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10/13 -- Help decide future of Brown County Fairgrounds (WI) -- Brown County residents can help decide what comes next for the Brown County Fairgrounds. Local 5's Kris Schuller reports your suggestions in an online survey will shape the property's future. For years Ralph Gajafsky has lived near the fairgrounds. He uses the property all year and calls it an asset to the area . . . more -->

10/13 -- Beer and wine will be at the NC State Fair for the first time -- Beer and wine will be offered at the North Carolina State Fair this year for the first time ever. But these aren’t walking-around beers or glasses of wine. They’re samplings or flights of two of the state’s fastest growing products . . . more -->

10/12 -- Elkhart County 4-H Fair (IN) officials discuss future expansion plans -- A presentation that lasted well into the evening Wednesday at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds left some fair board members concerned about logistics and others excited about opportunities — and all with a proposed plan for the future. While the changes won't happen overnight, the preliminary master plan will put in place a road map for years to come . . . more -->

10/11 -- More Than the Midway -- Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe knows state fairs — the fun, the finances,the fickleness. She’s been working at them since she was 18, first as a high school student earning money for college and later, for graduate school. After that, she only missed one year, when she took off from work as she and her husband, a now-retired circuit court judge, adopted two children . . . more -->

10/11 -- Departing Executive Director Offers His Thoughts on Music at the South Carolina State Fair -- For the past few years, the music on the South Carolina State Fair’s Pepsi Grandstand has mostly repeated the same formula. You’ll get at least one solid older rock act — this year, it’s the endlessly strutting, two-thirds-bearded ZZ Top. You’ll get some mainstream country acts — this time, it’s Brothers Osborne and Chris Young bringing the blah pop-rock-and-twang of today’s country charts . . . more -->

10/11 -- State Fair's Texas in the First World War is a must-see for history buffs -- History buffs will want to see Texas in the First World War, an exhibition by the Dallas Historical Society on display in the Hall of State during the State Fair of Texas, which ends Oct. 22. Another presentation in a side room presents the incisive editorial cartoons and illustrations of John Knott, who worked for The Dallas Morning News from 1905 to 1957. The historical society owns 15,000 pieces of Knott's work . . . more -->

10/11 -- Fairgrounds or Noah’s Ark? OC Fair becomes safe haven for animals displaced in Canyon Fire 2 -- Many of the Canyon Fire 2’s evacuees were the four-legged kind. As flames spread in Anaheim Hills and toward Orange, residents on Monday, Oct. 9, scrambled to pack up their families and worldly belongings – including large livestock animals – before fleeing. By Tuesday morning, the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa was bustling with displaced furry residents . . . more -->

10/10 -- Gov. Wolf to lease Pa. Farm Show Complex to help plug budget deficit -- Gov. Tom Wolf is preparing to move forward with his plan to lease the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center to a private operator in hopes of raising cash for the state budget. Initially proposed in his February budget address, Wolf announced Monday the state will now seek partners in a lease deal intended to bring an upfront cash payment to the state of about $200 million . . . more -->

10/09 -- Tim Voris is ready for his first Fairfield County Fair (OH) as manager -- Fairfield County Fair manager Tim Voris is ready for his first event. He was hired to replace former manager Dave Benson in June 2016. But Benson stayed on until the end of the fair last year, meaning this is Voris’ first year fully in charge. The fair runs from Oct. 8 to Oct. 14. Voris was the detective bureau commander at the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office before retiring from that position last year . . . more -->