One More Day
Tomorrow is May 1, twenty-five years to the day that the 1982 World’s Fair opened.
What’s Knoxville doing on May 1 to commemorate it?
Nothing. Well, except apparently a news conference on Tuesday to announce what they’re going to do.
The Knoxville News Sentinel and several of the local television stations have taken up some of the slack, however. On Sunday, the Sentinel published a special insert retrospective, with lots of detailed referenced material on their website. There’s not much on the TV station websites, though I’ve seen some things on the channels themselves. WBIR in particular will be running several special reports during the week, including Live at Five broadcasting from the Fair site Tuesday.
Hey! Petro’s is running a nice promotion, 2 “special sized” Petros for $2.00 in honor of the World’s Fair 25th Anniversary. As you can read here, Petro’s were first introduced at the Fair – in the little Fritos bags, filled with chili and cheese and other stuff. Good on ya, Petro’s!
I’m just happy for all the memories. What I’d like to do is try and post as many of my own personal recollections on this site during the next 6 months, as well as mention several events that occurred during the run. Any other stories anyone would like to submit would be welcome..
Entry filed under: Remembering the World's Fair.