California State Fair

California State Fair Author Carson Hendricks
ISBN-10 0738580899
Release 2010
Pages 127
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Starting in San Francisco in 1854, the California State Fair and Exposition began as a vehicle to showcase, encourage, and expand California's agricultural industry. It quickly became an attraction for thousands of residents, both local and from across the state. By 1884, it occupied the largest exhibit hall in the United States. Within 100 years, it became the largest fair in the country by adding horse racing, elaborate exhibits from every county in the state and from around the world, thrill rides, top-flight entertainment, and, of course, the best food. The original goal of the fair was met some 50 years ago, as California remains the nation's top producer of agricultural products.

State Fair

State Fair Author Phil Stong
ISBN-10 9781618867698
Release 2015-01-15
Pages 148
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Once a year, a tent city springs up overnight around the exhibition halls in Des Moines as farmers and their families pour in from across Iowa to attend the State Fair. After months of hard and often lonely work, farm families are given the chance to step out of their rural routines — picnic and gossip, sing and dance, take a chance at the hoopla stands, and strut their stuff in stiff competition for ribbons and prizes. When the close-knit Frake family set out from Brunswick, Iowa, Abel's hog, Blue Boy rode proudly in the back of the truck — manicured, curried and rubbed to enameled perfection — ready to compete and win the sweepstakes, the highest honor which any hog could attain. Melissa, Abel's wife, had her hopes set on beating the competition with the prize-winning quality of her pickles. Their teenage children, Wayne and Margy, found themselves faced with a pickle of another kind. Although committed to sweethearts in their hometown, brother and sister are each seized by a new love that sweeps them along, secretly and illicitly, somewhere between the sweet taste of cotton candy and the breathtaking plunge of a roller coaster ride. State fairs were a subject that Phil Stong knew well. For several years his grandfather had been superintendent of the swine division at the Iowa State Fair and, as a reporter for the Des Moines Register, Stong was assigned to cover the evening stock shows at the fair. Iowa held its first state fair in 1854, and for some time fairs were held at various locations around the state before permanently settling in Des Moines. State Fair is very much an Iowa book, filled with incidents and details from the author's own life. Although State Fair suggests a deep satisfaction and fondness for rural life, it shocked some readers in 1932 and was banned in the city library of Keosauqua, Iowa (Stong's hometown) for twenty-five years after it was published. However, judging from the success of the book and the enthusiasm shown for the movies that followed, most readers were captivated by the Frakes' down-home talk and whimsical humor and commended the author's portrayal of rural America.

1966 Michigan State Fair Visitor Survey Report

1966 Michigan State Fair Visitor Survey Report Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015071507480
Release 1967
Pages 34
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1966 Michigan State Fair Visitor Survey Report has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from 1966 Michigan State Fair Visitor Survey Report also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full 1966 Michigan State Fair Visitor Survey Report book for free.

The Oregon State Fair

The Oregon State Fair Author Steven Robert Heine
ISBN-10 0738548774
Release 2007
Pages 127
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Since the first Oregon State Fair was held on four acres along the Clackamas River in the Gladstone/Oregon City area in 1861, the fair has been the focal point of Oregon culturea place to see and be seen and to compete against the best in the state. It has been a place of victory and a place of discovery for nearly 150 years. For many generations of Oregonians, the fair was a chance for families and friends to reunite and share the excitement of this grand, uniquely Oregon event. Today the fairs popularity continues and, for 12 days each year, transforms the fairgrounds in Salem into the fifth largest city in the state.

State Fair

State Fair Author
ISBN-10 087351615X
Release 2008
Pages 111
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Fresh, often humorous photographs that will invite smiles, chuckles, and favorite memories of a treasured Minnesota experience--the end of summer celebration of farms, friends, food, and fireworks.

Iowa State Fair

Iowa State Fair Author Ron Playle
ISBN-10 9781439616796
Release 2006-07-05
Pages 128
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Each August, the Iowa State Fairgrounds, home to America's quintessential state fair, becomes 400 acres of sights, sounds, and aromas. More than just a showcase for farm machinery, the fair has one of the world's largest livestock shows, hundreds of competitive events, first-class entertainment, and ever imaginable food-on-a-stick. The first Iowa State Fair, held in 1854 at Fairfield, drew 10,000 visitors, and attendance now tops one million each year. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it has been held at its present location in Des Moines since 1886. In the early 1900s, fairgoers could choose from a large selection of postcards, stick on a penny stamp, and mail them to friends to describe their blue ribbon, an exciting midway ride, or the great entertainment. Over 190 vintage postcards provide glimpses of the fair from the 1890s to the mid-1950s in The Iowa State Fair.

The Maryland State Fair

The Maryland State Fair Author Paige Horine
ISBN-10 0738542709
Release 2006
Pages 127
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According to Gov. Robert L. Ehrich Jr., "[The Maryland State Fair] is an annual opportunity as Marylanders to come together to celebrate the history, tradition, and charm of our State during the best days of summer." The Maryland State Fair has continued the tradition of delighting Marylanders near and far since the late 1800s. Hosting governors to 4-H'ers, farm animals to farm hands, home arts to computer arts, the fair has always promised something for everyone. Fair favorites such as the sweet, intoxicating scent of warm cotton candy and the heartthundering excitement and majesty of Thoroughbred racing were as much a part of the Maryland State Fair 125 years ago as they are today. Readers can find it all in The Maryland State Fair: Celebrating 125 Years.

Fair Facts California State Fair

Fair Facts  California State Fair Author California State Agricultural Society
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3073243
Release 1947-01
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At the State Fair Coloring Book

At the State Fair Coloring Book Author Becky Radtke
ISBN-10 0486433390
Release 2004-06
Pages 30
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Thirty easy-to-color pictures take youngsters to the state fair to visit the prize-winning farm animals, view an art display, buy snow cones, compete in a pie-eating contest, watch jugglers, attend a talent show, and enjoy other fun activities.

Premium list rules and regulations of the annual Arizona state fair

Premium list  rules and regulations of the      annual  Arizona state fair Author Arizona State Fair Commission
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3142805
Release 1960
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Tulsa State Fair

Tulsa State Fair Author Amanda Bretz
ISBN-10 0738584231
Release 2010
Pages 127
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The Tulsa State Fair is the city's largest family event, providing educational experiences and entertainment for over 800,000 visitors during an 11-day span. Annually held the fourth Thursday after Labor Day, this historical event is based upon heritage, family values, and quality entertainment for all ages. It was first organized in 1903 as the "Tulsa County Free Fair" and developed into the Tulsa State Fair of today. With the goal of providing an educational and entertaining experience to the community, it has over 100 years of history and continues to stand out as one of the premier fairs in the country.

Greetings from the Missouri State Fair and Other Misadventures

Greetings from the Missouri State Fair and Other Misadventures Author Mark Cunningham
ISBN-10 9781435709379
Release 2008-04
Pages 120
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Are you a fan of Black Friday shopping? I'm not, but that didn't stop my wife from taking me with her on a journey with all the pushing, shoving, biting, screaming and kicking of the post-Thanksgiving rush. How about the Missouri State Fair? No time? Too far away? Too hot and humid? We will journey to the fair from the comfort of your home. Take in the sights and sounds of not only attending the fair, but partaking in it. There will be a little of everything: the attack of the giant wienie, sneaky underwear, memories of playing in pig dirt, and racing barrels... or is that barrel racing? We'll roll our trailer... clean over the guard rail, enter our roosters, Cocky-did-a-do-do and Breaking Wind, in the rooster crowing contest, and learn if there is such thing as chicken Viagra. We can go trout fishing at a state park. Who fell in? Do fish like minnows better if they are kept warm in your mouth? One thing is certain, we will have fun.

Missouri State Fair

Missouri State Fair Author Rhonda Chalfant
ISBN-10 9780738582610
Release 2012
Pages 127
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The Missouri State Fair has represented the best of Missouri's agriculture and industry since its commencement in 1901. Developed during the Progressive Era, a time of social reform, its early exhibits reflected an interest in scientific agriculture as a means of improving rural life. School exhibits highlighted new attitudes about teaching. In 1921, Missouri celebrated its centennial at the state fair. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, the fair encouraged good nutrition and medical care through its healthy baby contests. During World Wars I and II, it promoted patriotism with parades of military recruits. The grounds, originally 160 acres with 19 buildings, are now 396 acres with 124 buildings reflecting changing architectural styles.

State Fair

State Fair Author Earlene Fowler
ISBN-10 110118762X
Release 2010-05-04
Pages 320
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"Each Benni Harper mystery is better than the previous" (Midwest Book Review) Folk art museum curator, rancher, and sometime sleuth Benni Harper returns with a long-awaited new mystery that has her attending the San Celina Mid-State Fair-a place for caramel apples and 4-H calves, colorful quilts and homemade jams, and maybe just a little murder...

The State Fair Book

The State Fair Book Author Jack Pierce
ISBN-10 0876141246
Release 1980
Pages 32
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Photographs and brief text describe the various attractions at a state fair including the animal and crafts exhibits, midway, and grandstand shows.

Michigan State Fair

Michigan State Fair Author Vilican-Leman & Associates
ISBN-10 UOM:39015041762223
Release 1976
Pages 56
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The Missouri State Fair

The Missouri State Fair Author Richard Gaskell
ISBN-10 9780826212733
Release 2000
Pages 114
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For more than a century, state fairs have been one of the few places where farm families gather in large numbers to proudly display their animals, to celebrate familiar rituals, to be entertained or horrified by freak shows and circus performers, and to discover the wonders of new technologies. With over one hundred compelling images and a fascinating introduction, The Missouri State Fair provides a poignant look at that world--a world that has nearly disappeared from rural America. Richard Gaskell first visited the Missouri State Fair in 1968 while serving as a VISTA volunteer in Boonville, Missouri. Completely captivated, he vowed to return to the fair and photograph the people and events associated with it. Although it was not until 1986 that he was able to keep that promise, he has made the long trip from New England to Missouri every year since then to photograph sights that can be found only at the state fair, capturing dramatic images that say more than any written words could. In his introductory essay, Gaskell describes the fair's heritage--both historically and through interviews with the fair's contemporary participants. He also offers a personal reflection on the importance of the Missouri State Fair and its significance to the thousands of participants who have been attending year after year. His compelling and vivid images range from taut-muscled draft horses straining against their harnesses to belly dancers; from six year olds lost in thought with arms around their prizewinning sheep to the leathery faces of old-timers, keen-eyed yet wistful. In the expressions of the boys and girls and men and women who show their animals, Gaskell has masterfully captured all the promise, hope, and uncertainty that comes with participating in the diverse events at the Missouri State Fair. An air of innocence and freshness can be found in the faces of the children, while many of the adult faces reflect both the struggles and the gentleness associated with farm people. The Missouri State Fair chronicles more than a decade in the life of a historic American tradition. Through his evocative and compassionate portraits, Richard Gaskell provides a link between the state's rural past and its present, paying tribute to farmers and their animals--the real life and breath of a state fair's existence.