Summer just wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the state fair. There’s something about the combination of carnival rides, cotton candy, livestock competitions and pie eating contests that brings out the kid in us all. Plus, the state fair might be the only place where it’s acceptable to order your ice cream deep-fried. But while you can enjoy fun summertime traditions at every state fair in the country, a few of them stand out from the rest. So from funnel cakes to Ferris wheels, we’re counting down the top 10 state fairs in America. Scroll through the slideshow and start planning your next road trip to check out as many as you can.
10. Kentucky State Fair
Aug. 15-25, 2019
Taking place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, the Kentucky State Fair offers something for every type of visitor to enjoy. In addition to thrilling rides, agricultural exhibits and live entertainment, the fair features a variety of unique attractions; guests can visit the Gourmet Garden to see live cooking demonstrations by chefs and bakers from across the state, attend a canine talent show, or travel through all the counties in Kentucky without leaving the fair at the Pride of the Counties exhibit.