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Offline astro boy  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:00:39 AM(UTC)
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With August around the corner. What state Fairs still have the green light to operate?
Kentucky
Tulsa
Mississippi
South Carolina
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, July 28, 2020 12:14:58 PM(UTC)
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I don't think NC has decided, but I expect them to cancel.
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:27:32 PM(UTC)
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I don't think NC has decided, but I expect them to cancel.


Maryland's (Timonium, MD) i'd say is in a similar situation although that one is the end of August thru labor day. From what I can tell, they're only accepting entries from MD residents for the livestock and indoor buildings, no horse show but beyond that, how much of the fair will actually happen remains to be seen.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:23:12 PM(UTC)
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South Carolina is out, at least the midway, small drive thru fair with concessions and a few things to see.
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:47:18 PM(UTC)
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South Carolina is out, at least the midway, small drive thru fair with concessions and a few things to see.



Maybe when they drive around the back-end rioters can jump out and shake the cars for a thrill...
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#6 Posted : Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:20:22 PM(UTC)
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Maybe when they drive around the back-end rioters can jump out and shake the cars for a thrill...



LOL
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#7 Posted : Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:05:07 PM(UTC)
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Midway buckets for sale cheap!!! Overstocked this year
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#8 Posted : Friday, July 31, 2020 4:33:12 AM(UTC)
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I don't think NC has decided, but I expect them to cancel.


NC cancelled.
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#9 Posted : Friday, July 31, 2020 3:38:16 PM(UTC)
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I wonder if they will still try to have all those Christmas villages and such down in FL this year? I know Strates does one near Orlando and there is that big one down near Miami?
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#10 Posted : Friday, July 31, 2020 5:43:15 PM(UTC)
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I wonder if they will still try to have all those Christmas villages and such down in FL this year? I know Strates does one near Orlando and there is that big one down near Miami?


I was Santa one year and was supposed to fly in and land at Rosie O'Grady's in a hot air balloon to give out the toys. The balloon blew away and I had to ride in on the back of Bill Davis's pick-up...

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#11 Posted : Friday, July 31, 2020 8:04:45 PM(UTC)
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I was Santa one year and was supposed to fly in and land at Rosie O'Grady's in a hot air balloon to give out the toys. The balloon blew away and I had to ride in on the back of Bill Davis's pick-up...



grd

LOL, well guess whatever works right?
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#12 Posted : Friday, July 31, 2020 8:08:45 PM(UTC)
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Just the thing I hate about all this as well is that most likely not be any new ride purchases for a year or two (unless already ordered). Now naturally I would rather see folks working, so yes that is the most important thing, but you know will take a couple of years for shows to get back on their feet so to speak if things get back to normal next year.

A lot of stuff for sale out there right now, lots of concession trailers as well. And on top of it may hard to get H2B help next year if they are concerned with bringing folks into the country.

But one thing about carnies, its always going to be better down the road.
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Offline wvscott  
#13 Posted : Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:35:02 PM(UTC)
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saw in news yesterday that Maryland cancelled the state fair
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#14 Posted : Friday, August 7, 2020 12:17:00 AM(UTC)
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Looks like you can add Kentucky to that also
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Offline JustinJames  
#15 Posted : Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:11:13 AM(UTC)
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Looks like you can add Kentucky to that also


Yet the amusement park next door is open.

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