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The Fairs, Festivals, & Carnivals Podcast
57 minutes | Nov 24, 2017
Episode 4: Looking Back, Giving Thanks, & Wrapping Up
Christie joins Zach and Matt in studio for a recap episode looking back on the 2017 State Fair of Texas. The gang has a candid chat with Senior VP of Food, Beverage, & Retail C.D. Risinger about managing the Fair during a near record-breaking year (and his brief involvement in the invention of the Lemon Chill) before waxing nostalgic with fellow Queen of the State Fair (and Christie's sister) Johnna McKee about what it's been like growing up with the next year's Fair always on the horizon.
42 minutes | Oct 20, 2017
Episode 3: Talking Turkey, Southern Comfort, and Deep Fried Grilled Cheese
Christie and Zach head back to the fairgrounds for the final week of 2017's State Fair of Texas to talk about this year's turnout with State Fair President Mitchell Glieber, chat about Fine Fair Dining with Chef Cassy Jones, and Christi reveals her coveted Deep Fried Grilled Cheese recipe for listeners hungry for fair food.
43 minutes | Oct 13, 2017
Episode 2: The Original Fernie and Concession Direction
Christi invites her mother, Wanda "Fernie" Winters, on to the show to talk about bringing the original Funnel Cakes to the State Fair of Texas and play a round of Deep-Fried Trivia before sitting down with the State Fair Director of Food and Beverage Melanie Linnear to talk about food, fun, and the challenges she faces as the Concession Queen of the biggest State Fair in the country.
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