specials” in 1993, a video of the program was added to the Permanent Collection of the Smithsonian Institute. Also, in 1998 and 2000 he performed for Bruce Springsteen at his home in New Jersey. The video is a Mini-documentary on Rick Adam /A.K.A. Professor Paddy-Whack One Man Junk Band. The Professor's rig on wheels is a "Rube Goldburg musical contraption with a Spike Jones style wackiness." With footage shot at the Fryeburg Fair in Maine where Rick has been a featured performer for the last 25 years, he performs a "Musical Mechanical Melody of the Most Melodic Melodies Know to Modern Man!" You have to, see it to believe it! Check out his Websire

By |2017-09-11T00:21:37+00:00December 31st, 2010|Christmas, Entertainer of the Month, Entertainment, Music, Singer|1 Comment

Butcher BBQ – Dave Bouska, BBQ Competition

Jack Daniels 2009 BBQ Competition Team Butcher BBQ started in 1982 when, Dave Bouska, started to work in his first meat market. This is where he began leaning about beef, pork and poultry. From there, Dave, operated sausage markets, managed several retail and wholesale meat markets and now currently owns and operates a custom meat processing plant in Oklahoma. This is where he begun to perfect the plants, sausage, ham and bacon flavoring process. In 2006, he and his brother, started competing in the local BBQ circuit with good results and a lot of fun. Dave views BBQ competition as a fun and hobby experience. They travel all over the country to take place in the competitions. End of August 2010 interview with Dave Bouska, - if you are interested in BBQ Competition you really should listen to this interview. < Other BBQ Links you might have an interest in BBQ Class for All Ages to Kick Off Smokin' In Mesquite BBQ Labor ... - BBQ Class for All Ages to Kick Off Smokin' In Mesquite BBQ Labor Day Weekend at the Casablanca Highly-respected expert Dave Bouska to provide instruction on various elements of BBQ. Read more on PRWeb via Yahoo! News. Sweet Peppers BBQ Team Returns to Defend $40000 Smokin' in ... - 2 with an eight-hour cooking class taught by noted meat expert Dave Bouska, a native Oklahoman who was ranked among the top competitors in Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) BBQ events last year. Bouska will share his expertise with ...

By |2017-07-15T02:00:25+00:00September 2nd, 2010|BBQ, BBQ Competition, Nevada, Oklahoma, Podcast|0 Comments

Harry Vold Stock Contractor, Colorado

Who is Harry Vold? Well, he looks like and sounds like John Wayne, if John Wayne had a brother or a double it would have been Harry Vold. Harry is a rodeo stock contractor with a deep love of horses that shows in everything he does. He is now 86 years old and runs the Harry Vold Rodeo Company out of Pueblo Colorado. He is 86 now and still loves to ride on his ranch and watch his animals. "A good bucking horse has to have the heart and disposition, they have to want to buck", says Harry. His youngest daughter Kristen is now managing the ranch, but, not of course without Harry's input. Harry's animals are never bucked more then twice a week and have the best diet and the best of care and a great ranch to roam on. The following interview was done as the Colorado State Fair was getting underway. Harry and his rodeo company were of course in attendance. The Duke of the Chutes: Harry Vold's Sixty Years in Rodeo (Hardcover) - Review HERE IT IS! This is the book all the rodeo contestants, fans, committeemen, and contract performers have wanted to read forever. This is Harry Vold s life story. In it you'll see Harry s career as a premier rodeo producer and ... The road to the College National Finals Rodeo passes through Las ... - NMSU hired 11-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Stock Contractor of the Year Harry Vold, of the Harry Vold Rodeo Co., as the stock contractor for this rodeo. The team also hired “Radical Ryan Rodriguez” as the clown act. ...

Bill Rankin, of Rankin’s Ranch, CA

Bill Rankin is a real cowboy. He has been one all his life. Bill is the 4th generation of his family to live on their working cattle ranch in Walker's Basin outside of Bakersfield. He has children, three son-in-laws, and grandchildren , who work Rankin Ranch with him. In about 1965 the ranch became a guest ranch, where families come in the summer, to experience a life with no TV or computers. There is hiking and ping pong, fishing, horses, trail rides, great food, and cattle. Listen to the Interview with Bill Rankin, August 2010 *************************************************************** -

By |2017-06-29T02:24:58+00:00August 19th, 2010|California, Cattle, Cowboy|0 Comments

Vermont State Fair 2010

2010 Vermont State Fair Named one of the top ten Best State Fair in the United States Voted the “Best Fair” for 2009 & 2010 Where Memories Are Made! Open Daily from Friday, September 3rd through Sunday, September 12th Vermont State Fairgrounds,  in Rutland You are sure to get MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK at the 2010 Vermont State Fair. You can purchase passes for one low price to get you into the grounds all ten days, purchase daily admission tickets for a $3 savings per day, purchase ride tickets in advance and save $10, get your concert tickets in advance and get free admission to the Fair or take advantage of one of the three promotional days that include $1 admission day, free admission day or a low admission price of $12 and have unlimited rides for free. The Vermont State Fair will be opening its gates in 2010 with more FREE Entertainment then any other Fair in the Northeast. Included with your admission price to the grounds you can enjoy shows by The Magic of Lance Gifford & Co., Galaxy Girl, Horses, Horses, Horses, Eudora Farms Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, Atlantic Coast Old Timers Racing Club, a Model Circus Display, the worlds famous Rosaire’s Royal Racing Pigs, The Big Bear Show, an All Breed Horse Pavilion and Al the Artist will be returning. In addition, Comedy Entertainer Jason Huneke, Ozseeker the Clown, Barre Pinske Carvings and The Pork Chop Revue will all be making their first appearance at the Vermont State Fairgrounds. When the Vermont State Fair began in 1846, it had a large agricultural background. Today we continue to grow our agricultural area offering cattle, sheep, goat and horse shows to name a few as well as a large 4H department. Already this year, the cattle superintendent is reporting a record number of entries. Some of the finest musical performers will be on the Comcast Stage. Molly Hatchet with Special Guest Blackfoot, Wynonna Judd, Rick Springfield, Danny Gokey & Charley Pride will be putting on magnificent concerts. Comedian Cledus T. Judd will also be taking the stage on September 7th. The traditional Demolition Derbies will be back on September 3rd, 5th & 12th. And don’t forget, FREE admission to the Fair with the purchase of show tickets on September 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th & 11th if purchased prior to August 21st. The Vermont State Fair is also pleased to offer a midway provided by Castlerock Shows with over 30 rides as well as food [...]

By |2019-05-09T22:51:19+00:00August 18th, 2010|State Fair|0 Comments

Cowboy Ethics, James P Owen, and The Try

James P. Owen, says everyone needs a code... a creed to live by. Inspired by the working cowboy's core principles of honesty, loyalty, and courage, we aim to bring  the simple, timeless values embodied in the Code of the West back to the fore of American life.James is the author of the Cowboy Ethics and soon to be published book called The Try. Interview, with James P. Owen

By |2016-10-23T11:34:44+00:00August 15th, 2010|Cowboy|0 Comments

Cindy Lou Harrington, Country Music & Atlanta

Interview - the end of June 2010 Cindy is a recording artist with Southern Tracks Records (STR). -- famous for the Atlanta Rhythm Section. STR just released her album and an additional album by with her and her daughters. Cindy started singing at age 15. Countyfairgrounds.net caught up with her singing the national anthem at one of the Braves games. On the side Cindy is a special education teacher for disabled students. She has a great sound. Solo, Harrington has kicked off the Atlanta Braves games four times with her performance of the National Anthem and has opened for internationally acclaimed motivational speakers and authors such as Wayne Dyer and Melody Beattie. She is a resident of Stone Mountain, Georgia and also spends time in Western, New York on the family property in Cherry Creek. FAVORITE MOTTO: “Dream, Plan, Act, Believe”