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Hosts
Radio:
Jack Bailey
Jack Barry
Peter Donald
Win Elliott
Television:
Bert Parks
Substitute Hosts
Keefe Brasselle
Danny Dayton
Pat Harrington Jr.
Announcers
Radio:
Larry Keating
Dan "Danny" Seymour
Lee Vines
Television:
Kenny Williams
Broadcast
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Blue Network (Weekly): 7/10/1945 – 11/27/1945
CBS Radio (Weekly): 12/8/1945 – 5/1/1950
NBC Daytime: 9/22/1958 – 9/25/1959
Packager
Gale-Gernannt Productions

County Fair was a short-lived daytime game show filled with music and variety.

Gameplay

An entire studio was converted into a carnival-like setting for this audience participation show. The host was the "fairground impresario", and the announcer was the Barker.

The studio resembled a theater-in-the-round. The contestants competed in various stunts, skits, games, and contests. They would find everything, from a dart game, to apple-ucking and a wheel of fortune. One of the regular stunts in the television version was called "Punch Your Way Out of a Paper Bag". In this stunt contestants and guest celebrities tried to punch their way out of an eight-foot-high paper bag, with success awarding a jackpot prize (this was only accomplished twice in the show's whole run).

On the April 7, 1959 episode, contestant Manfred Weber was burned when a firecracker exploded in his lap and he was covered in flour, which ignited.[1]

Taping Location

New York City, NY

References

  1. Slansky, Paul. "We Will have these Moments to Remember." Film Comment, vol. 15, no. 4, 1979, pp. 10-11,80. via ProQuest
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