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Will you attend a county or state fair this fall?

Fairs can be so much fun! Sure, they can be hot and crowded, but aren’t funnel cakes and hot dogs and baby goats and cows worth it? We think so! We think everyone should let out their inner child and go to a fair at least once a year, if they’re physically able.

Do you have plans to go to a state or county fair this fall? Or have you already been to one (or more) this summer? If so, leave a comment and tell us which you attended. And if you’re attending an upcoming fair, also leave a comment telling us which one. We’ll be at the Washington State Fair next month… see you there!

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Jeff Craig
1 month ago

Finally gonna ‘do the Puyallup’ for the first time in the 27 years we’ve lived here in Washington.

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Craig

‘Bout time, Jeff! When I was growing up in the ’50s and ’60s, our family went every year. Lots of fun! The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe is also good, and quite a bit closer for those who live north of Seattle. (I never did figure out why my folks chose to go all the way down to Puyallup from north of Seattle rather than the much-closer Evergreen Fair in Monroe.) Have fun, and eat some Fisher scones with raspberry jam for me. (They’re a fraction of the size they were when I was a kid, but still addictive!) 😀 –Diane

Barbara
1 month ago

Went to Iowa State fair this past week. Been going every year since 79. This year it was packed, Nothing better than camping at the fair.

John Koenig
1 month ago

Covid numbers are RISING; why would I want to expose myself to a likely Super Spreader event? Common sense about behavior during the pandemic certainly is NOT common. 🙁

Gary
1 month ago

My Corvette club usually does a day in the Classic Car Corral at the State Fair of Texas (“Howdy Folks”) in October. So 2 free tickets and a place to sit is nice…unless it rains, then it is a mud pit.

ROBIN Connell
1 month ago

We are planning to attend the Canfield Ohio County Fair for three days. It is one of the nation’s largest and oldest county fairs. As a former 4-H leader and parent to two children who showed hogs at our local county fairs and the Missouri Stare Fair for many years, fair-going is in my DNA! We will take our time, resting while watching a number of livestock judging events and then going “home” to our tt in a nearby Corps of Engineers campground each evening. Sure to be a fun time reliving the “good old days” of Fair Time.

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Rosalie Magistro
1 month ago

Unfortunately now a days they are a target rich environment,and most don’t allow concelaed carry.
A no for us.

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Tom
1 month ago

Why would need a concealed carry, oh that right your new leader Ron D says how safe they are, unless he is going to be at the event then not allowed.

Rosalie Magistro
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

Why .. because it’s my constitutional right to carry, my husband is a retired LEO and we both carry and there are a lot of crazy people out there. So it’s necessary all the time, he gets all 50 states, I get at least 38, and if we’re in a state that I can’t carry he carries 2. There’s no law saying he can’t arm, if needed.
Stop playing the political card.

B N S
1 month ago

Well Said, Rosalie!

Rosalie Magistro
1 month ago
Reply to  B N S

Thank you..

Scott
1 month ago

attending the NY State fair is good for the ego…wild life forms gathering all in one location provides endless entertainment for people watching. The true fair venues are terrific and fun to enjoy along with the variety of fair foods

Bob
1 month ago

NO, here in Boise, ID it is too hot with too many people and also too expensive!!!

Skip
1 month ago

Started showing in the very early 70s. Did the high school marching band in the parade as well in the late 60s riding the 4H float in the parade. We missed 20 and 21 but will partake the Deerfield Fair in Deerfield NH this year and maybe the Sandwich Fair in Sandwich NH. Love small country fairs. My children and grandchildren go each year. The smaller fairs on the east coast are nice and for the most part the locals from neighboring towns and lots of retirees. But it’s beautiful in the fair with nice weather. We’ve been in rain, Indian summer hot, snow. Part of country living.

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Jeanette Walker
1 month ago

Before full-timing we had a small farm with dairy goats and had a show string. We exhibited at about 30 open shows in the summer and at least 3 state fairs, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and occasionally Arkansas, Oklahoma and/or Texas. We also went to county fairs. We have been to several since we started full-time, including WA. The Oregon fair begins Aug. 28 in Salem. We usually see someone we know from our farm days even though in a different area of the country.

Tommy Molnar
1 month ago

After watching a bunch of the “Carnival Eats” shows, I will now say we may just attend one. 🙂

We used to attend the Kenosha County Fair in WS back in the early 60’s. As a testosterone loaded teenager, this was ALWAYS a fun event!

David Stansbury
1 month ago

Yup. Baxter County Fair, Mountain Home AR. Free admission tonight for seniors. For some reason they decided to have the county fair in the middle of summer instead of fall- like everyone else. The crops aren’t even in yet! How do you judge the agriculture stuff, etc,? Oh well…

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Donald N Wright
1 month ago

The State Fair of Texas, Used to have more exhibits, now everyone is selling stuff. It needs to have the “live birth” exhibit like the Michigan state fair had.

Bob M
1 month ago

Some fairs are getting more commercialized than being Ag fairs. Example Bloomsburg fair in Pa. It’s still the biggest and best Pa fair. Usually the last week in Sept.

M D-B
1 month ago

We were 4H leaders when the kids were small, 1987-1999 and they showed horses, lambs and poultry, many times to Grand Championships. We still always try to stop by every year and now I’m seeing the children of my 4H members competing. It’s wonderful.

Drew
1 month ago
Reply to  M D-B

This is a must see for me every year at the Ca. State Fair in Sacramento. All those proud kids and their animals- what a terrific experience!

Wayne
1 month ago

Fairs at one time was a personal favorite. In recent years certain demographics have decided to use fairs as their battle field. Shootings, knives and general brawls have become the norm. Undecided if we’ll go this year.

B N S
1 month ago
Reply to  Wayne

Well said, Wayne! My family and friends could not agree more with you..

Tom
1 month ago

They have lost their charm. Just another commercial venue.

Ed K
1 month ago

No, we don’t do crowds.

John R Wilkins
1 month ago

Probably not, but I’ve always wanted too. Hopefully we’ll get to do it next year. Has anyone taken RV road trips to follow state fairs one after another?

Bob p
1 month ago

No. My old knees won’t allow a lot of walking.

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