Thursday, July 30, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1965 Dubuque County Fair

The Dubuque County Fair is happening right now at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds.  Here is the entertainment line-up from 50 years ago:

Lassie (needs no further introduction)
Tiu Troupe (from the Ginny Tiu Show)
Johnny Tolitson, recording star

See the full lineup from the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald newspaper.  August 1, 1965, page 5.

Do you love State and County fairs but just don't have time to attend?

In State Fair a small-town family travels to the State Fair.  The father is looking for the blue ribbon for his prize hog, Blue Boy, mom is looking for glory in her cooking, and the kids are looking for love. DVD includes the original 1945 version and the 1962 remake. 

NPR Road Trips takes you to fairs all across the country with Fairs and Festivals: Stories that take you away. (60 minute audio CD)

Butter is a dramedy starring Jennifer Garner and Ty Burrell.  When long-reigning champion butter sculptor Bob is forced to step down, his zealous wife Laura enters the competition herself, to fight for their status as butter royalty. A win seems guaranteed until a formidable contender emerges: a 10-year-old Destiny, an African-American foster child of local couple Julie and Ethan. Suddenly, it's anybody's game and Laura will do anything to win, even if it means resorting to sabotage and seducing her foolish ex-boyfriend Boyd as a co-conspirator.

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