- New Hampshire town celebrates notable '65 UFO sighting Updated: Sep-04-15 4:14 pm
EXETER, New Hampshire - They say a lightning strike started a fire in the Exeter, New Hampshire, town hall that caused the cancellation of a UFO festival the first year it was hosted by the local Kiwanis Club.
- Burning Man clamps down on 'plug-n-play' camps Updated: Sep-04-15 5:08 am
RENO, Nevada - Burners returning to the playa today may find a more egalitarian Black Rock City after last year's backlash over what some believe are violations of the 10 Burning Man principles.
- South Dakota State Fair kicks off in Huron Updated: Sep-03-15 6:43 am
HURON, South Dakota - The 2015 South Dakota State Fair kicks off Thursday and runs through Monday.
- Kansas State Fair searches for new general manager Updated: Sep-03-15 5:08 am
HUTCHINSON, Kansas - The Kansas State Fair has announced plans to begin reviewing applications for the fair's general manager position.
- Festival of laughter in western Michigan set for 6th season Updated: Sep-02-15 5:52 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - An annual festival of laughter in western Michigan is set for its sixth season.
- Gillibrand to speak to women's group at New York State Fair Updated: Sep-02-15 3:08 am
SYRACUSE, New York - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is visiting the New York State Fair.
- New York State Fair in running for best state fair Updated: Sep-02-15 3:08 am
SYRACUSE, New York - The Great New York State Fair is in the running for best state fair in the country in a reader's choice online contest.
- Free admission, coupons offered for South Dakota State Fair Updated: Sep-02-15 2:38 am
HURON, South Dakota - The state Department of Agriculture says there are plenty of ways to visit the South Dakota State Fair without taking a big hit in the wallet.
- Jackson police not planning to provide state fair security Updated: Sep-01-15 10:44 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Jackson Police Department officers won't help provide security on the state fairgrounds this year during the annual state fair. The reason: city budget cuts.
- Police: Maryland fair worker found dead in trailer Updated: Sep-01-15 7:40 am
TIMONIUM, Maryland - Police say a ride operator at the Maryland State Fair has been found dead in her trailer at the fairgrounds in Baltimore County.
- Prize-winning state fair steer to go to food bank Updated: Sep-01-15 5:38 am
SALEM, Oregon - Now that his stint at the Oregon State Fair is over, a prize-winning steer will soon be feeding the needy.
- Youth Outdoor Festival being held on Fairgrounds in Minot Updated: Sep-01-15 2:28 am
MINOT, North Dakota - The North Dakota Game and Fish Department, local wildlife clubs and others are sponsoring a Youth Outdoor Festival in Minot this week.
- 'Pigs in a blanket' chant at Minnesota Fair riles police Updated: Aug-31-15 5:41 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - An organizer behind the Black Lives Matter weekend march outside the Minnesota State Fair stood by the group's chant to fry police "like bacon," saying Monday that law enforcement officials are cherry-picking a 30-second chant to take issue with an otherwise peaceful protest.
- Minnesota State Fair officials suggest safety tips Updated: Aug-31-15 1:53 pm
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minnesota - Of the nearly 2 million people who will visit the Minnesota State Fair this year, a few thousand will wind up seeking help at first-aid stations.
- Swaziland's government says official crash death toll is 13 Updated: Aug-31-15 12:22 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The death toll from a road accident taking young women and girls to Swaziland's annual Reed Dance festival is 13, according to a government statement on Monday.
- State duck calling champion named at Gueydan festival Updated: Aug-31-15 7:38 am
GUEYDAN, Louisiana - The 24-year-old Lafayette native has won the Louisiana State Duck Calling Contest.
- Cake, cocktail win top food awards for State Fair of Texas Updated: Aug-31-15 7:34 am
DALLAS - A fancy carrot cake and a bacon-savory cocktail have won top food awards as vendors prepare for the 2015 State Fair of Texas.
- 'Year of Farmer' at state fair highlighted McClure's Orchard Updated: Aug-31-15 5:04 am
PERU, Indiana - For Alison McClure, attending the Indiana State Fair this year was kind of a surreal experience.
- Pantries benefit from Michigan fair livestock auctions Updated: Aug-31-15 4:17 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Thurl and Betty Hartman were elated when they won half a cow at the Kalkaska County Fair, but those hundreds of pounds won't end up packed away into the couple's home freezer.
- East Tennessee State hosting Native American Festival Updated: Aug-31-15 4:08 am
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee - East Tennessee State University is hosting a Native American Festival Weekend next month.
- Starting school later let Iowa families have more summer fun Updated: Aug-30-15 6:07 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A new law that prevented Iowa schools from starting before Aug. 23 helped boost crowds at the State Fair and other attractions this month.
- Nebraska patrol still developing community outreach policy Updated: Aug-30-15 5:37 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The new head of the Nebraska State Patrol is defending his proposed outreach program that would encourage on-duty troopers to attend county fairs, public celebrations, sporting events and church services.
- Bull gores 66-year-old man to death during Spanish festival Updated: Aug-30-15 2:46 pm
MADRID - A Spanish mayor says a man has died after being charged down and gored by a bull that was being herded into a northern village as part of annual celebrations to honor its patron saint.
- Fire lantern festival coming to Utah despite concerns Updated: Aug-30-15 11:56 am
SALT LAKE CITY - A traveling fire lantern festival is coming to Utah next month despite concerns from residents and some apprehension from the state fire marshal.
- Army, Air Guard offer simulators to NY State Fair visitors Updated: Aug-30-15 7:07 am
SYRACUSE, New York - Visitors to the New York State Fair will be able to get a feel for what it's like to drive an armored military vehicle and control a remotely piloted aircraft.