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Lucas County Fair 2017

Hold on to your Cowboy hats Peeps! The Lucas County Fair has worked overtime to get first class entertainment:
Tuesday - A DJ
Wednesday - Johnny Rodriguez (as seen anywhere and everywhere in toledo)
Thursday - Rodney Parker ?
Friday - Distant Cousinz
Saturday - Sugar Pax

This is the 159th fair. Maybe they should leave it at that.

created by Molsonator on Jul 10, 2017 at 06:34:26 pm     Comments: 15

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Ouch

posted by upso on Jul 10, 2017 at 07:28:05 pm     #  

Rodney Parker really bugs me. That accent of his, I believe is fake. If not he overplays it. His band is good though.

posted by TrilbyGuy on Jul 10, 2017 at 07:43:23 pm     #  

Also, the link on the Fair ad on WTOL.com is broke and takes you to an error page. When you do find the website it is really bad - not yet fully developed, dark, mis-spellings, text runs off the page and it doesn't line up on my phone.

www.lcfair.co

posted by Molsonator on Jul 10, 2017 at 07:45:19 pm     #  

"... text runs off the page ..."

I don't see any content on my phone.

But then again, I run with JavaScript disabled.

posted by jr on Jul 10, 2017 at 11:42:56 pm     #  

The fair circuit isn't what it used to be. There are too many venues paying acts better money than a county fair can anymore.

Look at the lineup at Centennial Terrace this summer. Tesla. Ann Wilson. Even 1964 "The Tribute". All county fair level acts by standard 15 -20 years ago. But now they get more cash and usually better shows playing at venues like CT.

Plus add on that, at least in my experience, County Fair personnel have absolutely no idea what they're getting into when they do concert promotion. That is always been a problem... And acts don't have to put up with it anymore.

posted by oldhometown on Jul 11, 2017 at 12:13:48 am     #   1 person liked this

Look around the NW Ohio/SE Michigan area.....everyone has better entertainment than the Lucas County Fair. LCF is a joke that the status quo is accepted year after year

posted by Hoops on Jul 11, 2017 at 07:30:27 am     #   1 person liked this

Well at least they still have the corn hole tournament and goat roping contest right ???

posted by Wydowmaker on Jul 11, 2017 at 12:07:49 pm     #   1 person liked this

Be very careful discussing those two topics in the same sentence............

posted by Foodie on Jul 11, 2017 at 12:49:37 pm     #   3 people liked this

Hoops posted at 07:30:27 AM on Jul 11, 2017:

Look around the NW Ohio/SE Michigan area.....everyone has better entertainment than the Lucas County Fair. LCF is a joke that the status quo is accepted year after year

Yeah. We could have had Three Dog Night or Survivor.

posted by justread on Jul 11, 2017 at 12:51:39 pm     #   1 person liked this

Instead we get Martini & Nuzzi's house band. Yea.

posted by Molsonator on Jul 11, 2017 at 02:41:56 pm     #   3 people liked this

The fair circuit isn't what it used to be. There are too many venues paying acts better money than a county fair can anymore.

How far back are you going? 1953?

If the LCF added gambling, a burlesque tent, and all the beer you can drink, they might have something. Put in the good old carny midway, and give anyone who gets into a fight a three minute ride in The Zipper, and you've got yourself a show.

posted by madjack on Jul 11, 2017 at 05:16:19 pm     #  

The Zipper. Where you throw out, not up!

posted by Molsonator on Jul 11, 2017 at 05:28:07 pm     #  

There were more cars at Shawn's Irish Tavern then there was at the fair tonight.

posted by Molsonator on Jul 13, 2017 at 07:15:05 pm     #  

There is something beautiful and pure about mixing the was/were verb tenses when talking about a county fair. It turns everybody into Tow Mater. :D

Was you all down at the fair long?

posted by justread on Jul 13, 2017 at 07:43:37 pm     #  

I'm still mad I didn't win the oversized stuffed alien.

posted by Molsonator on Jul 13, 2017 at 08:24:46 pm     #