THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO MY TWIN BROTHER, BILL DYKES (1943-1995). WE WERE NOT ONLY BROTHERS BUT PARTNERS IN BUSINESS AND BEST FRIENDS! AND TO ALL THE "BUTCHERS" THAT HAVE PASSED ON TO THE BIG LOT IN THE SKY!

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

VERY INTERESTING VIDEO

SAN GENNARO FESTIVAL (LAS VEGAS SUN)

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BIG E HELPS SENIORS VISIT THE EXPO

THE ORANGUTAN AND THE HOUND

BIG E ATTENDANCE UP (CBS TV3)

HAPPY THE HIPPO HITS THE ROAD


Happy The Hippo Hits The Road
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Zoo has completed the delicate task of transporting a "keenly sensitive" 5,000-pound hippopotamus from Washington to Milwaukee.
Happy the hippo arrived at the Milwaukee County Zoo at 3 a.m. Tuesday after leaving Washington about 17 hours earlier on a flatbed truck. His home in Washington is being eliminated as the National Zoo makes room for an expanded elephant exhibit.
The National Zoo says Happy was transported in a special steel-framed and lumber-lined crate built by zoo staff. He was trained ahead of time to enter the crate and remain there calmly.
He wasn't sedated for the trip.
In Milwaukee, the 28-year-old Happy, who was born at the National Zoo, will be paired with two female hippos, Patti and Puddles, for possible breeding.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

BLOOMSBURG FAIR 7:06 TUESDAY MORNING 9/29


RUSSELL BROS FAMILY FUN CIRCUS

I finally found something else about the Russell Bros Circus, 2009
This small family type show is getting a fine reputation on the West Coast.
Playing fairs as a free attraction.
RUSSELL BROTHERS FAMILY FUN CIRCUS
It's kind of like an old cliche. Kid sees the circus and loves it. Kid runs away to join the circus. Kid grows up and becomes the ringmaster!
But for Edward Russell, it's been the story of his life. "When I was a kid I always wanted to do this," said the 73 year old owner of Russell Brothers Circus. "One summer I went and did it, and I never went back. I ran a side show and introduced all the odd, unusual and bizarre acts."
Viewers see a magician, a disappearing dove named Hugo Birdini, a man completes a handstand on several stacked and wobbly chairs, a trick called "Temple Benares" that involves a disappearing man and numerous swords, and a amusing clown named Bingo who can balance a circling saucer on a thin stick.
Of course that isn't the entire show. Kids cheer on each new trick to come.
Silver Dollar Fair, Chico, CA
Last Week of May 2009


STATE FAIR OF TEXAS YEAR ROUND? (TV33 DALLAS)

PITCHMEN AT THE BIG E

IS ECONOMY HURTING STATE FAIR? (CBS 6, RICHMOND)

ELEPHANTS HUGE DRAW AT BLOOM FAIR

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Monday, September 28, 2009

SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT BLOOMSBURG FAIR

Nothing like Bloomsburg on Saturday Afternoon!




A family from Philadelphia has had the Balloons at Bloomsburg
for many years! They work them at major intersections
on the fairgrounds.


BLOOMSBURG FAIR RAINY SATURDAY NIGHT

They come out in Bloomsburg regardless of the weather!





Sunday, September 27, 2009

AT THE CIRCUS--MOVIE TRAILER (1939)

L E BARNES CIRCUS #1 (2001) (from anynomous)

This set of pictures subject is Set-Up.
The only onformation on these are on the back
of some of the pictures is the date, May 2001.
Anyone with any info leave a comment (PLEASE!)
















L E BARNES CIRCUS #2 (2001)
















L E BARNES CIRCUS #3 (2001)












I wonder what happened to these seat wagons?
Anyone out there know?
Leave a comment, please!





L E BARNES CIRCUS #4 (2001)
















HANNEFORD AT THE GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIR

The Royal Hanneford Circus
Although the Royal Hanneford Circus has appeared at the Georgia National Fair for a number of years, each year is different with new and exciting acts. The circus is free to any fairgoer. It features three performances daily and when the ringmaster calls the show, the big top is always full. Acts have ranged from high wire acts to clowns and from wild animal performances to acrobats. Like the ringmaster says, Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of All ages, get ready for the thrill of your life with the Royal Hanneford Circus!
Daily 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.plus extra show on Saturdays only at 2:00 p.m.
All circus performances are free to Fairgoers.

BLOOMSBURG FAIR

BLOMSBURG FAIR OPENING DAY PICTURES #1

Uncle Nick's Candy Wheel has been a fair favorite for many years.
It was originally started by "Uncle" Nick Fonzone, from Allentown, Pa.
Now I understand Nick's Son carries on the business.


You can see there's no shortage of players!




Rick Creasy's games have also been at the fair many years!
That's Rick hiding behind the pole!


And Here's the Harloff Families Barrett's Fudge.
A staple of many Pa Fairs for years.
Judy Harloff manages Kings Cliffe Trailer Park in Dover.





BLOOMSBURG FAIR OPENING DAY PICTURES #2

















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