Latest Fairs and festivals News

3 wounded in shooting at amusement park near Pittsburgh

Sep. 25, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

West Mifflin, Pa. (AP) — Three people, including two teenagers, were wounded by gunfire late Saturday at an amusement park southeast of Pittsburgh, which was kicking off a Halloween-themed festival. Allegheny County police said a 39-year-old man and two 15-year-old boys sustained...

AP PHOTOS: Roman era brought to life at Romanian festival

Sep. 25, 2022 02:39 AM EDT

RESCA, Romania (AP) — The clatter of shields and battle cries filled the misty air as warriors lifted their swords. Nearby, gladiators fought each other for their lives. A festival that featured historic reenactments brought the ancient Roman era back to life this month near a...

California governor urges overhaul of Democrats' strategy

Sep. 24, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom called for an overhaul of Democrats' political strategy on Saturday, saying the party is “getting crushed” by Republicans in part because they are too timid, often forced to play defense while Republicans “dominate with illusion.” ...

Classic movie has town busting out changes to lewdness law

Sep. 24, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Denver suburb's plan to show a nearly 50-year-old movie at its arts center has officials scrambling to revamp the town's indecency laws. The Denver Post reports the city of Parker plans to show the 1975 cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” at the...

Norway: 2nd suspect sought in Pride festival shootings

Sep. 23, 2022 06:53 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities in Norway are seeking a second suspect in a deadly shooting attack during the Norwegian capital's annual LGBTQ Pride festival, police said Friday. A 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran was arrested after the June shootings in...

It's tapped: Germany's Oktoberfest opens after 2-year hiatus

Sep. 17, 2022 07:01 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — The beer is flowing at Munich's world-famous Oktoberfest for the first time since 2019. With three knocks of a hammer and the traditional cry of “O'zapft is” — “It's tapped” — Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg at noon on Saturday,...

From house dances to Grammys, zydeco is rooted in Louisiana

Sep. 17, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Lena Charles grew up in Opelousas hearing the rhythmic tunes of zydeco, a genre of music that became a big part of her life from a very young age. The unique mixture of rhythm and blues, soul, Cajun, and Creole music, born in the living rooms and back roads...

Old Spanish festival ends without gore, but bull still dies

Sep. 13, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

TORDESILLAS, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of people took part Tuesday in a centuries-old Spanish bull-chasing festival, but under orders once again that the animal — which is eventually killed in any case — should not be harmed with spears or darts. The Toro de La Vega (The Bull in...

Hatch woman, son facing fraud charges over fake parking fees

Sep. 11, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

HATCH, N.M. (AP) — A woman and her son are facing fraud charges for an alleged parking scheme outside the annual Hatch Chile Festival earlier this month, according to authorities. Hatch Police said 68-year-old Celeste Zimmerman and 31-year-old Raymond Swingle allegedly collected...

Political pressure over 'Drag Kids' event rocks Boise Pride

Sep. 10, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — When Joseph Kibbe attended the first Boise Pride Festival in 1989, he and about two dozen other participants wore paper bags over their heads to hide their faces from potentially violent onlookers. At the first festival parade two years later, Kibbe and his...