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Fairs and Festivals (NPR Road Trips)

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Publisher Comments:

Step right up as the gates swing open at fairgrounds across the USA. This delightful collection explores the unique joys of the public gatherings that take place in cities and small towns, when people of all stripes and sizes meet to gawk at cows, ponder seed art, get hypnotized, compete in husband-calling contests, and eat virtually anything on a stick.

Farming, food, politics, parades, shilling, glad-handing, people-watching, and silliness are celebrated here. If youve been to a fair or festival, youll love this collection. If you havent, heres what youve been missing.

Synopsis:

From butter sculptures to deep-fried beer, swine races to pickle politics, NPR presents the biggest, best, and weirdest sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of America’s annual ritual.

About the Author

NOAH ADAMS is an American broadcast journalist and author, known primarily for his more than thirty years of experience on National Public Radio. A former co-host of the daily All Things Considered program, he has also served as senior correspondent at the network's National Desk.
Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPRs audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.

Table of Contents

Contents:
  • Introduction by Noah Adams
  • Garrison Keillor at the Minnesota State Fair
  • Postcard: Texas State Fair
  • A Break from Politics at the County Fair
  • Hard Work, Some Play at the Iowa State Fair
  • Swine Bring “Olympig” Racing to County Fairs
  • Postcard: Collectibles at the Fair
  • “Lovey” Replaces “Sooey” in Husband-Calling Contest
  • The Minnesota State Fair on a Stick
  • Voices from the National Cornbread Festival
  • Iowas Butter Cow Lady
  • Competitive Wood Chopping in West Virginia
  • Mountain View Folk Festival
  • Melvin the Human Blockhead
  • The Phelps of Food Canning
  • The Funnel Cake King
  • On the Midway: A Fairbanks Carnival
  • Lost and Found Sound: Carnival Talkers
  • Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781611746754
    Author:
    Adams, Noah
    Publisher:
    Highbridge Company
    Author:
    Adams, Noah
    Author:
    NPR
    Subject:
    Family Travel
    Subject:
    Travel : Essays & Travelogues
    Subject:
    Performing Arts-Radio - General
    Subject:
    Communications-Radio
    Edition Description:
    Unabridged,Original radio format; 1 hour
    Series:
    NPR Road Trips
    Publication Date:
    20120631
    Binding:
    COMPACT DISC
    Language:
    English
    Pages:
    60
    Dimensions:
    139.7 x 125.476 x 7.874 mm

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