46 State Fairs and What Makes Them Special

46 State Fairs and What Makes Them Special
One of the most quintessentially American traditions of all is the State Fair. New Englander Elkanah Watson is credited with creating the first agricultural fair in the U.S.: the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Cattle Show in 1811, which exhibited animals and …
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Oregon County Fairs Evolve Traditions To Attract Attendees
Janeen Kressly nervously climbed up to a platform atop a monster truck, 20 feet above the ground. The truck, a main attraction at the Malheur County Fair, was painted as an American flag. The engine roared to life. Kressly tightened her seat belt and …
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Grants could mean big improvements for Michigan county fairs
Julia Arian had to look hard to find great food the last time she visited a county fair. “There was only one dingy shelter that had a line that stretched out of the door serving food,” said Arian, a longtime fair enthusiast from Lansing, Michigan.
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Granddaddy of Craft Fairs — The Harvest Festival this coming Friday through Sunday!

trendGranddaddy of Craft Fairs — The Harvest Festival this coming Friday through Sunday!
A filled to the brim showcase of 24,000 handmade creations, the 27 th Annual Ventura Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft show gets underway Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Seaside Park at the beach becomes a hub of activities …
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Season Winding Down For Craft Shows
Sandwich Artisans continues with its 2016 Fine Art & Crafts show schedule. These juried shows are held on the lawn of the Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main Street, from 10 AM to 4 PM. The next show is Saturday, September 24 and the last show is Saturday …
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Photos: Heritage Month Seniors Art & Craft Show
The Department of Community and Cultural affairs hosted a free two-day Annual Heritage Month Seniors Arts and Crafts Show at Peace Lutheran Church on Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6, 2016. A spokesperson said, “The show is a fitting start to Heritage …
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Latest Fairs News

trendMajor Springfield employers host job fairs to fill openings
Two Clark County companies will host job fairs this weekend to fill positions in the manufacturing and insurance industries. Assurant — one of Springfield’s largest employers — will host a job fair from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday and from 5 to 8 p.m …
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Despite wind, many enjoy art fair
Art fairs like this are good for Kenosha artists looking to sell their work, at least, they are for him, Miller said. “Today has been good,” he said. Sales had certainly been above average, he said. The annual art fair, which sees thousands of visitors …
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Poultry Shows Resume At Iowa County Fairs
Primghar, Iowa — Poultry shows have returned to the county fairs in Iowa. Sarah Fiddelke, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach O’Brien County Youth Coordinator says that a moratorium was placed on poultry shows at county fairs in Iowa in 2015.
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All Is Fairs

trendAll Is Fairs
Another dealer put it more simply: “Art fairs are about recruiting collectors.” The distinguished Swiss gallerist Ernst Beyeler, impressed by what he saw in Cologne, helped found Art Basel in 1970. It remains the most esteemed of all fairs, with the …
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Poultry returning to state fairs, Farm Show, after ban
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A year-long poultry ban at state fairs in Pennsylvania is about to be ended. The state Department of Agriculture said Thursday the poultry suspension will be lifted on Wednesday for the state’s 109 county fairs and the annual …
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Buckner wins Southeast Arkansas Regional and Southwestern Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fairs Soybean Science Challenge Award
Evan Buckner, 16, a junior at Pine Bluff High School, won the Southeast Arkansas Regional Challenge and the Southwestern Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair held at the University of Central Arkansas April 1 and 2. Buckner was also the first …
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Latest Fairs News

trendHere’s a list of upcoming job fairs in Acadiana
Layoffs, decreased retail sales and the continued drop in oil prices are clear indications that Acadiana has entered into an economic slump. It is a state many economists forecast with the coming new year, which is why organizations are promoting a …
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Ohio Fairs‘ Queen shares 2015 experiences at OFMA Convention
As temperatures plunged in early January, the Ohio Fair Managers Association was preparing for the warmer months ahead with their convention addressing all things fair in Columbus. Few people had a broader perspective of 2015 fairs than Sarah Everhart, …
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18th-Century Souvenirs From Epic Festivals Held on the Frozen River Thames
In five of these instances, the river’s ice was thick enough to support structures, and citizens of London took advantage of the circumstances to throw dayslong “frost fairs.” As part of the festivities, printers set up shop on the ice and sold …
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6 job fairs scheduled in October at Western Michigan University

trend6 job fairs scheduled in October at Western Michigan University
WMU accounting student Vine Behnke of Kalamazoo makes some notes after talking with recruiters during Career Fair 2014 at Western Michigan University’s Bernhard Center on Feb. 13, 2014 in Kalamazoo. By Junfu Han | MLive File.
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Southern fairs won’t press broiler industry’s bird flu luck
To try to keep bird flu at arm’s length, a number of states are barring or limiting poultry shows and public sales, including those at state fairs in September and October — something their northern neighbors did this summer. That’s forcing kids who …
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9Health hosting fairs this weekend
KUSA – 9Health Fair hosts sites across the state in the spring and fall. It takes a lot of manpower to get the mission done – and much of that work is done by volunteers. Each year, more than 15,000 people volunteer. Many of those people spend their …
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Latest Fairs News

trendSome fairs ban Confederate flag sales | www.daytondailynews.com
Ohio State Fair officials have banned the sale of Confederate flag merchandise, prompting area counties to consider whether to do the same. “The Ohio State Fair has long held a policy that prohibits the sale of merchandise that contains offensive …
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Taking a look at favorite fair foods – The Daily News Online: Lifestyles
State and county fair season has arrived, and that means there will be rides and games galore. While many people are drawn to fairs by the entertainment, just as many are willing to stand in line for the unique and tasty foods that seem to embody fair …
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List of 2015 start dates for New Hampshire fairs
STRATHAM, N.H. —This week marks the beginning of the agricultural fair season in New Hampshire. It’s fair season in NH, see and share photos on u local! See and share photos from fairs across the state on u local! More. The Stratham Fair kicks off the …
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Latest Fairs News

trendRooms To Go job fairs seek to fill 225 positions
A Career Fair will be held July 14 and 15 at the Residence Inn, 1468 Skibo Road in Fayetteville, focused on hiring store management, sales, sales support, retail office staff and porters. The fair will also interview for other positions, including …
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Calories Don’t Count At State Fairs, Right?
Americans are inundated with advice to trim calories, exercise more and cut back on fried foods. And then state fair season comes along, and they are confronted with items like “Beer Battered Pretzel Coated Deep Fried Cheese Curds.” That is one of …
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What to do in Atlanta: Fairs, festivals and more | July 1-8
Want more news? Sign up for free newsletters to get more of the AJC delivered to your inbox. Celebrate America’s independence this weekend with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race, or check out one of the many festivals and fireworks …
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