Iowa StatePosted by
The Associated Press

COVID-19 rates a worry as 1 million head for Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With coronavirus cases rising throughout Iowa and around the nation, health experts are becoming increasingly worried about next month’s Iowa State Fair, which will bring more than 1 million people to Des Moines from around the state, including many from counties with low vaccination rates and increasing prevalence of the disease.
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Audrain County, MOMexico Ledger

Audrain County Fair livestock auction sales top $169,000

Bryce Oberlag-Jones expected his grand champion ham to sell at auction for “like, $100.”. Cured until hues of gold, amber and brown transformed the meat into a work of art, the ham drew more attention than he thought. The gavel dropped at $1,300. The Audrain County Youth Fair wrapped up...
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Malheur County, ORKIVI-TV

Malheur County Fair resumes after last year’s COVID-19 closures

ONTARIO, Oregon — The Malheur County Fair returns this week following last year’s COVID-19 closure. Organizers are hoping for a good turnout, despite the heat and lingering coronavirus concerns. Fairgrounds manager, Lynelle Christiani, described this year's planning process as "treading water." “In January, February, and March, we weren’t even sure...
Oneida County, WIWJFW-TV

Oneida County Fair begins tomorrow

Rhinelander - Chip Jacobs, a showman, says that the carnival is like singing a song about driving and looking for a sunny day. For over 100 years, the Oneida County Fair has brought rides, games and food to the Northwoods. This year, they are eager to get back to an in person fair after the pandemic forced a virtual event last year.
Belmont, MEPosted by

A Woman’s Passion Becomes A Dream Come True in Belmont

That statement is from a woman who bought a run-down farmhouse and acreage in Belmont Maine. She had to have the main house totally renovated to bring it up to living standards and meet her vision of what she wanted. The last worker had left for the day, and the plan was for her and her two young children to move in the next day. Everything was perfect.
Altamont, NYTimes Union

Fair food is back post-pandemic, with some changes

If you missed your fried dough and shaved steak sandwiches last summer, you are not alone. A dearth of concessions across the region meant a year without a snow cone and caramel corn fix for most. County fairs and outdoor festivals were not spared the devastating effects of the COVID-19...
Iowa StatePosted by
97.9 KICK FM

When It Comes to State Fair Food Iowa Crushes Missouri

A website has ranked the BEST foods at all the state fairs and honestly Iowa's item sounds 100 times better than what they chose for Missouri. Foodnetwork.com has ranked the BEST fair foods by state and their results when It comes to Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri are interesting. According to their ranking Iowa have the tops of the fair food in my opinion, they say the best fair food in Iowa is a Porkchop on a stick from the pork tent. Then of the Tri-States I would say Illinois would come in second place with a classic corn dog from a place called Vose's Korndogs apparently Willie Nelson has requested those specific corn dogs. AND then they have Missouri.......
Fredericksburg, VAFree Lance-Star

Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair presents a bounty of fun for all

Families will, once again, have an eagerly awaited opportunity to explore the plethora of exciting demonstrations, exhibits, activities, entertainment and rides of the Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair from July 30 through Aug. 8. “It’s been two years since we’ve had the fair. It will be so great to see kids getting...
Van Wert, OHTimes-Bulletin

Heart by Heart coming this Friday

Friday night delights continue in Fountain Park as we continue our musical journey through 13 Feel Good Friday Concerts. Last week’s concert was wildly attended by nearly a thousand fans, nearly half of whom were guests from outside of Van Wert. This Friday is another entertainment destination driver with Heart...
Saint Louis, MOSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

After more than 40 years, YMCA ends used book fair

There are no more chapters for the YMCA book fair. Canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, it won't be back. Last year would have been its 42nd annual sale. Run by hundreds of volunteers, the fair raised some $2.6 million for literacy and other programs over its four decades, says Caroline Mitchell, executive director of the organization's community development.
Barnesville, OHWTOV 9

Barnesville Pumpkin Fest organizers gearing up for its return

BARNESVILLE, Ohio — It might be a little early to talk fall weather pumpkins and fairs, but the planning committees have been busy doing just that. Barnesville is prepping for the 57th annual Pumpkin Festival. The voice of the festival, John Rataiczak, said last year's cancellation of the festival hit...
Memphis, TNMemphis Flyer

The Return of Fairs & Festivals

The Memphis Flyer is Memphis’ alternative newsweekly, serving the metro Memphis area of nearly a million residents. The Flyer was started in 1989 by Contemporary Media, Inc., the locally owned publishers of Memphis magazine. For over 30 years, The Memphis Flyer has hit the streets every Wednesday morning with a blend of serious hard news and Memphis’ best entertainment coverage.