Monday, September 16, 2013

Playing a Piece of History

Sunday night my Mom brought her Uncle Ern's Gibson guitar over for us to play.  We had heard about this guitar for years and never seen it so it felt like Christmas morning to play it.  The sound was seriously amazing.  We were literally playing a piece of history.  We played "You Are My Sunshine" for my Mum because it's one of the songs she remembers Uncle Ern playing on this very guitar. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Awesome Guy From West Jordan!

The Entertainment Director at Utah State Fair forwarded this letter to me.  It just made my day!  So, thank you awesome guy from West Jordan for taking the time to put it in writing!  (names have been changed because the internet can be sketchy sometimes, although we, of course are not) 

(Utah State Fair),
Please forward this to the entertainment selection committee:
My Wife and I thought The Linfords on the Gazebo Stage were the best act in the Fair (and we saw some good acts)!  Their delightful singing and guitar skills were a big surprise.  Please bring The Linfords back again.
And thanks for a fun-filled day!
(Awesome Guy From)
West Jordan 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Last Fair of 2013

Cal and Ted are going to take a little respite from our "real jobs" cutting meat and do what we really love for one last fair.  We'll be at the Utah State Fair Park in Salt Lake City, UT, one day only so we hope to see all our friends and family out there.  Last year was awesome and it was so fun to see all of you.   Below is the gigantic post from the Utah State Fair website with the details of the day. 

You don't want to miss out on your last chance at a moment like this! 

Utah State Fair Schedule ~ Monday, Sept. 9

Monday, September 9


Family Value Day ~ Compliments of 2 News
Child & Youth, 12 and Under . . . . FREE
Adults, ages 13+ . . . . $7.00
Purchase one All-You-Can-Ride Carnival Wristband at regular price and receive a second wristband FREE
Agriculture, Horticulture & Floriculture Exhibits (Agriculture Bldg)
"Be Ready Utah" Display (South of Grand Bldg)
Clowns, Magicians, Jugglers and Strolling Acts
Commercial Exhibits
Cooking Demonstrations (Zion Bldg)
County Booth Displays (Heritage Bldg)
Creative Art Exhibits (Promontory Hall)
Dairy Council of Utah Ice Cream Festival (Specialty Tent - begins at 3:00 pm)
Dairy Farmers of Utah Butter Cow Sculpture (Promontory Hall)
Demo - Origami - Ginger Brakke - 5:00-8:00 pm (Creative Arts/Promontory Hall)
Demos - Bobbin Lace, Embroidery, Hand Spinning, Tatting (Home Arts/Zion Bldg)
Fine Art Exhibits (Bonneville Bldg)
Floriculture Exhibits (Heritage Bldg)
Giant Yellow Slide (West end of Fairpark)
Home Art Exhibits (Zion Bldg)
Little Hands on the Farm - open until 8:00 pm (West of Arena)
Mighty Thomas Carnival
Photography Exhibits (Grand Bldg - Upstairs)
Ranch Sorting Competition (Arena)
Utah's Own Food Court (North Food Court)
Wildlife Building - fishing pond open 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wizards Challenge Exhibit (Pioneer Bldg)
Working Artists - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm - Ian Ramsey, watercolor / 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Al Rounds, watercolor (Fine Arts/Bonneville Bldg)
10:00 amChristopher Fair - Magic With A Flair (Walk Around )
10:30 amGreat American Duck Race (South of Grand Building)
 4-H Demo (South Plaza Stage)
 Eric Haines - One Man Band (Walk Around)
11:00 am
Judging - Dairy Cattle, Holstein/Jersey/Other Recognized Breeds (Showring)
 Karen Quest - Strolling Stilt Character (Walk Around)
11:30 amPaul Bunyan Lumber Jack Show (East Lawn)
 Tiny the Clown (Walk Around Entertainment)


12:00 pmRandy Cabral (Gazebo Stage)
 The Bubble Show (Walk Around Entertainment)
12:30 pmGT Coop - Golden Oldies (South Plaza Stage)
1:00 pmFreddy Fusion Science Magic Show (Gazebo Stage)
 PORK Demo (Zion Building)
1:30 pmGreat American Duck Race (South of Grand Building)
2:00 pmThe Linfords (Gazebo Stage)
 Justin Carter - pop music (South Plaza Stage)
 Goat Milk Ice Cream Demo (Zion Building)
 The Bubble Show (Walk Around Entertainment)
3:00 pmPaul Bunyan Lumberjack Show (East Lawn)
 Michelle O'Connell Studios - vocal students (South Plaza)
 Richards Round Up Barbeque Sauce Demo (Zion Building)
 Karen Quest - Strolling Stilt Character (Walk Around)
 Bobber the Clown (Walk Around Entertainment)
3:30 pmRandy Cabral (Gazebo Stage)
 Great American Duck Race (South of Grand Building)
4:00 pmEric Haines - One Man Band (Walk Around)
 Judging - Sheep, Columbia (Showring)
 Mama Africa Demo (Zion Building)
4:30 pmFreddy Fusion Science Magic Show (Gazebo Stage)
5:00 pmJudging - Sheep, Rambouillet (Showring)
5:30 pmThe Linfords (Gazebo Stage)
 Great American Duck Races (South of Grand Building)
The Bubble Show (Walk Around Entertainment)
6:00 pm
Judging - Sheep, Corriedale (Showring)
 Keebler Cracker Stacking Family Fun Contest - registration (South Plaza Stage)
6:30 pmPaul Bunyan Lumberjack Show (East Lawn)
 Keebler Cracker Stacking Family Fun Contest (South Plaza Stage)
 Sammy T Clown (Walk Around Entertainment)
7:00 pmJudging - Sheep, Other Recognized Wool Breeds (Showring)
 Karen Quest - Strolling Stilt Character (Walk Around)
Randy Cabral (Gazebo Stage)
7:30 pmBRIDGIT MENDLER / youth/pop - $27 day of show, reserved seats (Grandstand)
 Slim Chance & His Psychobilly Playboys - western rock music (South Plaza Stage)
 Great American Duck Race (South of Grand Building)
 Eric Haines - One Man Band (Walk Around)
8:00 pm
Freddy Fusion Science Magic Show (Gazebo Stage)
9:00 pmThe Linfords (Gazebo Stage)
 Jackwagon! - rock music (South Plaza Stage)