SALEM, W.Va. (AP) — The Salem Apple Butter Festival in north-central West Virginia has been canceled due to concerns about COVID-19.
Festival Chairman Gary Martin announced the cancellation of the festival, which had been scheduled for Oct.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A rural Mississippi community is overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases, two weeks after hosting the Neshoba County Fair that drew thousands who lived in cabins, attended shoulder-to-shoulder outdoor concerts and listened to stump speeches — including one by the Republican governor, who decried federal masking guidance as “foolish."
NEW HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — The Addison County Fair and Field Days is in full swing after being canceled last summer along with other fairs to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn each stood on stage at the Neshoba County Fair last week and pledged to prevent schools from teaching critical race theory, even though there's no evidence of concerted efforts to make that part of the K-12 curriculum.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Cases of COVID-19 are surging in Mississippi, but Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said at a political gathering Thursday that a federal recommendation for people to wear masks indoors is “foolish" and “harmful.”
GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Magician Penn Jillette is urging people to support a fundraising effort by the agricultural fair in his Massachusetts hometown he credits with inspiring his show business career.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators will hold hearings this fall to examine how to make health care more accessible and affordable, and all options could be considered, Republican Lt. Gov.
POMONA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles County fairgrounds will be used to temporarily house unaccompanied children arriving at the U...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Well before the sun rises and then again after school, Arrissa Swails feeds and waters her goats, fancy chickens and three dairy cows...
KINGMAN — The annual Mohave County Fair could be the next victim of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A subcommittee is recommending to the Mohave County Fair Association governing board that most components of the fair scheduled in mid-September be canceled.
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Brett Hearn won't forget his first race at Orange County Fair Speedway. Hey, when you're a 16-year-old junior in high school, it has to be etched in the memory, even if it was in 1975...
BRADYS BEND, Pa. (AP) — A cat in western Pennsylvania is bucking stereotypes with its love of swimming...
Almost 90 vendors have signed up to sell ethnic foods, crafts, craft beers and other goods and foods at the inaugural Lackawanna County Heritage Fair the weekend after Memorial Day, an organizer said.
Midway through Saturday’s competition, Brandi Zick didn’t like her chances of being crowned Sauk County Fairest of the Fair.
“I thought I stuttered a lot during my speeches,” she said. “I thought, ‘There goes that.’”
More than 12,000 cubic yards of soil was moved. A thousand postholes were dug, and 2,500 feet of fence was erected. More than a mile of drainage ditches were excavated. Ten acres of brush and trees were cleared.
The Spokane County Interstate Fair was a gate-busting success this year, with ticket sales exceeding more than 200,000 for the first time in six years.
This year, there were 205,997 tickets sold over the 10-day event, with 40,980 tickets purchased on the last Saturday of the fair – a 15-year high, said Rich Hartzell, director of the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.
The Beatrice Civic Garden Club has reached yet another milestone.
The club, known for its beautification of the Nichols Park bandstand and the Open Class Flower Show at the Gage County Fair, is celebrating its 45th anniversary at its monthly meeting, Monday.
The Midland County Fair is currently taking place throughout the day and evening today and Sunday at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena & Pavilion, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.
The Great Geauga County Fair returns Labor Day weekend (photos, video)
BURTON, Ohio – The Great Geauga County Fair has figured out how to turn disaster into delight.
The calamity occurred last year, when a raccoon preyed on award-winning baked goods, possibly during all five days of the fair.
MOUNT VERNON — With 17 vendors at the Skagit County Fair this year, attendees have plenty of food and drink options to choose from while taking in the sights.
From creative corn dogs to fried desserts, here’s a slice of what fairgoers can expect to find:
ROCHESTER During the 4-H alpaca competition at the Olmsted County Fair, dairy farmer Tom Hurley fumed about the damage tariffs inflict on the agricultural economy.
The best thing politicians can do is get the hell out of agriculture, said Hurley, 53, of Grand Meadow.
Casey Huckfeldt fought back tears as she entered the ring at the Scotts Bluff County Fair Saturday for the final time.
She started showing when she was eight years old, and after 10 years in the ring the heifer she led around the ring at the Scotts Bluff County Fair Junior Livestock Sale was her last.
The Mower County will bring rides, livestock shows, local art and free entertainment to Austin from August 7-12.
The fair will be open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 7:30 a.m.
VALENTINE — The Cherry County Fair kicks off next Wednesday at the county fairgrounds here, and features plenty of rodeo action among other attractions.
The fair will start Wednesday, Aug. 8, with some 4-H events and a “Best Dressed” pet contest at 6 p.m.
Gage County fair officials think favorable temperatures helped keep attendance strong at this year’s fair.
Fair Board treasurer Lisa Wiegand said total grandstand attendance in 2018 was higher than the two previous years, with 9,169 attendees compared to 8,215 last year and 8,693 in 2016, driven in part by cooler temperatures.
Josh Turner rocked the grandstand at the Gage County Fair on Tuesday, July 26. The country music star headlined the second night of grandstand entertainment at the fair. Nashville country music artist and songwriter Jay Allen opened before Turner at 8 p.m., with Turner taking the stage around 9 p.m.
La PORTE COUNTY – From elephant ears to fried veggies to shaved ice to hot dogs, everyone has a favorite in the growing industry of food trucks, and business is booming for these restaurants on wheels.
Riley Hlavac doesn’t live on a sprawling acreage or farm in Nebraska, but that isn’t stopping the Garrison native from raising a little bit of wildlife himself in the town comprised of approximately 60 people.
PROCTORVILLE, Ohio — From whirling and twirling to crashing and bashing, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Lawrence County Fair, which kicked off Saturday at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds in Proctorville, Ohio.
8 a.m. — 4-H Dog Check-In – Livestock Show Arena
8:30 a.m. — 4-H Ten Year Member Breakfast – The Robert M. Morse 4-H Scholarship presented by the Fair Board, The Louis M. Daube Memorial and the 4-H Booster & Alumni scholarship presentations
Fair season will soon be here. Here are the upcoming dates to mark on your calendar. Visit the fairs' websites for more information.
Lawrence County, Ohio, Fair, Saturday-Saturday, July 7-14, www.lawrencecountyohiofair.com.
Tickets are officially on sale for the 2018 Scotts Bluff County Fair.
The fair kicks off on Tuesday, July 31, with the FFA Alumni donkey races.
On Wednesday, Aug. 1, is the Heartland Truck and Tractor Pull.
BEAVER DAM -- Construction for a new exhibit building is beginning to take shape on the Dodge County Fairgrounds. Sharon Keil, secretary of the Dodge County Fair Association, said the board began talking about adding a building on the grounds for a couple of years and plans for it began to take fruition early last fall.
Samantha Hasselbring, 19, of Cissna Park, recently was named 2018 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen at the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs in Springfield.
During a two-day competition, Hasselbring represented Iroquois County and competed against 70 contestants from the state of Illinois to become the very first queen from Iroquois County.
Metropolitan Community College will consider hosting the nomadic Douglas County Fair this summer on its Elkhorn Valley campus.
No decisions were made by the Metro board, which held its monthly meeting Tuesday night at the Fort Omaha campus in northeast Omaha.
KINGMAN – With 68 acres, Mohave County Fairgrounds should have plenty room for everyone to play nicely.
But the monster trucks are getting pushed out of the main grandstand arena.
They’ll have to find somewhere else to rev their powerful engines, jump giant hills and come crashing down onto a pile of clunkers, a smashing highlight for 1,200 to 1,400 fans who regularly attend the show.