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Subject: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: whitewolf on 08/17/05 at 7:52 pm

Does anyone still have a fair that only comes to your area once a year?

We have an exhibition once a year and it's here now(for a week), can't wait to take the kids.


Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: ADH13 on 08/17/05 at 7:56 pm



Yes, we have one... it used to be two weeks a year, but due to the fact that it attracted gangs and usually resulted in problems, it is now only for one weekend... and way too crowded for me to even bother trying to get through the traffic, let alone park and go inside.

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: whitewolf on 08/17/05 at 8:04 pm

we used to be able to enter the competitions, but this year they cancelled them. all but the Great Canadian Scarecrow contest that is. I won three years in a row with my baked stuff and the last two years for the scarecrow contest.(not the typical scarecrows that anyone would think of)

the exhibition we have is an agricultural one, but it still has alot of fun rides.

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: C.NOIZE on 08/17/05 at 8:13 pm

Well, there's the Shippensburg Fair, held the last week in July annually.  Nobody in the town cooks that week (except the people manning the fair booths).  :)

http://www.shippensburgfair.com/

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/piguy314/shipfair04.jpg

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: C.NOIZE on 08/17/05 at 8:19 pm

I almost forgot...there's also the Corn Festival, held the last Saturday in August in Downtown Shippensburg.

http://www.cornfestival.net/

http://www.cornfestival.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/corn_festival_logo.gif

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 08/17/05 at 8:48 pm

We have the Westmoreland County Fair. It's runs August 19th through the 27th. Then we have the Mount Pleasant Glass and Ethnic festival....but I forget when that starts---sometime in September.



Beth

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: jiminy on 08/18/05 at 2:19 am

we have an Exhibitionist who comes around pretty regularly  ::)

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: Alchoholica on 08/18/05 at 2:20 am


we have an Exhibitionist who comes around pretty regularly  ::)


Does his name begin with a H?

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: Bobby on 08/18/05 at 2:36 am


we have an Exhibitionist who comes around pretty regularly  ::)



Does his name begin with a H?


Who's that then?  ::) ;D

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: ktelqueen on 08/18/05 at 2:43 am


Well, there's the Shippensburg Fair, held the last week in July annually.  Nobody in the town cooks that week (except the people manning the fair booths).  :)

http://www.shippensburgfair.com/

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/piguy314/shipfair04.jpg


that's a great photo  8)

in nova scotia where i lived for most of my life we had the Bill Lynch Fair..now in New Brunsick there's 'The Exhibition'..which i've never attended..not really my thing these days ..

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: karen on 08/18/05 at 3:47 am

We have an annual street fair that is in town every November for 3 days.  It has had a Royal Charter to operate here since 1222 or something like that.

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/18/05 at 3:53 am

We have the 50th State Fair once a year in May.  :)

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 08/18/05 at 5:58 am

Brisbane has the "Ekka" - which they keep trying to call the Royal National Show, but no-one takes any notice of that, heh heh  ;D

And it is on right NOW !  :)

http://www.ekka.com.au



Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: karen on 08/18/05 at 6:00 am

FBVP

Where did the name Ekka come from?

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 08/18/05 at 6:08 am


FBVP

Where did the name Ekka come from?


Sorry, I should have explained.  It has been written that "Australians love contractions"  :)  Therefore :

Exhibition = Ekka
Football = Footy
Sandwich = Sanger

etc etc

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: karen on 08/18/05 at 6:19 am


Sorry, I should have explained.  It has been written that "Australians love contractions"  :)  Therefore :

Exhibition = Ekka
Football = Footy
Sandwich = Sanger

etc etc



No it's sandwich = sarnie.  tch don't you foreigners know anything!!

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 08/18/05 at 6:43 am


No it's sandwich = sarnie.  tch don't you foreigners know anything!!

Oh now that's just plain silly  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: bj26 on 08/18/05 at 6:47 am

A few carnival rides just appeared in the parking lot near my office.....The ZIPPER :o seems like the only people brave enough to ride it are screaming girls and juvenile delinquents :D song lyrics from "The ZIPPER" (my kids love it) :)

          http://www.julesandbeck.com/photos2/zipper.jpg

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: karen on 08/18/05 at 6:48 am


A few carnival rides just appeared in the parking lot near my office.....The ZIPPER :o the only people brave enough to rid it are screaming girls and juvenile delinquents :D

          http://www.julesandbeck.com/photos2/zipper.jpg


Never dared go on that one myself.  My brother loves it though

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: bj26 on 08/18/05 at 6:53 am

Even if they torture me, I'll not ride The ZIPPER!  First thing they do is some dude with tatoo covered arms locks you in this steel cage ahhhhhhh :o

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: Paul on 08/18/05 at 7:06 am

Our local 'shebang' is The Danson Festival, normally held in July...

(Can't hotlink it, so you'll have to thump 'Danson Festival' into Google to see all the (yawn!) details...Main attraction? Darius! Says it all...!!)

Celebrating all that's great and good in Bexley, I'm amazed that they can stretch it over two days!

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: jaytee on 08/18/05 at 7:59 am


Brisbane has the "Ekka" - which they keep trying to call the Royal National Show, but no-one takes any notice of that, heh heh  ;D

And it is on right NOW !  :)

http://www.ekka.com.au




My eldest son spent all day there today with friends and had an absolute ball.  He loved the human cannonball, the cattle and, of course, sideshow alley and the sample bag pavilion.  I was shocked when he brought money home AND brought something for his little brother.  ;) :)

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: Paul on 08/18/05 at 8:42 am


Brisbane has the "Ekka" - which they keep trying to call the Royal National Show, but no-one takes any notice of that, heh heh  ;D

And it is on right NOW !  :)

http://www.ekka.com.au

The 'Celebrity Milking Competition' sounded 'interesting'...!

I could get some mileage out of that...but won't!




Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: ktelqueen on 08/18/05 at 10:15 am


Even if they torture me, I'll not ride The ZIPPER!  First thing they do is some dude with tatoo covered arms locks you in this steel cage ahhhhhhh :o


uh huh!!happened to me years ago on my supper hour at work back in my retail days ..my friend convinced me to go on the Zipper with her and i was scared so the tattooed dude assured me he'd put our cage on the notch that barely makes you spin.HE LIED.i can still hear the muwahahaha as he spun our cage and set us off in terror  :o

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: bj26 on 08/18/05 at 10:59 am


I love the Zipper....even went on it when I was first pregnant with my oldest.   Sadly, it's no longer at our local fairs :(
Well there's one sitting in the K-Mart parking lot across the street.  If you come out here, I'll treat you to as many rides  on it as you want!

http://www.ride-extravaganza.com/rides/zipper/zipper_06.jpgThe Zipper is the standard measuring stick to which all other "scary" rides are measured - if your body can handle two and a half minutes on the Zipper, you can handle any other ride on a carnival midway (with possible exception of its cousin - Turbo) The Zipper's 12 passenger cages are all about practicality - just large enough to encase two human bodies - side by side. - Not for the weak-hearted, certainly not for the claustrophobic!. No body-hugging safety restraints either, just a lap bar attached to the door, and some rungs to hold on to - tightly! (if you don't you're head will almost certainly come in contact with the steel mesh and bars in front of you!)

btw my kids said the Turbo was bad, they love the Zipper though.  I HATE THEM BOTH :o

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: Alchoholica on 08/18/05 at 12:36 pm


Well there's one sitting in the K-Mart parking lot across the street.  If you come out here, I'll treat you to as many rides  on it as you want!

http://www.ride-extravaganza.com/rides/zipper/zipper_06.jpgThe Zipper is the standard measuring stick to which all other "scary" rides are measured - if your body can handle two and a half minutes on the Zipper, you can handle any other ride on a carnival midway (with possible exception of its cousin - Turbo) The Zipper's 12 passenger cages are all about practicality - just large enough to encase two human bodies - side by side. - Not for the weak-hearted, certainly not for the claustrophobic!. No body-hugging safety restraints either, just a lap bar attached to the door, and some rungs to hold on to - tightly! (if you don't you're head will almost certainly come in contact with the steel mesh and bars in front of you!)

btw my kids said the Turbo was bad, they love the Zipper though.  I HATE THEM BOTH :o


We had one of those at the small.. Blaby - Leicester .. Fair. If somebody is sick whilst on it, everyone in a mile radius get's a bit.  ;D

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/18/05 at 12:51 pm


uh huh!!happened to me years ago on my supper hour at work back in my retail days ..my friend convinced me to go on the Zipper with her and i was scared so the tattooed dude assured me he'd put our cage on the notch that barely makes you spin.HE LIED.i can still hear the muwahahaha as he spun our cage and set us off in terror  :o


Oh, I wouldn't like that at all!!  :o

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: bj26 on 08/19/05 at 6:37 am


Oh, I wouldn't like that at all!!  :o
It's really just natural fun! You can get a high riding on the Zipper. I rode my bike over to the carnival last evening and decided I would ride the Zipper...maybe this week-end. Ceramics, if you ride it next time you see it, I promise I will too :)

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: Gis on 08/19/05 at 7:22 am

In Oxford we have the St.Giles Fair every september.It is held right in the centre of the city so they have to close roads and reroute traffic for 2 days.Like Karen said about her local fair it is also really old with a charter from King James.It is the first weekend after the feast of St. Giles and has to be set up by sunset on the first day and gone by sunrise on the third.

In the town were I live we have a street fair before christmas every year.Last year they switched on the christmas lights and plunged the whole town into darkness ! Knowing our local council they probably tried to plug them all into a streetlight or something. ::)   

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: jackas on 08/19/05 at 7:59 am

I only go to fairs when I have the urge to get stabbed, shot or robbed. ::)  I'm from California and most of the fairs in CA attract gangs and other trash.  Everytime there is a fair you hear on the news or in the newspaper about someone being jumped or shot.  Now I just associate fairs with scumbags.

I have been tainted and shall never go to fairs again. :P

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: JamieMcBain on 08/19/05 at 8:35 am

Toronto has the CNE, from August 19 - September 5.

http://mmi.theex.com/_/?Home

http://www.maggiesale.ca/Toronto/Toronto%202/cne%20midway%20adj%20small.jpg

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: JamieMcBain on 08/19/05 at 8:37 am

And my hometown of Thunder Bay in mid August has the CLE.

http://www.foundlocally.com/ThunderBay/Entertainment/FestivalsList.htm

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: jaytee on 08/19/05 at 8:41 am


In Oxford we have the St.Giles Fair every september.It is held right in the centre of the city so they have to close roads and reroute traffic for 2 days.Like Karen said about her local fair it is also really old with a charter from King James.It is the first weekend after the feast of St. Giles and has to be set up by sunset on the first day and gone by sunrise on the third.


That sounds great - I love to hear about that old history :)

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: whitewolf on 08/21/05 at 9:59 pm

Well our exhibition is done for another year. They packed up today and leaving the city tomorrow :)

Subject: Re: Fair or Exhibition

Written By: Valhalla on 08/24/05 at 12:47 pm

we have the Bloomsburg Fair here. it starts the last week of september and goes for one week. it actually draws people from other states. on a personal note..... i get very bored at these type of things.... i can walk around the fairgrounds once and then be ready to go home. also, here in pennsylvania, they are bringing back the Allentown Fair.

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