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The Sound of Ideas

Let’s All Go to the Fair

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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It's fair season in Ohio, when a slice of Americana -- with a side of fried anything -- sets up shop in counties across the state. Moms and dads and wide-eyed kids walk the midway. 4-H teens show off their prized pigs and home gardeners present the season's perfect peppers. On the next Sound of Ideas, we'll visit the Cuyahoga County Fair and discuss the lure of fairs across the region and throughout Ohio. Admission, of course, is free. Wednesday at 9:00 on 90.3

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Mike and producer David C. Barnett talk with a fair vendor. Week-old pigs sleep and get a meal in the livestock area of the fair, always a highlight for young children. Mike McIntyre with caricaturist Adam Pate. Lorain County cadets at attention for Pledge of Allegiance. Kicking up dirt and letting off steam at the demolition derby.

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Arts and Culture, Community/Human Interest

Guests

Drake Hokanson, author, Purebred & Homegrown--America’s County Fairs
Craig Norton, Lorain County Fair executive board member
Paul Harris, Secretary, Geauga County Fair

Additional Information

A gallery of photographs from Purebred & Homegrown
Cuyahoga County Fair information

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