Here’s a recap of the past seventeen days of entertainment:
Natasha played opening night in the rain to faithful fans.
ESE President Wayne McCary behind the scenes with Danity Kane
The pop stars are one of the many groups and artists that will grace the stage during the Fair.
Still to perform this year are Sugarland, Fergie, Jordin Sparks,
LeAnn Rimes, Ashley Gearing, and Jason Aldean.
Who would you like to see come to The Big E?
Fair goers can find staff members and receive a free button, or take fate into their own hands and buy the button of their choice for only $0.50.
Why should anyone wear this button you might ask? Well I, along with the rest of the staff, get to go onto the fair grounds and hunt down button wearers to hand out prizes. It’s the best part of my job. Reactions vary, but most winners are so excited that they jump up and yell. One lady was so excited that she gave me, a complete stranger, a hug.
What can you win? We hand out cream puffs, Big E tickets, Rock Cats tickets, Dunkin Donuts gift cards, even Fergie tickets.....
The show provides continuous entertainment for fairgoers at the north end of the Avenue of States. Showtimes are Monday through Friday, noon, 3:30, and 7:30 p.m. with an additional 10:30 a.m. show Saturday and Sunday.
Fun Sea Lion Facts:
---A sea lion is a sea mammal from the pinipedia family meaning “fin foot”
---They are amphibious, meaning they can live in and out of the water
---A sea lion can swim up to 24mph
---They can stay underwater for 10 – 15 minutes without coming up for air
---They can dive as far as 1,300 ft into the water
---Sea lions have course outer hairs called guard hairs that keep the animal warm
Differences between a sea lion and a seal:
---Sea Lions have ears
---Sea Lions have much larger Flippers than seals
---Sea Lions can rotate their hips which allows them to walk on land