51: It’s a Wrap

51: It’s a Wrap

Take a walk in the lives of people who live, breathe, and sleep the fair industry. Today we are going to spend quality time with people who have insight from fair managing, food vending, and performing arts. Tune into your Tailgate Entertainers last episode for the...
50: Kids in the Biz

50: Kids in the Biz

As important as the food vendors and the rides are, the fair business wouldn’t be the same without the kids involved. Not only do the children’s high spirits create the atmosphere, but their hard work and tenacity and an integral part of the structure of the fair. Not...
49: Foodies – Kim Barr & Daryl Whicheloe

49: Foodies – Kim Barr & Daryl Whicheloe

You could operate a fair without a carnival, it might be less fun, but it is achievable. You could probably also run a fair without entertainment, but it isn’t advised. What you couldn’t host a fair without, is food vendors. Food vendors are the anchor of the fair....
48: Elisa Hays – Connecting with the Heart

48: Elisa Hays – Connecting with the Heart

Pain and suffering are always topics pushed under the rug, but what people have failed to inform you is, oblivion is not bliss. Today we are going to sweep it all out from under the rug and hit the topics that are, more often than not, avoided. Feelings of...
46: Balloonacy with Dennis Forel

46: Balloonacy with Dennis Forel

Time, money, travel, and experiences are all a few things we have in common. In the fair industry, it takes a lot of investment in all of the following. But, a few special things about our guest today is his constant great spirits, his classy behavior, enthusiasm in...
45: Evacuation Centers for Lake Oroville Dam

45: Evacuation Centers for Lake Oroville Dam

Today’s episode is different than our normal episodes. We have so many friends in California that are being affected by the evacuations for the Lake Oroville Dam, and the Fair Industry as a whole is stepping up to the plate to offer help. Today Alan talks with 3...
44: Remedy for Hate

44: Remedy for Hate

With everything that’s been going on in today’s media, it’s easy to feel bombarded by the hate and negativity. It’s hard to say whether this is a new conflict, or if we’re simply becoming more in tune to the situation. Join your tailgate entertainer, Alan Bruess, on...
43: The Talent Behind the Talent with Jerry Ross

43: The Talent Behind the Talent with Jerry Ross

Today, we are going to take a look at a new and exciting angle of the fair industry. We’ve ventured through many different aspects of vendors, managers, and various performing artists. Today, we are going to take a walk in the shoes of the person who finds all the...
42: A Class Act – Chris Whatley

42: A Class Act – Chris Whatley

Just like every other industry, the fair industry is all about connections. But, the special thing about this industry is that everyone is willing to support and help one another. Now, who doesn’t want to participate in that?    Today we are going to listen to and...