Looking for something to do at your client site? – Check out the State or County Fair!


This time of year you’ll start seeing the signs for local State and County Fairs.  What better way to try some local foods and do something different while on the road.  I’ve been to fairs all over the country.  They have one thing in common, lot’s of strange food options.  I remember the Krispy Creme donuts being used as hamburger buns that were dipped in breading and deep fried in MA.  Or how about the famous chocolate covered bacon in Wisconsin.  Popcorn crawfish in Breaux Bridge and chicken on a stick in San Diego.  I know there are some healthy options at these events, but I’m here for the fried dough and space ice cream!

Besides the food there are always shows and exhibits.  Where else are you going to see a 10 foot butter sculpture or a 3 ton pumpkin?  I always like seeing the local farm animals…except for the pigs.  Why anyone would want to go see a building filled with pigs is beyond me…but hey, this is about doing something different here.  Concerts can be fun, and some fairs even get superstar headliners like Debbie Gibson and Tiffany together in one show!

Grab some colleagues and take them on a roller coaster ride or compete in the squirt gun race.  The midway is probably the most popular section of any fair.  Some of the State Fairs go all out on these things.  I myself, after reading http://www.rideaccidents.com, prefer to watch…especially after eating that lamb gyro with a white zinfandel frozen wine spritzer.

Here are some listings of local fairs in your client town:

Alabama State Fair
October 22-November 4, 2012

Arkansas State Fair

October 12 – 21, 2012

Georgia/Carolina State Fair
October, 2012

Kansas State Fair
September 7 – 16, 2012

Louisiana State Fair
October 25 – November 4, 2012

Massachusetts State Fair
September 14 – September 30, 2012

Mississippi State Fair
October 3 – 14, 2012

New Mexico State Fair
September 11 – 23, 2012

North Carolina State Fair
October 11 – 21, 2012

Oklahoma State Fair
September 13 – 23, 2012

Pennsylvania Fairs
Multiple Dates, 2012

South Carolina State Fair
October 10 – 21, 2012

Tennessee State Fair
September 7 – 16, 2012

Texas State Fair
September 28 – October 21, 2012

Utah State Fair
September 6 – 16, 2012

Virginia State Fair
September 27 – October 7, 2012

Washington State Fair
September 7 – September 23, 2012

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