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State Fair Shtick

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State Fair Shtick

State Fair Shtick

State Fair Shtick

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Like itinerant salesmen of yore, legions of fast-talking pitchmen line the halls of American state fair grounds to sell their gadgets and doo-dads to a captive audience of fairgoers. Reporter Paul Ingles visited the New Mexico State Fair to learn how they do it.