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The Greater Jacksonville Fair VIP Media Party was held on Friday, October 1 at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds and was created to en- tice the media to find out firsthand the entertainment line-up and the newest attractions at the Fair. Invited guests, Board of Direc- tors and member of all facets of the media dined on corn pups, walking tacos, Philly cheese steak sliders, sausage dogs and miniature cinnamon buns. Media kits were distributed and mem- bers of the media were given sheriffs badges to identify them easily. Besides, guests could dance to DJ EL, play cornhole or enjoy a conversation with old friends in the Quiet Zone.


HOLY COW!! The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair Is Coming!


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has been released and the phone calls have started. This year our entertainment line-up is headlined by some of the hottest country newcomers such as Laura Belle Bundy and Steel Magnolia, chart-toppers Clay Walker and Steve Azar, Dancing with the Stars hottie Chuck Wicks and Danny Gokey from American Idol fame. The Lovin’ Spoonful will revive their #1 hits from decades past. This diverse and fun entertainment line-up definitely offers something for everyone. Once again young gamers will have the opportunity to


prove they are the ultimate Guitar Hero during the annual tournament and vie for the chance to win various gift cards. The annual NovemBeer Fest brings friends to- gether to sample 32 ales and stouts all under one tent all for an additional $5.00 fee. The Amazing Race at the Fair is a scavenger hunt competition based on the hit tele- vision series, sponsored by the Jacksonville CBS affiliate the event will take place on Sunday, November 7. In the Exhibit Hall the Woodturners will display wood-


Pictured on the left: Gary Spurgeon, General Manager Renda Broadcasting, Pete Sutton, Gen- eral manager Clay County Fair and Eve Ross, Media Specialist, Greater Jacksonville Fair.


carved containers for judging, the Red and Pink Hatters will have the competition Gems and Minerals exhibit show- casing handmade jewelry and rocks of all kinds. The Florida Crops exhibit gets a facelift and will become larger this year thanks to the expansion of the Extension Learning House. Inside the house will be ideas on how to strengthen families and set family goals, manage money in tough times, read grocery store labels to select nutritious foods, control mildew in bathrooms and save money on water and energy. Also, new this year will be honey show and Red, White & Blueberry exhibit started by wounded veteran Adam Burke. Burke started Veterans Farms to help disabled veterans reintegrate back into society through horticultural therapy. In an effort to raise money for the Jacksonville Fair schol-


arship fund fair-goers will have the opportunity to win one of three 16GB Apple iPADs WiFi+3 for only $5.00 a ticket! Drawing for the three iPads will be at 6:00pm on Sunday, November 14, 2010 on the main stage at the Fair, you do not have to be present to win. The Greater Jacksonville Fair Association is proud to an-


nounce that Pepsi is now our official soft drink beverage partner for the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair and Expo Center at the Fairgrounds.


Country Critter Contest – Just Keeps Growing……. The Agriculture Committee would like to remind all Florida Fairs about the


2010/2011 “Country Critter” Competition. Intent to Enter Forms must be submitted by December 1st. Information can be found at www.floridafairs.org . This is a wonderful way to


get children and their leaders involved in your Fair. Don’t forget that your top winners will be on display at the Florida State Fair in February 2011. We hope to see plenty of critters at your Fair!!


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