Rhode Island State Fair 2013

Rhode Island State Fair 2013 would be a great event, but unfortunately the state is one of only a few that have no official state fair.  Boo HIss!

The State Fair of Virginia filed for bankruptcy, ending 156 years of state fairing in Virginia.

But if Virginia does say goodbye to a State Fair for good, we won’t be the only state in the nation without one.

Rhode Island doesn’t have a state fair, nor does it seem it ever had one, relying instead on a county fairto fill in the gap.

Michigan lost its State Fair to bankruptcy a few years back but the Michigan State Fair is back and better than ever; Connecticut appears to have a livestock fair in lieu of a state one, and Pennsylvania considers the Farm Show its state fair.

Ironically, DC has a State Fair as does all of New England. So do Hawaii and Alaska.

So, really, it’s just Rhode Island and Michigan.

VA’s new tagline: Virginia, just like Rhode Island. Only bigger. Or not.

Update: Nevada lost its state fair almost one year to the day after Virginia lost its: March 8, 2011.

Events in Rhode Island

There is always something interesting to do and see in Rhode Island and not just in the summer. Special events, fairs, festivals, and concerts are happening year-round throughout the state.

You’ll enjoy world-famous music festivals.. fine seafood eateries and casual outdoor clambakes… triple-A baseball… Christmas pageants… the world’s largest collection of cookbooks… galleries and a distinguished art museum where students’ works hang next to those of the masters…dramatic, expansive gardens surrounding the countless great estates built during the nineteenth century… Narragansett Bay, one of the country’s great waterways…busy harbors filled with fishing boats… Warwick’s miracle mile of shopping.

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Providence Preforming Arts Center
October 1, 2013 – October 6, 2013
ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, begins its North American Tour in Providence on Tuesday, October 1st. Once…

To: Friday, August 16, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013

Summer Art Camp
Warwick Museum of Art
July 8, 2013 – August 16, 2013
Creative kids crave summer stimulation and that’s what they’ll get with art workshops like Improv Comedy, Make a Monster, Painting, Jewelry Making, Drawing, Cartooning — and more. Camp runs…
A Lively Discussion with the Masters

August 16, 2013
A LIVELY DISCUSSION WITH THE MASTERS Hear from the following masters: Nick Benson, Clint Clemens, Peter Diepenbrock, Howard Newman, Clark Poston, Benoit Rolland, and Didi Suydam. Moderated…

Family Fun Friday
Blithewold Mansion
August 16, 2013
Join us at Blithewold Mansion. Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch and enjoy the show! Activities include a live performance from 11:00 am to noon, a unique craft project each week, face painting…



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