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Saturday, September 26, 2009

LEWIS BROS CIRCUS 1974 LAUREL, DE (FROM DUSTPAN HOWARD)

Don't forget to click on picture to enlarge Here is the photo that appeared in the 'State Register' Laurel Delaware June13 1974 with the Circus coming to town article. Again it could use someimprovements


Attached is an article on the Lewis Bros Circus coming to laurel DE in Jume of 1974


Thursday, September 24, 2009

BLOOMSBURG FAIR GETS READY SEPT. 23, 2009 #1

These pictures are from the Bloomsburg Fair web site. I beleive the Side Show is owned by Rick Dennis from Vestal New York.

Bill and I played the Bloomsburg Fair many times.

Looking at these pictures brings back a lot of wonderful memories!



A lot of Folks beleive that Bloomsburg should have the title
"PA State Fair"
It's hard to beleive but the state has no state fair.
The closest thing to that is the Farm Show in Harrisburg in January.









BLOOMSBURG FAIR GETS READY SEPT. 23, 2009 #2
















VIRGINIA STATE FAIR BROCHURE

Please click on image to enlarge and read

BLOMSBURG FAIR PREPARES TO OPEN SATURDAY (TV16 WILKES BARRE, PA)

 

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

BIG E SPOTLIGHT -- CREAM PUFFS

BLOOMSBURG FAIR GETS READY (SEPT. 21) #1

The Trailers just keep getting fancier and fancier!

Let's get that Khor's Orange Juice Joint up!

This looks like a "Back End" piece setting up.
(Sideshow)



One of the many ethnic foods sold at Bloomsburg.


Dale Greensweig (I hope I got the spelling right!)
Funnel Cakes. He also has many French Fry joints.





BLOOMSBURG FAIR GETS READY (SEPT. 21) #2

Automated Ticket Boxes.



Looks like a Double Decker Glass House






Keep watching these updates and you won't beleive all the
different kinds of food sold at Bloomsburg!





KELLY MILLER CIRCUS NOVELTY JOINT

The Kelly Miller Circus enjoyed large crowds at Massillon, Ohio, on July 30, 2009. Photo by Mort Gamble. (from Circus Fans Web Site)
"FLASH IS CASH"
Now this joint's ready for business!
The fellow in front of the stand is a butcher, with a "Gin Pole",
waiting for doors so he can work the seats.

FAIR TO FEATURE RIDE FROM JACKSON'S NEVERLAND RANCH


Fair to feature ride from Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Ever want to ride one of those rides that Michael Jackson had out back at the Neverland Ranch?
The Central Washington State Fair has your chance. And it’s lollipop-themed. Of course, it is.
The Lolli Swing is a regular at the fair. But this year is the first time the fair will have the one from Jackson’s famed backyard amusement park.
Butler Amusements of California, which bought five rides from Neverland Ranch last year, describes it thusly: “This brightly colored ride has 16 swings decorated with large swirl lollipops and lights. The centerpiece is a large clown complete with a red nose and floppy shoes.”
A few years back it would have been hard to imagine a carnival company touting its association with Michael Jackson. He was the king of pop, yes, but his last decade had been marked by child molestation charges and bizarre facial transformations.
It took his death in June to remind us how much we all loved him. We stopped thinking about the Jacko who dangled his baby over a hotel balcony railing and resumed thinking of him as the Jackson Five prodigy. We stopped thinking about the criminal allegations and resumed thinking of him as the man behind “Thriller.”
So, what do you think, On Blog readers? Are you going to ride the Lolli Swing?
- Pat Muir

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

LEWIS & CLARK CIRCUS--2009 ASST'D PHOTOS
















VA STATE FAIR POSTER

"BE SURE AND VISIT LITTLE RICHARD'S FINEST OF FOODS
AT THE VIRGINIA STATE FAIR"

BLOOMSBURG IS GETTING READY!

LOOKS LIKE THINGS ARE PROGRESSING IN BLOOMSBURG.
LOTS OF STANDS ALREADY SET UP AND LOTS MORE COMMING.
THESE SHOTS WERE TAKEN SUNDAY (9.20)
















NEW ATTRACTION AT BLOOMSBURG FAIR

BILL & CINDY MORRIS' ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER
ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER is an educational and entertaining experience for the entire family, as we guide you through an up close and personal encounter with the worlds largest animals. No place, anywhere, will you see elephants like you are going to see here at the fair.
You’ll be inspired as you experience the full force of each elephant’s unique individual personality. We are lucky to have both species of elephants. Cora is a 49-year-old Asian elephant, weighing in at 9000 pounds and Shannon our 25-year-old African elephant, weighing in at 4500.
This could change the way you think and feel about these magnificent creatures forever. These are not circus elephants, nor are they zoo elephants. They are family elephants and have been owned and cared for by the Morris family for virtually their entire lives. A family who represents 3 generations who have dedicated their entire lives to the study and care of these elephants. Location: Kiddie Ride Section at the west end of the Fairground

DONUT CHESSEBURGER BIG HIT AT BIG E (CBS3)

Monday, September 21, 2009

MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL #1 (FROM BOB COX)

Dick heres some photos of joints at the mexican independence day street celebration in Apizaco, Tlaxcala, Mexico. This occured in every town in Mexico...fireworks, dances, etc.



























MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION #2 (BOB COX)

















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