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No Fair But Fair Food Available

Mississippi Valley Fair

Even though the Mississippi Valley Fair was canceled this summer because of the pandemic, there's still a chance to get your fill of corn dogs, funnel cakes, and taffy. The Fair Food Fest will be held on the fairgrounds in Davenport Friday and Saturday.

Fair General Manager Shawn Loter says at least six vendors will set up and offer a variety of old favorites, including barbecue, chinese food, and pizza.

"I mean with everything going on, and I think people really, really miss it. And I think that people who would not normally go to the fair say you know what, let's go because there may not be a lot of people that they have to mess with, and they can drive right up, run in, grab some food, and take off."

The hours on Friday and Saturday will be 10 am to midnight, along with the usual weekend entertainment - bands, stock car races, and a demolition derby. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.