Final Drive Striker
Step right up, and get your team to the end zone with a mighty swing of the hammer. Picture the classic carnival game, high striker, but with a football field as the backdrop that the bell climbs up. The bell itself could even be shaped like a football.
The Mime Ref
Think you know your penalty signals? Try guessing them without hearing them announced. Yup, we’ll have a mime walk the grounds of the fair doing referee signals to anyone who thinks they can guess them. He’ll even be wearing vertical strips; AKA, a referee shirt. He’ll perform a variety of 3 signals to players. Get all 3 right, and you’ll win some State Fair swag.
The Foam Finger Fall of Fury
Think you can hang from a beam for :23 seconds? Try doing it while wearing foam fingers. And if you beat the clock without falling, you’ll get some awesome State Fair swag. We’ll have a ‘referee’ on standby with a stopwatch.
At these championship games, the only thing on a fan’s mind is that coveted ring. So we’ll give them a giant game of ring-on-a-string. The game itself would be about 10 ft tall, and the huge styrofoam ring will be larger-than-life — completely blinged out in “diamonds,” “gold,” and State’s logo. You have 3 tries to successfully swing the ring onto the hook.
The Fish Bowl
It’s not The Orange Bowl or The Rose Bowl, it’s The Fish Bowl — a mini football stadium packed with fishbowls that are full of Dr Pepper. Successfully toss a maroon ping-pong ball into a bowl, and you’ll win some Dr Pepper merch fit for a fan. Like any good carnival fishbowl game, the ping pong balls are only just able to fit into a bowl.