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State Fair Thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by cjericho, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Probably a little late to start this thread, but the NY State Fair began last Thursday. Went for the third time, thought it was good, reasonable prices and a lot to do. Bracelet for rides is $25 and decent amount of rides. Lot of food stands and most draft beers, had a few Saranacs, are $3 or $4 (very reasonable). Went to NJ State Fair and since it's basically the parking lot of Met Life Stadium there's a lot less space than NY. Also more expensive in NJ for most things. Was wondering about other state fairs if anyone has gone to any. Have to get to the Texas State fair, have relatives there, and heard that is a good one. Any comments/critiques of other state fairs?
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Sota. Go to Sota.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The toothless urchin at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia scammed us 23 years ago, and it still burns. My girlfriend took those three discs and completely covered the circle -- I mean TOTALLY -- and he grabbed them up right away and told her she didn't. So no big stuffed animal.

    We still got married, though. And that State Fair remains the closest I've been to the set of Deliverance.

    --Went to the Wisconsin State Fair quite a bit as a kid. Best memory was using the dart to hit the poster of the woman standing in the phone booth and nonchalantly rolling up her dress so we see her butt. Made sure to put that in the back of the storage tube so my aunt and uncle couldn't see it.
  4. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    would like to, never been, even just to visit. Been to Mich, Ill, Wisc, need to go to Minn and Iowa. How is the Minn fair, when is it?
  5. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    mid-state fair Paso Robles, CA
    saw bob dylan
  6. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Is Michigan the only state that had 2 "state fairs"?
    Of course they got rid of the state fair in 2010...and the "U.P. State Fair" is all that's left.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The Oregon State Fair is pretty weak. Once they ditched horse racing they pretty much settled into being a big county fair. Big name acts are pretty much what you would find at a tribal casino.
  8. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    I think that's every state fair. Even in the heyday of Michigan's Lower Peninsula State Fair, you could catch better acts down the street at Theater Bizarre.
  9. copperpot

    copperpot Well-Known Member

    I live only a few miles from the NY State Fair and love it. Going this afternoon, in fact, which will be my third time this week. Cool (if dated) lineup of free shows this year: Barenaked Ladies, Joan Jett, Bell Biv Devoe, Smashmouth, Phillip Phillips.

    There's no state fair in PA, but the closest thing, the Bloomsburg Fair, used to be right outside my apartment (just a weird coincidence; I don't seek out state fairs when looking for places to live). Smaller but still great. Worth going back each year for a Vince's cheesesteak.
  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Pitbull is playing or has played, from what I've seen, state fairs in Indiana, Illinois and New York. Maybe he really likes the taste of fried butter and the smell of pig crap.
  11. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Illinois has two state fairs: the one in Springfield and the one in DuQuoin.
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Big fan of the Midwestern summer county fairs. A real slice of Americana.
    It's a unique experience to catch one of the bands of my youth such as Three
    Dog Night or Chicago in the middle of a corn field with the smell of corn dogs
    and hogs wafting in the background. Most of these fairs have VIP seating for a
    mere $25 - $50 bucks that comes with parking, beer and food all night. Wholesome
    midwestern girls walking around with pitchers refilling your glass during concert.

    Have always wanted to catch Skynard in one of those but schedule has not worked
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