Fairwatch for Aug. 11

August 11, 2012

The "Let's Go Fishing" game on the midway has a barrel full of Detroit Tigers balloon bats for prizes. Mix-up in shipping? Perhaps the Michigan State Fair is stuck with a batch of Missouri Tigers stuff. John Hansen

Walking by the Nissan display near the Mathewson center, their speakers were rocking with the Aerosmith classic "Walk This Way." I would think they would be more inclined to play something like "Drive My Car" by the Beatles a little better promotion for their product. Bob Satnan

Again this year, Mountjoy General Store near the Grandstand is providing a free koozie with every beverage purchase. The odd collection of promotional events on the freebies makes them worth a look. Bob Satnan

Rock-It the Robot cannot be missed. It's hard to avoid a 9-foot-tall blue-and-silver robot on his own scooter. When he stopped to entertain a crowd Saturday in front of the Conservation Building, he caught me taking photos and labeled me a member of the paparazzi. I can honestly say that was a first for me. If you see him on the fairgrounds, try to catch his act it certainly stands out. Bob Satnan