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This Fair Lets Kids Chase Rabbits, Yank Them Up By Their Ears

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.28.2016 | Crime

Local and national animal advocacy groups are calling an end to a Mississippi fair’s “animal scrambles” that involve children chasing and “cat...

A Ferris Wheel Is Still Food for the Soul

Chris Bohjalian | Posted 08.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Chris Bohjalian

(photo by Victoria Blewer) A couple of years ago, Chris Ashby, director of operations at Vermont's Champlain Valley Exposition, saw three boys peeri...

5 Fun Festivals You'd Only Find in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.02.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinoisans have no shortage of fun festivals from which to choose when planning a good weekend. Traditional festivals such as world-class concerts, food tasting, holiday marts and county fairs proliferate through every season.

The Museum of Unnatural History in Strangetown (PHOTOS)

Hans Proppe | Posted 09.01.2012 | Arts
Hans Proppe

2012-07-02-hansproppestrangetown.jpgI had a dream last night, a strange dream, visiting a strange place with a strange museum...

Andrew Burmon

PHOTOS: Revisiting The Fair From 'Charlotte's Web' | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

In the sixty years since E.B. White wrote Charlotte's Web, the novel that immortalized its humble, dusty charms, Maine's Blue Hill Fair has undergone ...

Deep Fried Kool-Aid Balls: The Newest In Fair Fare

Posted 08.20.2011 | Home

The county fair circuit must be getting desperate for new fried foods. After all, fried beer, deep-fried Twinkies and fried lemonade have been cloggin...

A County Fair With City Flair Grows in Brooklyn

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

With beehives, chicken coops, and rooftop farms popping up all over Brooklyn, it's high time us city folks revived that end of summer ritual, the county fair.

We Are the Champions! Marin County Fair: Greenest County Fair on Earth

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Marin County officials are claiming the record for recycling the most ever waste at a county fair. Roughly 90 percent of the garbage created at this summer's county fair was diverted away from overcrowded landfills.

Fox News Downplays the Holocaust Museum Killing

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The Fox News team seemed to lose interest in the Holocaust Museum shooting when it was revealed that von Brunn had strong ties to the Klu Klux Klan.