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    Minnesotans love their Fair foods. So much so that when tickets for the “State Fair Food Parade” went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, it caused the website to crash and the 19,000 tickets that were available to sell out at lightning speed. As of 12:30 p.m. Friday, the State Fair reported tickets were sold...
    FLORIDA STATE FAIRGROUNDS/FACEBOOK Although Tampa Bay just got a taste of the Florida State Fair in February, organizers at the fairgrounds want to give foodies a fix with the Fair Food Frenzy until the fair proper comes back around next year. Beginning today, July 31, and running until Aug.2, and again next weekend from Aug....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There’s officially no Minnesota State Fair this summer, so the food parade event has become a hot ticket, and on Friday morning proved pretty hard to get. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m., but the website frequently didn’t appear to work. State Fair officials said they were experiencing an extremely high...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There will be no rides or rows of games like ring toss, basketball or Whac-a-Mole, but officials with the South Carolina State Fair are still planning to hold a scaled-down version of the event this year in what they’re calling an effort to give the community a bright spot amid the...
    By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There will be no rides or rows of games like ring toss, basketball or Whac-a-Mole, but officials with the South Carolina State Fair are still planning to hold a scaled-down version of the event this year in what they’re calling an effort to give the community...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There will be no rides or rows of games like ring toss, basketball or Whac-a-Mole, but officials with the South Carolina State Fair are still planning to hold a scaled-down version of the event this year in what they’re calling an effort to give the community a bright spot amid the...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Fair has been canceled for this year due to safety, financial and attendance challenges from COVID-19, State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced Wednesday. The fair, which was first held in 1853, is one of the state's largest annual attractions, bringing in roughly 1 million visitors during its...
    West Virginia’s fairs and festivals will receive a $1.3 million bailout after regulations forced them to cancel or significantly reduce capacity, Gov. Jim Justice said Monday. Fairs and festivals were initially meant to open during the state’s second phase, but in response to an uptick in COVID-19 cases two weeks ago, Justice reduced the...
    (CNN)It's not fair.This is low on the list of this year's tragedies, but the pandemic has devastated one of the most colorful rituals of American life: state and county fairs. The sprawling expos draw millions, with agricultural shows, horse jumping, carnival rides, country music, rock concerts, vintage vehicle displays and other local delights. In other...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — State Fair lovers listen up: you won’t have to wait until next summer for your favorite specialty brews and beverages after all! The Minnesota State Fair announced Monday that some of its sought after beers and ciders will be available at various Twin Cities breweries this summer. RELATED: State Fairgrounds To Open...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Over half of Cal Expo’s full-time staff is being laid off due to huge financial losses resulting from the coronavirus. In a statement issued Friday, facility officials blamed the layoffs on a large drop in revenue that “devastated” their reserves. The statement reads, in part: “Due to the cancellation of the State...
    Fair organizers have been forced to apologize after a fire chief dressed as woman for a fundraising dunk tank and they then compared to Pennsylvania's transgender heath secretary.  Bloomsburg Fair Association shared pictures of fire chief of Main Township, David Broadt, taking part in the fundraiser and wrote: 'Dr. Levine? Thank you. You were a hit and...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The State Fair of Virginia has been cancelled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Thursday that the fair's organizers were unable to find a way to pull it off safely. Pam Wiley, director of communications for the Virginia Farm Bureau, said staff spent months trying to...
    On May 22, the Minnesota State Agricultural Society board voted to cancel the 2020 Minnesota State Fair. For many Minnesotans, that was the day the fair food died. We talked with a friend who wondered if the fair could open to a limited number of people, just for the food. They could drive around in...
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf lashed out Wednesday after reports that his administration’s health secretary was allegedly mocked at a weekend fair. The fair in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, included a dunk tank attraction whose target was someone impersonating Dr. Rachel Levine, who leads the state’s coronavirus response, among other health initiatives. Levine, 63, is among a...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Although the Great Minnesota Get-Together was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state fair food lovers will still be able to get their fix of cheese curds, Pronto Pups and Sweet Martha’s cookies. Fair officials announced Wednesday that a “food parade” will run through the fairgrounds next month, allowing...
    Minnesota State Fair lovers, this might just make your day. The Fair will hold a “State Fair Food Parade” in which participants can drive through the Fairgrounds and order their favorite foods. Sixteen vendors will participate in the event, which will be held Aug. 20-23, Aug. 27-30 and Sept. 3-7. You pay $20 per vehicle...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota State Fair officials announced Wednesday that several of its beloved foods will be featured in a “food parade” starting next month. The parade will run three weekends, starting Aug. 20 and ending on Sept. 7. Tickets must be purchased online. They run $20 per vehicle and are limited. ...
    Matthew Rozsa July 21, 2020 11:52PM (UTC) Many Pennsylvanians are outraged after learning that a man seemingly impersonating Dr. Rachel Levine — the state's Secretary of Health and one of the few openly transgender government officials in the United States — participated in a transphobic dunk tank event at the Fireman's Relief Carnival in the Bloomsburg Fair...
    The staff and owners at Estelle, the southern European inspired restaurant on St. Paul’s St. Clair Avenue, have decided that they don’t feel comfortable offering in-person dining yet, but they are offering takeout Thursday through Sunday. The menu includes pastas, some starters, a burger, a scallop entree and dessert. Chef/owner Jason Hansen said that on...
    Butter than nothing. Though many state and county fairs have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, celebrated booths are still finding ways to bring home everyone’s favorite part of the events: fried food, more fried food, and, of course, butter sculptures. PUMPKIN FLAVORED KIT-KATS TO HIT STORE SHELVES IN JULY Each bust takes six...
    Lift Bridge Mini Donut Beer — the State Fair’s first-ever exclusive craft beer — and fan-favorite Key Lime Pie Beer will both be available for purchase on tap and in crowlers at the Lift Bridge taproom this year due to the cancellation of the 2020 Minnesota State Fair. Beginning Wednesday, July 29 at noon, State...
    MICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) – The 2020 Michigan State Fair originally scheduled to be held on Sept. 3-7 will now be transitioning to a virtual platform. The virtual fair will be a free online event campaign that will include hourly social media posts consisting of interactive contests and activities, live demonstrations and performances, historical and educational...
    Mary Elizabeth Williams July 18, 2020 9:34PM (UTC) Among the multitude of disappointments within our seemingly ceaseless pandemic summer, there is the matter of missing the fried dough season. Like Joey Tribbiani, I would describe my favorite food as "fried stuff." I believe you could throw a toothbrush into a vat of hot oil, and...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – While there won’t be an actual fair at this year’s State Fair of Texas, organizers say they are still moving forward with their livestock market show. This year’s fair was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers wanted to do what they could to save some of the most rewarding and...
    Fried butter. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Fairs are known for their over-the-top foods, especially of the fried variety. Though many state and county fairs have been postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, that doesn't mean we can't celebrate these culinary concoctions. At the Iowa State Fair, they sell everything from fried butter...
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The general manager for the Kansas State Fair announced Thursday he has resigned, saying he is leaving to keep front-line workers employed after the fair was canceled amid pandemic concerns. “The impact that COVID-19 has had and will continue to have on the Kansas State Fair will be significant,” Robin Jennison...
    (CNN)The State Department expressed concern at crackdowns on protesters and journalists after two candidates opposing that country's leader -- nicknamed "Europe's last dictator" -- were disqualified from the race.According to reports, hundreds have been violently dispersed and arrested in Belarus amid protests about the exclusion of the candidates running against Alexander Lukashenko. Journalists were among...
    On Tuesday, Gregory Page, board chair of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, announced in a statement that Kristin Makholm, executive director of the M for more than a decade, has been released from her position. “An Interim Director will be announced shortly, and the Board will begin a national search for a permanent Executive Director,”...
    The COVID-19 pandemic may have shut down the 2020 Minnesota State Fair, but it hasn’t melted the beloved tradition of the crowning of Princess Kay of the Milky Way and the sculpting of the dairy royalty in butter. Princess Kay, chosen from regional candidates to represent the dairy industry each year, will be crowned Aug....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One of the biggest traditions ahead of the Minnesota State Fair is the crowning of Princess Kay of the Milky Way — but it will all look a little different this year. The 67th annual coronation will be live streamed on the Princess Kay Facebook page on Aug. 12 at a private banquet...
    The 2020 State Fair Meadowlands has been cancelled. New Jersey's largest, annual fair had initially been set to run July 23 through Aug. 9 at MetLife Stadium. But according to a Facebook, state officials denied this year's plans. Earlier this month, Gov. Phil Murphy set a 500-person limit on all outdoor events, ordering all guests...
    The Fine Arts Exhibition at the Minnesota State Fair will be open for viewing — with COVID-19 restrictions — during the dates the Fair was scheduled to run, Aug. 27-Sept. 7. The 2020 Minnesota State Fair has been canceled due to the pandemic. Tickets will be required to view the exhibition, an annual showcase of...
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas State Fair Board voted Monday to cancel this year's fair amid the coronavirus pandemic. Its reversal came a week after the board initially voted to continue with the fair, sparking concern from vendors and the community about the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hutchinson News reported. “We appreciate the thoughtful consideration...
    How much are you going to miss the COVID-canceled Minnesota State Fair this year? So much that you even miss the ubiquitous clear plastic State Fair glasses for your lemonade, soda or beer? The Great Minnesota Not-Getting-Together-This-Year can ease your pandemic pain. The Fair is selling sleeves of Minnesota State Fair cups this month. Sleeves...
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The chances of the Kansas State Fair being held this year are looking less likely after a large number of vendors backed out or expressed trepidation. The Hutchinson News reports that the fair's board will meet Monday to reconsider its decision to hold the event in September. “What happened is after...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — While we won’t get to experience our typical Great Minnesota Get-Together, you can now experience a small piece of the fair in your own home. The Minnesota State Fair cups are now available for purchase. Learn more here.
    PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) — The 2020 Washington State Fair has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Fair CEO Kent Hojem said in a video on the event’s website the decision to cancel the September event was made after thoughtful consideration. He said at its core the fair is a people-gathering event, which runs contrary...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Next month's Kentucky State Fair will include concerts from 24 bands over 11 nights. The State Fair on Tuesday announced the acts for the concert series from Aug. 20 to 30. All concerts are free with paid gate admission to the fair at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville. Among the...
    The Texas State Fair has been canceled for the first time since World War II. Officials said Tuesday that the event will not take place in 2020 as the Lone Star state continues to face a new wave of coronavirus cases, according to The Dallas Morning News. “In the current climate of COVID-19, there...
    The Texas State Fair has been cancelled for the first time since World War II. Officials said Tuesday that the event will not take place in 2020 as the Lone Star state continues to face a new wave of coronavirus cases, according to The Dallas Morning News. “In the current climate of COVID-19, there is...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) -The cancellation of this year’s State Fair of Texas will serve another big blow to local businesses and workers who depend on the annual event as a source of income. Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que has been helping feed its crowds since 1978 since its founder John Reaves became only its second minority vendor. His...
    Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley was asked on March 31 what it would be like to play Texas in the Cotton Bowl without fans this season.   “It would be very, very unique,” Riley said on the teleconference. “If that’s what it comes to for games to still be able to be played and guys to still be able to...
    DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 06: Brandon Jones #19 of the Texas Longhorns makes a pass interception against the Oklahoma Sooners in the first quarter of the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) The State Fair of Texas is off, but the...
    The Texas State Fair has been canceled, the first time since World War II that the annual Dallas event won't be held. “This was an extremely tough decision. The health and safety of all involved has remained our top priority throughout the decision-making process,” Gina Norris, chair of the fair's board of directors, said in a statement. “One of...
    FLETCHER, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's agriculture commissioner announced Tuesday that the 2020 Mountain State Fair has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The fair was scheduled to take place from Sept. 11-20 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher. Commissioner Steve Troxler cited the health and safety of visitors and staff...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The COVID-19 pandemic has caused those in the land of Big Tex to cancel the 2020 State Fair of Texas, and that raises questions about the annual football showdown between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns. After announcing the cancellation of the the fair, for the first time since...
    DALLAS – You won’t be able to say “howdy” to Big Tex this year as the State Fair of Texas has been canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This was an extremely tough decision. The health and safety of all involved has remained our top priority throughout the decision-making process,” Gina Norris, board...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The State Fair of Texas will not open this year in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made via Youtube on Tuesday. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce that the State Fair of Texas will not open for the 2020 season. This has been a difficult...