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Goodbye, Fair!

Goodbye, Fair!

By on 10 October, 2018 in City Living, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We went to the Alabama National Fair in 2013 and wrote it up for Midtown Montgomery Living. It’s such a colorful and visually interesting experience, we even devoted another whole post to photos, including some gems from the Ferris Wheel and some of the Frisbee dogs. We went again last year, framing our post as […]

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Monster Jam at Garrett Coliseum

Monster Jam at Garrett Coliseum

By on 19 December, 2016 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Friday night we went to see monster trucks at historic Garrett Coliseum. Neither of us had ever seen a live show of this particular kind before, so we weren’t sure quite what to expect — except that maybe it might be loud, gratuitous and spectacular. The hordes of children racing in with us from the […]

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WWE at Garrett Coliseum

WWE at Garrett Coliseum

By on 15 January, 2016 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

I know it’s not the greatest photograph, but let me just say that it’s hard to adjust a phone camera’s light levels, zoom and focus when the WWE heavyweight champion is brandishing the glinting title belt before a match. The important thing is that there’s a gigantic man (in this case, Roman Reigns) holding a […]

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At The Dog Show

At The Dog Show

By on 6 November, 2015 in Carole King, Pets with 0 Comments

As all of our traditional holiday events start cranking up, some of my favorite happenings are the bi-annual dog shows at Garrett Coliseum. This year, the events will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21-22. The Saturday show is sponsored by the local Montgomery Kennel Club, and the Cahaba Valley Kennel Club from Birmingham will host […]

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Alabama National Fair: Missing photos! Revealed!

Alabama National Fair: Missing photos! Revealed!

By on 21 October, 2013 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We were like children when the Alabama National Fair came to town a few weeks back (Warning: Clicking that link opens the official website of the fair, but also causes a crazy song to play. You’ve been warned.) Evidently, we were not the only ones. Attendance for the fair was up over 20 percent this […]

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Alabama National Fair

Alabama National Fair

A lot of prose has been devoted over the years to talking about the annual county fair as some great symbol of autumn, waxing poetic about the waxing harvest moon, and considerable carrying on about agricultural festivals, celebrating the start of the march into winter. While all of that is great in its own cliched […]

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Summer Shovin’ – River Region Roller Derby

Summer Shovin’ – River Region Roller Derby

By on 18 June, 2012 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 3 Comments

It was our first roller derby. It was a Saturday evening, and for $10 each, we found ourselves watching two teams of women skating around a small track on a concrete floor, cheering wildly for our hometown team, even though we barely understood the rules of the competition. It was anarchic, edgy and, above all, […]

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