Delta Fair & Music Festival 

When: Sept. 4-13 2009

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In retrospect, it probably would have been better to ask Mark Lovell what isn’t new at this year’s Delta Fair and Music Festival, which is taking over Agricenter International September 4th through September 13th.

So what’s new? Medieval jousting, shows by FreakShow Deluxe, a comedy monkey show, pig races, ostrich races, a livestock exhibit, MMA fights, and bellydancing, to name just a few.

But rest assured, the Delta Fair, now in its third year, will also have the attractions visitors have come to expect, such as rides, a beauty pageant, motorcycle stunts, a classic car parade, and fair food. On the music front, Keith Sykes returns with his Songwriter Celebration (country superstar Vince Gill will be joining him), and the music line-up includes Boys Like Girls, Eddie Money, the Bellamy Brothers, Alexis Grace, and others. The Crossroads Stage will feature local acts, and the last day of the fair will be dedicated to Christian music.

Another popular attraction that’s returning is the Red Neck Olympics, which includes bobbing for pigs’ feet, a mullet contest, and an armpit serenade. “I’m proud to say I’m a redneck,” Lovell declares. “A redneck enjoys life and has a good time.” — Susan Ellis

— Susan Ellis

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WOW I JUST REMEMBERED THAT STORY THAT I READ ABOUT THE RACIST CLOWN AT THE DELTA FAIR WAS IN THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL AND NOT THE FLYER. MY BAD

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Posted by polobear52 on 09/11/2009 at 10:33 PM

I TOOK MY DAUGHTER TO THE DELTA FAIR LAST NIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR. WE HAD A NICE TIME,FROM THE PETTING FARM TO THE PRONTO PUPS. AS WE WALKED THROUGH THE FAIR I SAW A YOUNG BLACK GUY TRYING TO HIT THE BELL AND DUNK THE GUY IN THE TANK. THE GUY IN THE TANK CALLED THE YOUNG GUY MIDNIGHT WHEN HE MISSED THE TARGET,THAT WASNT FUNNY TO ME AT ALL. I RECENTLY READ IN THE FLYER ABOUT A CLOWN THAT WAS FIRED FROM THE DELTA FAIR FOR MAKING RACIAL COMMENTS. MAYBE HE REALLY WASNT FIRED AFTER ALL,MAYBE HE GOT PROMOTED TO THE DUNK TANK.

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Posted by polobear52 on 09/11/2009 at 6:14 AM
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