Welcome to Redbox on the Road!

by | Aug 9th, 2010 | 8:57AM | Filed under: Redbox Insider, Redbox On The Road, Updates from the Road

Welcome to Redbox on the Road, a video and content exploration of the redbox community across America. My partner-in-crime Jaime and I are producing and directing The State Fair Project, while also taking time to learn how people use and connect with the phenomenon that is redbox.

This is by no means a carefully planned operation. We’re winging it as we go, which means we can only guarantee irreverence and unpredictability. That said, a few things you can expect to see from us as we travel to state fairs around the US:

  • Interviews with redbox customers at state fairs and at redbox kiosks.
  • Opportunities to meet us at random redbox locations and win free rentals.
  • Searing insight into movies and how they relate to life. *
  • Video clips showcasing Jaime’s useless film school education.

Reasons you should probably check in every day to see what’s up in our world:

  • You’re bored at work and need something worthy of your world-class procrastination techniques.
  • You want free stuff and you’re hoping we might give it to you.
  • You’re a big fan of state fairs and you can’t make it through the day without knowing the latest food that’s being fried.
  • You know we’re already sick of traveling with just each other and would much rather hear from you.

By the way, we’re totally open to suggestions, so feel free to comment on when and where you’d like us to be. Check out our itinerary in the sidebar before commenting however, because it’s probably unlikely that we’ll come to Oregon if we’re already in Iowa. That said, we’re traveling for the next few months, which means we’re visiting even more places than are listed on the site today. Lucky you!

*Intentionally exaggerated in order to make us look THAT.MUCH.COOLER.

17 Responses to “Welcome to Redbox on the Road!”

  1. Rebecca
    Posted on August 12, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    You should go to the Minnesota State Fair on Labor Day weekend! That’s when I’m gonna be there!

  2. Heather
    Posted on August 12, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    You should come to the Kansas State Fair! It’s in the general area of where you’re traveling already AND it’s Sept 10th-13th I believe. This should fit your itinerary well!

  3. Isabella
    Posted on August 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Come to Jacksonville, Florida!! We are huge Redbox fans over here! Our fair starts November 3rd. Have fun & be safe!!

  4. Rebecca
    Posted on August 12, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    The Minnesota State Fair starts August 26th, and goes until Labor day, September 6th.

  5. Dawn
    Posted on August 12, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Iowa State Fair just started today. It is voted by USA Today as one of the Top Ten things to do in the Midwest.

  6. Paul
    Posted on August 12, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Come visit the Oklahoma State Fair (September 16 – 26, 2010)

  7. Brett
    Posted on August 12, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Wilson county fair in Lebanon, TN. Starts tomorrow.

  8. Jesi
    Posted on August 13, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Como visit Canovanas, Puerto Rico. The warm weather and the nice beaches will make this a wonderful place to visit, that’s for sure!

  9. Yanett Rodriguez
    Posted on August 13, 2010 at 11:49 am

    U guys should stop by Mcallen, Texas …..

  10. Jaime
    Posted on August 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    We’re actually visiting quite a few of the fairs that you mentioned: Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Kansas. Follow us on Twitter (@gotothefair) if you have any questions or suggestions. We’d love to meet you!

  11. Locke Peterseim
    Locke Peterseim
    Posted on August 13, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Jamie, if you guys are wandering around the Iowa State Fair near the Varied Industries Building, swing by the Kalona booth (Spaces 471-472/509-510) and see if my mom, Jan Peterseim, is around! :)

  12. Mary Santos
    Posted on August 15, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Come to the Mid South Fair @ Desoto Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi, September 24th. to October 3rd.

  13. Phyllis Harrell-Vaughn
    Posted on August 15, 2010 at 11:18 am

    You should come to North Carolina State Fair. Oct14-24th 2010. I and many others love REDBOX. It beats Netflix, and Blockbusters all together. Let us North Carolinians know if we will see you there. It’s not that for from Kentucky

  14. sherri federovitch
    Posted on August 17, 2010 at 6:40 am


  15. sherri federovitch
    Posted on August 17, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Did i mention I go to redbox everynight for a movie or two… Thank God hey come out with new movies every Tuesday! I honestly can say I’ve seen over half of the movies that are in our Redbox here in Pennsylvania. There is always a line to get them too. Recently they did speed up the system so now it’s alot quicker.
    Faster service = More service

  16. Leah H
    Posted on August 18, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    The New Mexico State Fair!!

    It runs this year from September 10th through the 26th, so there’s plenty of time for you to come visit :)