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    No one's mentioned hypnotist show ?? Multiple fairs where high school friends got suckered onstage to make complete asses of themselves.

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    Google "Grady Stiles" for a crazy tale of the "Lobster Boy", murder, and mayhem. He used to "perform" at the MN state fair. My old roommates and I went into his tent; so fucking depressing. There was a tape loop playing, describing what a freak he was, while he chain-smoked and ignored us. Weird days.

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    State fairs great time to be a kid.
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    Fairs are going strong here in Washington. From now until the state fair in Puyallup I think there is one going on somewhere in the state every weekend.

    Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days is happening this weekend. Lots of cowboys and 4-H (no strippers like Refried). I believe our fair is the oldest in the state.












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    I drove past the NY State fair twice this week. One of those was after work hours so I could have stopped but at highway speed I couldn't check to see if there was a good concert that night so i just kept going. I used to enjoy them, I should have gone...

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    going to texas state fair again in dallas this year.

    i lived in dallas years ago and found out the day to go is the day of the ou-texas game, which is in the center of the fair. not a whole lot special about it and its mostly just to see who came up with a new way to make fried food, but its still fun to go to
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiCougar View Post
    going to texas state fair again in dallas this year.

    i lived in dallas years ago and found out the day to go is the day of the ou-texas game, which is in the center of the fair. not a whole lot special about it and its mostly just to see who came up with a new way to make fried food, but its still fun to go to
    Fairs always make me feel like a kid again. I eat things I would generally never eat. Something about a fair that makes them taste so wonderful. Bummer that they don't have Fischer Fair Scones on this side of the mountains.

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    Local county fair had two draft horses spook and take off thru the crowd. Bunch of folks hurt..
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    Dropkick Murphys at the Alaska State Fair tonight...May have some slam dancing injuries if they're on.

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    There's really only one reason to go the Wisconsin State Fair:
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    it's native American day today at the new York state fair and all native americans get in free, I wonder if senator warren would have to pay ?
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    Went to MD state fair last week.
    The young kids racing ponies was fun to watch.
    Took some funny sheep picks, but posting pics is a pain round here.
    Had some fun on the ferris wheel also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
    There's really only one reason to go the Wisconsin State Fair:
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    I think they are called heaven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    What are those called?
    Cream puffs

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    NY STATE Fair FTW- Anyone know what Spiedes are?

    I have a big customer of mine that runs three trucks around the country to these fairs. They stock electrical items, lighting, TV monitors, sound systems, etc. Anything a Carnie would need to repair his ride, booth, or Elephant Ear vending stand. I have been to their trade show in Gibstonton, FL (Carnie world HQ, and famous winter quarters of the circus back in the day), and it is an interesting world. There is an entire caste system in place.
    The guys and gals that own the carnival or fairgrounds all get the primo spots on the Midway. That is where all the highest profit food stands go. Those are the top dogs, and they make some serious cash. As you move away from the Midway, the profits drop, and those are the lower end "carnies" that we think of, along with the people they hire.
    The I first met these guys, I was expecting what we all would expect. When they pulled up in Mercedes SLK's and Range Rovers, I started to get it. All cash business is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by refried View Post
    Cream puffs
    Yep.

    They also have an excelled corn on the cob...but Iím guessing lots of fairs have that.


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    The Methodists always had great blueberry pie at the Union Fair in Maine

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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    NY STATE Fair FTW- Anyone know what Spiedes are?

    I have a big customer of mine that runs three trucks around the country to these fairs. They stock electrical items, lighting, TV monitors, sound systems, etc. Anything a Carnie would need to repair his ride, booth, or Elephant Ear vending stand. I have been to their trade show in Gibstonton, FL (Carnie world HQ, and famous winter quarters of the circus back in the day), and it is an interesting world. There is an entire caste system in place.
    The guys and gals that own the carnival or fairgrounds all get the primo spots on the Midway. That is where all the highest profit food stands go. Those are the top dogs, and they make some serious cash. As you move away from the Midway, the profits drop, and those are the lower end "carnies" that we think of, along with the people they hire.
    The I first met these guys, I was expecting what we all would expect. When they pulled up in Mercedes SLK's and Range Rovers, I started to get it. All cash business is good.
    Lots of weird stuff went/goes on in Gibsonton, Florida:

    How “Lobster Boy” Grady Stiles Went From Circus Act To Murderer
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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    NY STATE Fair FTW- Anyone know what Spiedes are?
    Itís marinated chunks of chicken, pork or lamb served on buttered sub roll.

    Straight out of Binghamton, NY.

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    beautiful shot of the last night of the 153rd W2 Fair & Frontier Days Rodeo and Carnival. :

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    So for the twins 11th Bday party we did the georgia state fair. Got a beatiful pic of 7 11 yr old boys holding a 6ft albino aligator. sweet!

    (truthfully the last time i've been)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    beautiful shot of the last night of the 153rd W2 Fair & Frontier Days Rodeo and Carnival. :

    The layout from That aerial looks so similar to the Ventura Co Fair...

    https://images.app.goo.gl/RXHSUEzqSyADsF5N8


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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    The layout from That aerial looks so similar to the Ventura Co Fair...

    https://images.app.goo.gl/RXHSUEzqSyADsF5N8

    You're right but I'm guess Ventura doesn't have rodeo grounds. I wonder how many fairs also include rodeos and if that is mainly something you see out west.

    Next big events we have out here is the wild and woolly Pendleton Round-up, a crazy insane alcohol fueled event.
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