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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

RIDES, FOOD, SHOWS . . . THE FAIR IS BACK


The Times-Union-Photo by Jon M. Fletcher / Staff - Sisters Tabetha, 9, (cq) and Tori Elie, 11, spin into the evening on the Dream Machine, one of the many mechanical delights at the Duval County Fair, which opened Wednesday at the fairgrounds downtown.

By Tom Szaroleta jacksonville.com

The Florida Times-Union.

Posted: November 1, 2011
Can you smell it yet? The aroma of popcorn, the corndogs, the roasted nuts and cotton candy and draft beer and deep-fried stuff that probably shouldn’t be deep-fried defines the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair as much as the rides, the country music and the livestock shows.


The fair opens Wednesday at the fairgrounds adjacent to EverBank Field and runs through Sunday, Nov. 13.
It’s chock-full of stomach-turning rides, a three-ring clown circus, pig races, alligator shows, baking contests, a beer festival, a rabbit contest, a Mitch Ryder concert and a bingo tournament.
Gayle Hart, vice president of marketing for the fair, said there were 54 rides last year, and she expects a few more this time around.
“If you’re bored at the fair,” she said, “you’ve got a personal problem.”Read more at Jacksonville.com:
http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/2011-11-01/story/rides-food-shows-fair-back#ixzz1cRnbAw2u



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