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Puyallup Spring Fair, WA 2019

The Puyallup Spring Fair starts on April 11th and runs thru the 14th. This is a pre-fair interview with Stacy Van Horne, Public Relations Manager. We talk a bit about the history of the fair, fair foods and what there is for kids and seniors to do. There is a lot of work that goes into putting this fair up and a lot of imagination. The have The Farm at Sillyville - which is a rather unique idea and very cool.  There is Creative Kids Entertainment and Brad's World Reptile Show, and BBQ Playoffs.  There are also Fireworks on Friday and Saturday evening. There is a KidZone and a Stunt Show. In Expo Hall they have too. This fair has a lot of everything. It makes you wonder how exactly it differs from the Washington State Fair that is later in the season.  Stacy and I talk about that. They are also known especially for Motorsports and Monster Trucks. The fair takes place on the Washington State Fairgrounds.                 ********************************************************************

Florida State Fair 2019

Discover the Fun at the Florida State Fair Pre Fair interview with the Assistant Manager of the Florida State Fair - Mike Rogalsky. We talk about what is new and exciting at this years Fair. We talk about parking, Seniors and what is good for children under 12 to do. Of course we talk about fair food, the exhibit building the animal exhibits, the carnival and a lot of their entertainment.

Arkansas State Fair 2018

Arkansas State Fair October 11-21st in Little Rock Concerts October 11th & 12th - Charlie Daniels October 13th - POD October 14th - GINUWINE October 15th - The Big Talent Show October 17th - RATT October 18th - Stokley October 19th - POP EVIL October 20th - Mark Chesnutt & Red Head Express October 21st - Twista Arkansas State Fair - Pre-Fair Interview with, Ralph Eubanks with CJRW, Arkansas State Fair spokesperson info@arkansasstatefair.com 501-372-8341 2600 Howard St. Little Rock, AR 72206

By |2019-03-13T22:19:37+00:00October 8th, 2018|Arkansas State Fair, Podcast, State Fair, States|0 Comments

South Carolina State Fair 2018

The South Carolina State Fair runs from October 10th through the 21st, 2018. The theme this year is "Homegrown Fun!" South Carolina State Fair - Pre-Fair Interview with Nancy Smith, Fair Manager ********************************************************************************************** **********************************************************************************************

North Carolina State Fair 2018

The North Carolina State Fair , Where Nothing Could Be Finer - opens October 11th and runs thru the 21st - in Raleigh   North Carolina State Fair - Pre-Fair Interview with Heather Overton, North Carolina State Fair Spokesperson ***************** Historical timeline of the North Carolina State Fair starting in 1850.

Arizona State Fair 2018

Arizona State Fair takes place this year - October 5th-28th, in Phoenix.. at  1826 W McDowell Rd. Some of the featured performances are  (with many more on their website): featuring Gary Allan on October 5th October 10th , True Willy: Tribute to Willie Nelson AND 38 Special at the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum October 11th, the Wallflowers at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum  October 17th Pitbull at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum  October 17th Anthrax at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum  October 20th Big + Rich at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum There are a lot of various CONTESTS also - Facebook Contest, Cooking Contest, Eating Contest, Creative Contests and Livestock Entries Check out the Egyptian Exhibit - 2018 Arizona State Fair: King Tut and the Egyptian Treasures - Tickets</strong? A ONCE-IN- A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY DIRECTLY FROM EGYPT Behold the legendary treasures of king Tutankhamun Ninety six years after its amazing discovery in the Valley of the Kings or We bring Egyptian heritage to you The artifacts focus on the world-famous tomb of King Tutankhamun, Ramses II, Nifertary, Tuthmosis III, Alexander the Great, Cleopatra VII and artifacts from the Coptic and Islamic museum of art. Arizona State Fair - Pre-Fair Interview with Brianda Martinez, in Public Relations *****************

NASCAR, Racing and Fairs!

by Kent Whitaker I grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and often visited the Tennessee State Fairgrounds for events including NASCAR racing. Stock car racing has had a long history with fair grounds and it continues to this day. The Fairgrounds in the Music City still host several races at the track yearly with visits from sanctioning bodies such as the ARCA Racing Series. NASCAR is a sport that ties in perfectly with home town fans and it has the history to go along with the thrill of racing! Back in the day, during Prohibition, booze runners used their modified cars to outrun authorities from the local police to Federal Tax officers. Naturally, when you have a select group of people that can drive fast and have a competitive nature – some sort of contest is going to take place. Since they were driving fast cars to out run the authorities the chance to claim bragging rights came from winning informal races. Those races began to become popular and drivers outside of the moonshine industry started joining in. Soon, regional tracks were hosting stock car races across the south. A driver could drive his car from the house, paint a number on the side, race and hopefully collect a few dollars in winning without damaging his car. Modern NASCAR Racing Back in the 1940’s Bill France, the founder of NASCAR, saw the need for a more organized form of sport of stock car racing. He proposed a legitimate sanctioning body that would set specific rules. At the time, it was a common practice for a promoter to skip out with the money made from selling tickets without paying the drivers. And, there were little or no rules governing cars or track safety. France, also known as Big Bill, organized a meeting of drivers, car owners, mechanics and other people involved in racing at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, Fla., on December 14, 1947. This marks the official date that the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, now known simply as NASCAR, was born. On February 15, 1948, about two months after the meeting, became the winner of the first sanctioned NASCAR race which took place on the beach in Daytona. France went on to incorporate NASCAR and the France family has held its leadership ever since. The sanctioning body is recognized as the worlds leader in stock car racing as well as other forms of racing including the International Motor Sports Association known as IMSA. In [...]

By |2019-06-09T17:19:24+00:00September 30th, 2018|NASCAR, Nashville, Tennessee|0 Comments

Oklahoma Tulsa State Fair 2018

The Oklahoma Tulsa State Fair runs from September 27 thru October 7th this year. They have a new concert stage - The Oklahoma Stage. The concert series is included in the price of admission. When is Senior Citizen Day? Seniors, age 62 and over, receive FREE Gate Admission until 2pm, Tuesday, October 2, as part of the Alltech's Family Fest promotion. However, every day senior citizens (62+) receive a discounted Gate Admission of $6 per person; proper identification required at time of purchase. When are the Oklahoma State Picking & Fiddling Championships? Saturday, September 29, 11am – 9pm: Fiddle Sunday, September 30, 11am – 7:30pm: Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar & String Band Location: Muscogee (Creek) Nation Stage When is the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show? The Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show is Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30. It is located it the River Spirit Expo Lower Level, from 10am – 10pm, on Saturday, and 10am – 6pm, on Sunday. Pre-Fair Podcast - with Sarah Thompson - about what is going on this year 2018, at the Tulsa State fair. **************************** Tulsa State Fair promo 2017

By |2019-03-13T22:51:33+00:00September 26th, 2018|Fair Food, Podcast, Rodeo, State Fair, Tulsa|0 Comments