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Family Fun at your State Fair

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"Our State Fair is a Great State Fair."
   -- Rodgers And Hammerstein


It’s Blue Ribbon excitement at the Iowa State Fair – the nation’s biggest, oldest, and greatest! From August 8th to the 18th, join more than a million exhibitors and visitors at the historic 400-acre fair grounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Thrill your way through countless midway rides and games, cheer to the tractor pulls and rodeos, and stomp your feet to the beat of live rock, country, and bluegrass music. Then pause for a stroll through the many exhibit halls with home, garden, cooking, food, art and craft, and agricultural and educational displays. The kids will love the livestock barns – getting up close to cows, calves, pigs, sheep, and chickens. Look for the 4-H blue ribbon winners. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll find oodles of food booths with your favorite treats for sale.

This is just one of many State Fairs celebrated across the country. All offering loads of entertainment!

Make it a family tradition and head off to a State Fair near you - many celebrated far into the fall season.


California State Fair
July 8-24

North Dakota State Fair
July 22-

Ohio State Fair
July 27 - August 7

Montana State Fair
July 29 - August 6

Maine State Fair
July 29 - August 7

Wisconsin State Fair
August 4-14

Indiana State Fair
August 5-21

Iowa State Fair
August 11-21

Missouri State Fair
August 11-21

Illinois State Fair
August 11-21

Wyoming State Fair
August 13-20

Kentucky State Fair
August 18-28

Minnesota State Fair
Aug 25 - Sept 5

South Dakota State Fair
Sept 1-5

New York State Fair
Aug 25 - Sept 5

Oregon State Fair
Aug 26 - Sept 5

Colorado State Fair
Aug 28 - Sept 5

Utah State Fair
Sept 8-18

Kansas State Fair
Sept 9-18

Tennessee State Fair
Sept 9-18

Oklahoma State Fair
September 15-25

Central Washington State Fair
September 23 - October 2

New Mexico State Fair
September 8-18

State Fair of Virginia
Sept 23 - Oct 2

Texas State Fair
Sept 30 - Oct 23

North Carolina State Fair
Oct 13-23

Arizona State Fair
Oct 7-30

Louisiana State Fair
Oct 27 - Nov 13

Florida State Fair
February 9-20


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