Tales From the Crib

Tales From the Crib: Kansas State Fair’s “Sunflower Shake”

Kansas State Fair took part in the “Harlem Shake” fad.

The fair posted a video this morning showing employee Denny Vick getting out of state fair tram in the fair’s Expo Center show ring. He begins dancing and soon is joined by other fair staff. They called it the Sunflower Shake.

I am disappointed that I didn’t see Fair Manager Denny Stoecklein in the video, although he might be hiding in the background. Assistant Fair Manager Lori Mulch Hart is posing as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

The video ends with the maintenance crew continuing to “sweep up the mess” and the Oz characters holding the number “100.”

The fair will celebrate its 100th birthday this year. You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who loves the fair more than me. I did cover the fair one week after giving birth to little Jordie, who attended her first fair in 2011 at 10 days old.

I rode the zip line, too.

-Amy Bickel, Tales From the Crib

Check out more of Amy’s work here.


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