2018

The History of the American State Fair – Part 3

Our concluding part of the series to discover the history of the American State Fair continues with looking at some of the great state fairs that are currently being held all over the United States. We travel to New York, Massachusetts and Texas among others to have even more fun at the fair. The Great […]

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The History of the American State Fair – Part 2

Welcome back to part two of our blog on the American State Fair and its rich history that dates back right to the early 1800’s. It is impossible to actually pinpoint where the first fair was held, or who was responsible for arranging it, as so many contenders have thrown their hat into the ring […]

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The History of the American State Fair – Part 1

It is a national celebration that is part of the very core of American culture, and it is the State & County fair. Such events have been organized in the U.S since 1841, with the first recorded fair taking place in New York State in Syracuse. And still today this fair is one of the […]

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The Festivals of Washington DC – Part 2

The next foray into the world of festivals in Washington DC leads us to a barbecue, let’s us participate in a sporting event and visit a jazz festival. Washington is one of the best places in the whole of America to host events and festivals, not just because it is the capital city of the […]

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The History of Marching Bands – Part 2

Our blog on the history of marching bands continues with the growth of marching and military bands in America. In part one of this blog we look at the importance of the drum and fife in the Revolutionary War, but things had progressed by the time the Civil War arrived. Each company now had its […]

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The Festivals of Washington DC – Part 1

Washington DC is a great place if you love festivals, the good people of Washington will celebrate almost any occasion if they can. This blog concentrates on some of the events and festivals that take place in America’s capital city every year. Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival What could be possibly be more American […]

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The History of Military Parades in Washington DC – Part 2

The second part of our blog highlighting the military parades in Washington and other U.S cities follows the celebrations of the presidential inaugural marches of Kennedy and Eisenhower. But this blog goes back in time to the early days of celebrating the American presidency. It was once common practice in the U.S for the president […]

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The History of Marching Bands – Part 1

No state fair, large civic or royal celebration would be complete without a marching band. For true pomp and exuberance, the marching band offers everything. The military style precision of the marching players together with the fantastic loud noise they produce cannot be ignored even if you wanted to. A marching band adds panache to […]

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The History of Military Parades in Washington DC – Part 1

Being the nation’s capital, Washington DC has had its fair share of military parades. As the seat of power, it is up to Washington to dispatch its nation’s troops to battle and, as such, Washington is there to welcome them home. But unlike some nations of the world, America does not flex its military muscle […]

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The Best Cultural Events and Pageants in Washington – Part 3

Washington DC has probably the most cultural events, parades and pageants than any other American city, this is mostly because it is the nation’s capital, but also displays the diverse cultural heritage Washington has. It is an integrated city that has embraced the different cultures that have stayed in the capital and made their home […]

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