Latest Fairs and festivals News

Legionnaires' disease found in person who didn't attend fair

Oct. 18, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Public health officials in North Carolina are reporting a case of Legionnaires' disease in a person who didn't attend the Mountain State Fair, but was at a building on the fair site. The state's Health and Human Services Department reports the person attended the Quilt Show at the...

Police: Gang member confesses in mass shooting at festival

Oct. 17, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 20-year-old gang member has confessed to being one of two shooters in a gunfight that turned a lively summer community festival in Brooklyn into a blood-drenched nightmare, police said Thursday. One person died and 11 were wounded when Kyle Williams and a second, yet-unidentified gunman...

Tulane plans big book festival between Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest

Oct. 17, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University has announced plans for a major book festival to be held annually between Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. The first New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University will be March 19-21, 2020. More than 40 authors have signed on so far, including journalist Malcolm Gladwell,...

The Latest: Police: Man confesses to Brooklyn mass shooting

Oct. 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a suspect in a mass shooting in New York City that left 1 person dead and 11 others wounded (all times local): 3:25 p.m. New York City police say a 20-year-old gang member has confessed to his involvement in a gun battle between rival groups that left one person...

State shuts down rides after child dies at festival

Oct. 17, 2019 5:59 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials have shut down an amusement ride and all other similar rides in New Jersey after a 10-year-old girl was thrown to her death from one at a festival over the weekend. The Community Affairs Department says inspectors have yet to determine what caused the incident on the...

Community grieves for girl who fell from festival ride, died

Oct. 15, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community left flowers and balloons and flew flags at half-staff in memory of a 10-year-old girl who died after plunging from a ride at a festival over the weekend. Hailey McMullen, of Deerfield Township, was ejected from a Wisdom Super Sizzler "Extreme" ride...

NC officials confirm 3rd death from Legionnaires' disease

Oct. 14, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials say a third person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease linked to a hot tub display at a fair. The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the third death to news outlets Monday. The department says 140 cases of Legionnaires' have...

10-year-old dies after being ejected from festival ride

Oct. 13, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl died after plunging from an amusement park ride at a harvest festival in southern New Jersey over the weekend, authorities said. Troopers were called to the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival in Cumberland County after the girl was "ejected" from a Wisdom Super...

New Hampshire fair season wraps up with Sandwich Fair

Oct. 13, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

SANDWICH, N.H. (AP) — Get your fried dough and Ferris wheel rides in while you can — New Hampshire's fair season is coming to an end. There are a dozen agriculture fairs held every summer and fall across New Hampshire, traditionally starting with the Stratham Fair in July and ending with the...

5 rappers removed from NYC festival at request of police

Oct. 12, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of a hip-hop festival taking place in New York this weekend said Saturday they have dropped five rappers from the lineup at the request of police. The New York Times reported that the performers were removed from the Rolling Loud festival after a New York Police Department...