MOBILE, Alabama (WALA) - GREATER GULF STATE FAIR COMING
With dozens of rides, numerous food vendors, and a menagerie of animals, setting up the Greater Gulf State Fair is an enormous task, and it has to be done quickly. That's because the fair opens this Friday.
For nearly 60 years, the Greater Gulf State Fair has been going strong in Mobile. Over time, the fair has grown, but the time they get to set it up hasn't.
"We basically build a city out here in a week, and it's amazing to watch it happen," director Billie Blackwell told FOX10.
RIDES, MUSIC, & FOOD
That city will have dozens of carnival rides to take you for a spin, music from national acts, and then there's the food. Favorites like gyros, corn dogs, chicken-on-a-stick, pretzels, and the sticky classic funnel cakes.
Even though there are a lot of fun rides and great food, the fair's main focus continues to be agriculture. The ag exhibits bring the local flavor to the fair with a petting zoo, livestock shows, and area kids showing off their gardening skills.
Penny Smith with Junior Master Gardeners explained what some of her kids will displaying.
"It's a hands-on experience and the kids want to share that with the public. That it really is not that difficult to grow fruit and vegetables in your own backyard," she explained.
With so much to see and do over 10 days, you may want to come back more than once. But that's okay, because the only thing that doesn't change is the price.
"This year, as we did last year, our prices are the same," Blackwell said. "Nothing's been raised. The carnival has kept the ride prices the same, so we're trying to make it affordable for the whole family."
Not a bad deal for whole lot of fun.
You can get your tickets at a discount by buying them before the fair opens. To see fair times, concert schedule and to buy tickets, click here.
In a move intended to persuade Creola residents not to annex into Saraland, the Satsuma City School board considers offering free tuition.
A Mobile County Commissioner traveled to Germany to meet with suppliers for Airbus, which is building an assembly facility in Mobile.
Florida State's Jameis Winston, Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Alabama's AJ McCarron, Auburn's Tre Mason and Boston College's Andre Williams are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy.
According to authorities, a man suspected of firing a shot that missed a 6-year-old and 8-year-old sitting in the backseat of a car Saturday, November 30, has been arrested.
Robertsdale police say 23 year old William Sikora was struck at the intersection of Milwaukee Street and Hammond Street around 6 p.m. by Leonard Starke, who was allegedly fled the scene and was later arrested at a home in Summerdale.
On Friday, December 6 members of Homeowners Hurricane Insurance Initiative (HHII) met with members of the Alabama Legislature and Baldwin County officials to voice their concern over just released Clarity Law data.