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10/1/09

Sideshow offers fairgoers weird, odd attractions

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - This year the fair has some unusual guests. It's their first stop in Lubbock and they're drawing in all types of crowds. 

There are only four traveling big banner sideshows left in the U.S., and the biggest one made a stop here at the South Plains Fair. There are over 45 attractions once you enter the gates and, once inside, there's no turning back.

It's full of all sorts of strange things, but we won't show you because we wouldn't want to spoil the surprise. "Everything, everything in there's weird. I'm not sure it's even real," says fairgoer, Mark Hindman.

But there's no doubt some are real, because they're still alive. The main attraction is Daisy the two nosed cow. There's also Laverne, the 5 legged lamb and Sonny the six legged steer. But there's also a two legged man who likes to play with fire.

Flamo also eats fire among other things. "It looked dangerous so I decided well I'm going to learn that and I learned that it was dangerous. I got burned a lot," adds Flamo.

Flamo has been traveling with circuses and sideshows for 12 years. But one thing is for sure, he won't be the strangest thing you'll encounter when you enter that tent.

The fair will be open Friday from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until midnight. Admission is $7 for adults 13 and over and $2 for children 12 and under. Parking is $3.

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10/1/09
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Though fun - enjoying the fair can quickly turn expensive.  But there are plenty of free options out here, and many other ways to save money.

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