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Topic: Midway (fair)

  Chicago 1893
With an unspoken goal of topping the 1889 Paris fair, and the disparate influences of the amusement tucked away in the Midway, the fair planners were allowed to concentrate purely on creating a great fair under a unified, classical style.
In the fairs of the 1930's, such as the Golden Gate Exposition, the role of the Women's Board was limited to what can be aptly called the "macrocosm of the housewife."(Greenhalgh, 192) Women's responsibilities were limited to functions of hospitality and the beautification of the fairgrounds.
It was the main focus of the fair, and one of the masterpieces of its architect, Richard Morris Hunt (1827-1895).
www.lib.umd.edu /ARCH/honr219f/1893chic.html   (6211 words)

 Midway (fair) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A midway at a fair (commonly an American fair such as a county or state fair) is the location where amusement rides, entertainment and fast food booths are concentrated.
It was the first world's fair with an area for amusements which was strictly separated from the exhibition halls.
In the years after the Exposition closed, midway came to be used as a common noun to refer to the area for amusements at a county or state fair, circus, festival, or amusement park.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Midway_(fair)   (198 words)

 midway - Search Results - MSN Encarta
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ca.encarta.msn.com /midway.html   (158 words)

 Weekend: Midway to 200
The Florida State Fair and the Gasparilla Pirate Fest begin a second century with a celebration of the past.
Fair staff members compiled artifacts and worked on the exhibit's design for most of the past year.
Despite the changes, all the attractions that have brought families to the fair - the midway rides, the corn dogs, Cracker Country, the live entertainers - will still be there.
www.sptimes.com /2004/02/05/Weekend/Midway_to_200.shtml   (673 words)

 Midway Bracelets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Midway vouchers will be available for purchase until Thursday, September 8, 12:00 noon, at selected locations, i.e., Pronto in Russell and Giant Tiger in Embrun, at a cost of $20 per voucher.
Midway vouchers can be redeemed on the fairgrounds at the midway ticket booths for a bracelet on any given day of the Russell Fair.
Midway bracelets are also available for purchase on the fairgrounds during the Russell Fair at midway ticket booths on Saturday, September 10th only at a cost of $20.00 for unlimited rides all day Saturday.
www.russellfair.com /2004/midway.html   (162 words)

 Midway Tour--Introduction
Part of their plan was that the Midway would function as "a magnificent chain of lakes," allowing boaters to go from the ponds to be built in Washington Park to the lagoons to be developed in Jackson Park and through the lagoons to Lake Michigan.
The next great event for the Midway was the decision to locate the Columbian Exposition in the underdeveloped parts of the South Park--the worldwide celebration of Columbus's transfer of "the torch of civilization to the New World" in 1492.
The Fair organizers quickly conceded that this high-minded racism had better yield to money-making concessions and sideshows, so the Midway was turned over from a professor at Harvard to Sol Bloom, a protege of P. Barnum from San Francisco.
www.trishmorse.com /Midway   (2357 words)

 West Virginia: Mannington District Fair (Local Legacies: Celebrating Community Roots - Library of Congress)
The first Mannington fair was organized in 1932 by a group of local citizens and held in "Traders Alley," a place in the middle of town were farmers brought livestock and products to trade or sell.
The fair has long served as a "super" homecoming event where old friends meet and new friends are made, and as a place to compete, demonstrate, and display arts and crafts.
Among the fair's many activities are pony and horse pulls, horse shows, a demolition derby, a kiddy day, a queen pageant, professional wrestling, a pet show, lumberjack competition, kiddie tractor pull, a sheep rodeo, and both animal and food judging.
lcweb2.loc.gov /cocoon/legacies/WV/200003649.html   (241 words)

 No bids for Florida State Fair midway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As a result, the fair will have an independent midway for the eighth straight year, with the Feb. 10-21 fair in Tampa receiving 55% of the gross and the carnival operators 45%.
The Florida Department of Agriculture, which runs the fair with the Florida State Fair Authority, had requested a minimum per caps bid of $5.81 per unaudited attendee, with a minimum of $1.5 million going to the fair.
The independent midway will be operated by Fred Brown, who has been with the fair since 1980 while serving as operations director for the past 17 years.
www.amusementbusiness.com /amusementbusiness/industrynews/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000620448   (1091 words)

 Midway - BPAL Madness!
And, yep, Midway is indeed a carnival midway in a bottle: Buttery caramel corn, cotton candy and hot, greasy funnel cakes topped with powdered sugar.
It is, as those before me have also said, EXACTLY the smell of standing in the middle of the food stalls at a County Faire or at an amusement park midway and letting the smell wrap around you: sweet funnel cakes, hot cotton candy, powdered sugar, greasy buttered popcorn.
Midway is so many different scents at once - like all the yummy foody scents from the carnival wafting at you, changing with the breeze.
www.bpal.org /index.php?showtopic=13590   (2486 words)

 Weekend: Midway to 200
Even as the country becomes more urban and more high-tech, state fairs still revel in their traditions and their agrarian roots.
It's the 100th anniversary, and officials are marking the occasion by taking a look back at the fair's history.
They were lucky, Vymlatil said, to have a huge stock of photographs to choose from, many dating back to the early days of the fair.
www.sptimes.com /2004/02/05/news_pf/Weekend/Midway_to_200.shtml   (591 words)

 On fairgrounds, a declaration of independents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Both fairs are studying the logistics of running independent midways, raising the possibility of a new indie route for operators working their way south to Florida.
McRae, the chairman of the board of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, adds that most fairs have excellent relationships with their carnival providers and are better served focusing on other areas of their operations.
Tampa is sitting pretty because it is the first fair of the season and it coincides with the annual trade show in nearby Gibsonton, Fla. “It’s probably one of the better places to showcase a ride,” says Brown, who has plenty of equipment to choose from at that time of year.
www.amusementbusiness.com /amusementbusiness/industrynews/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002538870   (1555 words)

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He even owned the Steel Pier in Atlantic City and the New Jersey State Fair.” During his conversations with Hamid, the senior Chambliss approached Dr. Braswell, a local doctor and bank officer in Rocky Mount, and asked him to consider signing a personal bond that was required for Chambliss to lease the State Fair operation.
The whole fair had been turned into a gypsy camp, and every part of the midway was riddled with crookedness and corruption.
Under the guidance of Commissioner Graham, the N.C. Board of Agriculture, and professional management, the Fair continued to grow and today is considered one of the leading agricultural, industrial and educational fairs in the nation.
www.ncfairs.org /FiresGypsiesandFairs.doc   (2200 words)

Our midway is again provided by Conklin Shows, the biggest midway provider in North America, as recognized by Amusement Business magazine for the 13th consecutive year.
They play some of the biggest fairs in North America such as Miami's Dade County Fair, the Calgary Stampede, the Canadian National Exposition in Toronto, the Eastern States Exposition (THE BIG E) in Massachusetts, and the South Carolina State Fair.
The result of the changes is a more attractive midway with more room for Spectacular Rides and more locations for Kiddie Rides, both on the traditional midway, and in other locations throughout the grounds.
www.mobilefair.com /biggermidway.htm   (235 words)

 Georgia State Fair - Macon
The Georgia STATE FAIR has been held in Macon since 1851 and has a long tradition of family entertainment ranging from its agricultural and artistic craft roots to its carnival midway atmosphere.
Various committee chairmen are appointed to coordinate all aspects of the Fair operation including Exchange Club volunteer efforts during the FAIR in various areas such as parking, the food booth, security, the midway, livestock and others.
Visitors, FAIR exhibitors and carnival operators collectively spend a good deal of money in the Macon area for gasoline, food, lodging and maintenance on their equipment, all of which benefits the area economy.
georgiastatefair.org /site2/aboutGSF.php   (470 words)

 newsobserver.com | Luck of the draw decides State Fair midway
Troxler and his subordinates had a gutsy plan for breaking the impasse over midway rights for this year's N.C. State Fair: Pick a dollar figure and make a shotgun offer to five carnival companies, including the four that rebuffed a call for bids and plunged the fair into nine days of uncertainty.
Powers Great American Midways will be a rookie midway manager at the State Fair, with an average attendance of more than 700,000 people, but for two years, the company has run the midway at the N.C. Mountain State Fair near Asheville, an exhibition that draws about 175,000.
A spokesman for Wade Shows of Spring Hill, Fla., which held the midway contract for last year's fair and was the only carnival company to submit a sealed bid this year, was also surprised by Troxler's draw.
www.newsobserver.com /102/story/390568.html   (846 words)

 News 14 Carolina | 24 Hour Local News | TOP STORIES
North American Midway Entertainment of Los Angeles, Wade Shows, Reithoffer Shows of Gibsonton, Fla., and Strates Shows, the company that ran the fair's midway from 1948 until 2001, all contacted Troxler or State Fair Manager Wesley Wyatt last week seeking a deal.
Fred Brown, operations director for the Florida State Fair, which runs its own midway, said North Carolina's fair is scheduled at a time that might make it hard to find enough rides and games to fill the midway.
North Carolina's fair, scheduled for Oct. 13 to 22, competes with other major fairs for midway rides and games, Brown said.
www.news14charlotte.com /content/top_stories/?ArID=111273   (406 words)

 News 14 Carolina | 24 Hour Local News | N.C. STATE FAIR
This year's State Fair has undergone a number of changes, both along the midway and behind the scenes.
The acting Ag Commissioner says the method of choosing who runs the midway has changed, the biggest of which is the elimination of term contracts.
Free parking is available on State Fair and Carter-Finley Football Stadium property, except for recreational vehicles that park between the hours of midnight and 8:00 a.m.
rdu.news14.com /content/nc_state_fair/?ArID=37479&SecID=310   (278 words)

 Suburban News Publications, Columbus, Ohio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Ferris wheel, seen at last year's Franklin County Fair, is one of several rides offered on the fair midway.
"The Franklin County Fair is a great bargain for families," said Sandy Karnes, vice president of the Franklin County Agricultural Society, which organizes the event, and wife of Franklin County Sheriff Jim Karnes.
New activities at this year's fair include a new ride operated by Bates Amusement, one of two companies that provide midway entertainment at the fair.
www.snponline.com /NEWS7-13/7-13_allfair.htm   (707 words)

 Fair Topeka Capital-Journal, The - Find Articles
The fl-robed Lyle welcomed "friends, relatives and fair- goers" to the ceremony and told the couple one of the components of a good marriage was "maintaining your capacity for wonder and humor," which also are two ingredients to a good state fair experience.
Except that it was a little chilly and sprinkled lightly for a few moments, the bride said she was happy with the ceremony, saying she and her groom couldn't have afforded such an elaborate wedding.
One advantage of getting married at the fair is that neither should forget the anniversary is approaching because it will coincide with future fairs, and the bride said she suspects the fairgrounds will be where they will celebrate their anniversaries.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4179/is_20050918/ai_n15362267   (577 words)

 Food & Farms - Visit - Maine Fairs
This is a small free fair featuring rides, crafts, food and motor sports, as well as animals.
A small family agricultural fair with a midway, animal exhibits, crafts, and animal pulling events.
A large family fair featuring a midway, animal exhibits, crafts, commercial exhibits, flower show, animal pulling events, and harness racing.
www.getrealmaine.com /visit/maine_fairs.shtml   (362 words)

 Yorktown Grange Fair
We are already planning for the 83rd Annual Fair, which fair will include the livestock show, with farm animals including cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, horses; flower and produce tents featuring home-grown produce and lovely bouquets; and photo, baking, needlework and lego contests in the Grange building.
The Yorktown Grange Fair is presented annually by The Grange Fair Association, a not-for-profit, volunteer organization.
Your admission fee and other fair revenues are used exclusively to fund next year's fair and support to local charities and service organizations.
www.yorktowngrangefair.org   (313 words)

 newsobserver.com | N.C. State Fair
And the check it got from the midway operator, $3.7 million, was the fourth largest ever, state officials said Wednesday.
Despite rain on two days, a spokesman for the State Fair said that attendance throughout the week had been strong and that the fair could close with the fifth-highest record of gate receipts.
Along the midway, in the food concession area behind the bingo tent, a traveling schoolhouse stands for six children whose parents work the fair circuit.
newsobserver.com /news/fair   (708 words)

 News 10 Now | 24 Hour Local News | TOP STORIES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Midway workers are in the final rush to meet the opening day deadline.
Fair worker Eric Frigin died when a piece of the ride, the Enterprise fell on him during initial set up efforts.
Dudley said the greatest lesson from more than 3 decades working midways like the one at the New York State Fair is to respect the machinery he inspects.
news10now.com /content/top_stories/Default.asp?ArID=47967&addvid=27558   (453 words)

During fair time the Sanders County Fairgrounds Midway is kept as an open parkway surrounded by concessions stands.
All in all a large variety of food and cooking styles is available during all the hours the fair is open.
Your selected meal can be enjoyed on any of the picnic tables in the Midway, some in the shade of gondolas.
www.sanderscountyfair.com /midway.htm   (109 words)

 Hillsale County Fair
In addition, the fair board will be selling raffle tickets at the main entrance.
The lights and sounds of a fair midway are a delight to children of all ages, as are the rides that accompany them.
The Wolverine Pullers have made the fair another big date on their schedule, and this year’s events will feature the modified and super stock classes starting at 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday.
www.hillsdale.net /specialsections/fair   (448 words)

 Santa Barbara Fair & Expo
The Fair & Expo midway will light up each day with an amazing new carnival presentation from Butler Amusements, the largest carnival company in the western U.S. You'll have a chance to experience 30 new rides and attractions, offering fun and excitement for the entire family.
After the sun goes down and the midway lights up the sky, top-name entertainment acts will headline stages each night of the Fair & Expo.
Find out when the Fair & Expo showcases its annual competition for the best local foods, wine and beer, arts & crafts, horticulture and fine arts entries from both adults and youth in Warren Hall.
www.sbfairandexpo.com   (394 words)

 Mid-South Fair 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Admission to the Fair is $5 for ages 7 and over and FREE for ages 6 and under.
The Fair is here from September 21 — October 1.
Yes, strollers and wheelchairs are available located near the central gate and the southern gate.
www.midsouthfair.com /faq.php   (198 words)

 Harriet's Midway Page
As always I will be keeping you up to date on what's going on throughout the fairgrounds both on the midway and behind the scenes through my daily reports.
I will also be posting information about all your favorite rides and some little known facts about each as well as highlighting the ride which has done the best the day before when available.
I will now be covering more areas of the fair aside from the rides and games.
midway.bloomsburgfair.com   (461 words)

 Technology fair features midway of new products, giveaways - News
Doug Jackson, director of technical customer service, said the Tech Fair is "about providing an opportunity to meet with vendors to show the latest technology." The featured products and new technologies can be helpful to students in their academic as well as everyday lives, he said.
The Tech Fair at UTD is different from other fairs, Jackson said.
However, at the UTD Tech Fair, each vendor must bring a product worth at least $200, and some of the products will be given away as prizes.
www.utdmercury.com /news/2005/11/14/News/Technology.Fair.Features.Midway.Of.New.Products.Giveaways-1055318.shtml   (509 words)

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