Stihl Slideshow at the Oregon State Fair
Here's the first Youtube from a concert at the fair. This is ZZ Top performing Sharp Dressed Man. Not bad.
The Oregon State Fair starts today! Yippee! Thanks to some local Tweeters, you can enjoy the fair vicariously from your own computer or smart phone in real time. The following widget is a collection of folks that are walking around the fairgrounds, doing fair stuff, so you don't have to. Actually they're hoping you get so excited reading their tweets, that you rush over there and join them.
Going to the fair in real life can be a lot of fun too. Just be careful because this place can be a serious money drain if you don't have a good strategy going in. The first thing to know is that they have lots of discounts. Click here to see daily specials. If you have kids that like rides, I highly suggest going on the days that they sell $26 unlimited wristbands.(Aug. 31 and Sept. 1) Nothing's worse then having to spend $3-$5 per child for a brief smash up on the bumper cars. Most Salem parents are experts on this fair and know that when you walk through the front door, go straight through like you have blinders on. Walk toward the farm animals at the back of the fair. Do the rides last if you can. It's hard to convince a child to go see baby pigs when their staring at the dizzying sites of a carnival. There are lots of fun free activities to do at the fair, here's some links.
Sports and Recreation
Lastly, go local on the food and drink and take pictures. They have an "Oregon Buffet" this year which is food made with only Oregon ingredients. Yum! Now that's something you won't be able to taste through Twitter. I guess I'll actually have to go. See you there, I'll be by the baby pigs on Wed.
Food and fun is what the Oregon State Fair is all about. That means rides, farm animals and greasy fair food. As always, send us some pics of your eats from this years fair and we will post them right here. firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll monitor youtube for videos and post live cams when we can. This year the headliner is ZZ Top. It should be wild watching the bearded trio from Texas take the stage in Salem. I wonder if these sharp dressed men will be spotted dining in town. I'm guessing if they are not sleeping in the tour bus they will be put up at the Grand Hotel. Probably eating at least once at Bentley's. If any of the band's handlers are reading this, tell the guys to meet us in the basement of Venti's for a tweetup before the show. Just DM @RobMcguire.
Actually, I just did a Twitter search and I don't think they have an account but I did find some cool pics.
Here's one of the guys from the band, Dusty Hill, strolling around what looks like a fairground. I wonder if this was one of those "take your daughter to work" days. Ooops, I guess after saying that he won't want to meet up with us for a drink and a Moroccan Chicken Wrap.
The Oregon State Fair runs from Friday, August 27th to September 6th. The official website is right here.