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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Smartphones at Concerts: How Some Artists are Dealing with Them

61783766Smartphones at Concerts: How Some Artists are Dealing with Them
In 2005, Bono asked fans to take out their cellphones at a U2 concert and hold them up high. “Make this place a Christmas tree,” he instructed, likening phones to a “modern cigarette lighter…but far more powerful.” But just over a decade later, phones …
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Concerts coming to the SF Bay Area
Everyone was shocked after Holly Holms second round knockout of Ronda Rousey on Saturday night. Perhaps no one was more shocked than UFC commentator Joe Rogan. There are few moments in a sports fans life when one is literally left speechless.
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Ex-One Direction man Zayn Malik to announce UK concerts
The former 1D singer is set to announce his own huge UK concerts after setting up new company Drop Zed Touring, including at least one date at London’s O2 Arena. A source said: “Zayn’s excited and he’ll be as hands-on with this as he was with his album.
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