Zack Fair, the founder and CEO of the ZZZZ carnival, is a man of many talents.
Born into a family of circus performers, Zack grew up on the streets of Detroit, but when he was 14 he joined the circus as a young boy and quickly made his mark on the business world.
Now a director and owner of the zackfair carnival in Washington, DC, Zack is also an avid musician and the co-founder of the New York-based music label ZZZZZ.
ZZZzz was born out of the frustration of the loss of the musical identity of the old zack carnival.
Now, with his latest venture, the zzzz, Zack aims to bring the zeitgeist of zackland to life in an immersive, magical environment.
Zzzz is a carnival of dreams, not only for its performers, but for the audience, too.
Through ZZZz, the zeiggeist of Zackland will be celebrated in the new year.
– Al Jazeera
The fairs oakes, a winter festival of song, dance and crafts in the scenic valley of the Great Smoky Mountains, is held in the spring and early summer months.
It is also the season for the fairs annual parades and fairs horse races, and its festival is known for its unique parade of musicians.
The Fair of Fair Oaks, which dates back to the 17th century, is an annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
It was the first annual fair in the United States to use the term “parade,” said Larry Korn, a spokesman for the Fair of Oaks.
In the 1950s, the Fair moved to its current location in Fairmont, but the fair is still held there, with the exception of the two annual parading days, said Korn.
Each year, the fair has thousands of vendors and a host of activities, including parades, music festivals, fair rides, a fair horse race and the fair’s fairgo, which is a horse-drawn carriage for horseback riding.
The Fair of Great Smokies is the oldest and largest of its kind in the world, according to its website.
During the parades of the past, people have stood on parade tracks, danced and even performed on horseback, said Tim Kocurek, a historian at the Fair, who also is the president of the Fair Horse Association of America.
The fairs horses are not allowed on parade ground, and the horses are required to be kept on a stable, he said.
Kocureck said he believes the fair was originally called the Valley Fair for its fair grass, which was originally a forest.
“The Fair was never intended to be a parade,” he said, adding that the fair had a very strong tradition of honoring Native Americans and Native American ceremonies, including the traditional Fair of Hibernation.
For the past three decades, Kocagek said, the festival has hosted events including the Fair Folk Parade, a parade of native American dance and song, the annual fairgo horse race, a music festival, fair parade, a festival of arts and crafts, and other events.
This year, more than 100,000 people attended the fair, and about 200 people have been killed in fires, he added.