2018

Author Archives: Christina

The Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is an annual event based around community, food, crafts, and agriculture. Close to 1.8 mln people attend the 12-day celebration each and every year, which makes it American’s second-largest state fair. The event is a huge attraction in the state of Minnesota and has even earned the nickname “The Great Minnesota […]

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Del Mar County Fair

A Southern California summer is the perfect setting for any Hollywood beach-themed production and there are many ways to take advantage of it. Once you’ve taken in some sun at the beach, one way to prolong the fun would be to attend the Del Mar County Fair. From amusement park rides and deep-fried Oreos to […]

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The Best Foods at American Fairs

It is true when we think of American State Fairs one of the very first thing that comes to mind is delicious food. Now a great proportion of the foods served at these great festive events are not particularly healthy and deep frying is a common way to cook gut-busting dishes. But as long as […]

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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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