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Find Out When Your State Fair Is Happening This Year

Midway rides, concerts, tractor pulls, blue ribbons, fair food! It's time to pile the family into the car and head to the fair. Find out when and where your state fair is this year.

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Facebook/North Alabama State Fair

Alabama

Where: Birmingham
When: September 13 – 22, 2019
Learn more about the Alabama State Fair.

Thinking about entering your favorite recipe at the fair? This collection of blue ribbon-winning recipes will inspire you!

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Facebook/Alaska State Fair

Alaska

Where: Palmer
When: August 22 – September 3, 2019
Find out more about the Alaska State Fair.

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Facebook/Arizona State Fair

Arizona

Where: Phoenix
When: October 4 – 27, 2019
Visit the website for the Arizona State Fair.

Wondering what to eat when you get there? Here’s a list of the most popular fair treats in every state!

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CJRW/Ralph Eubanks

Arkansas

Where: Little Rock
When: October 11 – 20, 2019

Find out more about the Arkansas State Fair.

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castatefair.org

California

Where: Sacramento
When: July 12 – 28, 2019

Check out what’s happening at this year’s California State Fair.

Fairs are famous for the endless variety of foods on a stick, and that goes for pizza too!

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CO Dept. Of Agriculture

Colorado

Where: Pueblo
When: August 23 – September 2, 2019

See the events at Colorado’s State Fair this year.

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Durham Fair

Connecticut

Though Connecticut has no state fair, the Durham Fair is the oldest agricultural event there and is 100% volunteer run.
Where: Durham
When: September 26 – 29, 2019

Check out the entertainment and attractions at the Durham Fair this year.

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Delaware State Fair

Delaware

Where: Harrington
When: July 18 – 27, 2019

See the concert series lineup at this summer’s Delaware State Fair.

Enjoy a deep-fried candy bar at the fair… and then make some at home too!

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Facebook/Florida State Fair

Florida

Where: Tampa
When: February 6 – 17, 2020

Mark your calendar now for the next Florida State Fair.

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Facebook/Georgia State Fair

Georgia

Where: Hampton
When: September 27 – October 6, 2019
See all the fun that’s to be had at the Georgia State Fair.

We know that peaches will be on the menu. Here are 75 ways to use them!

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state fairFacebook/EK Fernandez Shows

Hawaii

Where: Honolulu

When: May 26 – 29, June 2 – 4, 9 – 11, 16 – 18 and 23 – 25, 2019

See the new rides at the 50th State Fair.

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Facebook/Western Idaho State Fair

Idaho

Where: Garden City

When: August 316 – 25, 2019

Find out more about the Western Idaho State Fair here

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IL Dept. Of Agriculture

Illinois

Where: Springfield

When: August 8 -18, 2019

Check out what’s happening at the Illinois State Fair this year

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Indiana State Fair

Indiana

Where: Indianapolis

When: August 2 – 18, 2019

Brand new this year, see the circus at the Indiana State Fair!

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state fairFacebook/Iowa State Fair

Iowa

Where: Des Moines

When: August 8 – 18, 2019

Learn more about the Iowa State Fair

This juicy rhubarb-strawberry pie won top honors at the Iowa State Fair!

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Facebook/Kansas State Fair

Kansas

Where: Hutchinson

When: September 6 – 15, 2019

Who’s playing at the Kansas State Fair? Click here to see.

These five-star brownies won a blue ribbon at this fair!

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state fairFacebook/Kentucky State Fair

Kentucky

Where: Louisville

When: August 15 – 25, 2019

Visit the Kentucky State Fair website here.

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Facebook/Louisiana State Fair

Louisiana

Where: Shreveport

When: October 24 – November 10, 2019

Find out what’s happening at The State Fair of Louisiana here.

https://www.statefairoflouisiana.com/

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Maryland State Fair

Maryland

Where: Lutherville-Timonium
When: August 22 – September 2, 2019

See the midway, horse shows, and more at the Maryland State Fair.

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Eastern States Exposition

Massachusetts

Also known as “New England’s Great State Fair”, the Big E is one of the largest county fairs in the country and all six New England states are represented.
Where: West Springfield
When: September 13 – 29, 2019
Learn more about the Big E here.

Even when the fair is over you can still get your fix of fair food at home!

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Michigan State Fair

Michigan

Where: Novi
When: August 29 – September 2, 2019
See the live music, competitions, and more at the Michigan State Fair site.

This creative home cook won at her local fair with her unique twist in these no-bake cookies!

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Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota

Where: St. Paul
When: August 22 – September 2, 2019
Check out the fun at the Minnesota State Fair.

When the day is done, check out these very Minnesotan hotdish recipes.

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state fairFacebook/Montana ExpoPark

Montana

Where: Great Falls
When: July 26 – August 3, 2019
Home of the Big Sky Pro Rodeo, see more about the Montana State Fair here.

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Facebook/Nebraska State Fair

Nebraska

Where: Grand Island
When: August 23 – September 2, 2019
Click here to see the events and attractions at the Nebraska State Fair.

At this fair folks love to grab some Fried Nutella. You can get a taste with an easy recipe at home.

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Nevada State Fair

Nevada

Where: Carson City
When: June 6 – 9, 2019
The Nevada State Fair is coming up soon, learn more here.

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state fairFacebook/Deerfield Fair

New Hampshire

New Hampshire has no state fair, but the Deerfield Fair is the oldest agricultural and family fair in New England.
Where: Deerfield
When: September 26 – 29, 2019
Learn more about the Deerfield Fair here.

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State Fair Meadowlands

New Jersey

Where: East Rutherford
When: June 20 – July 7, 2019
Check out the array of free entertainment at the State Fair Meadowlands.

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Great NY State Fair

New York

Where: Syracuse
When: August 21 – September 2, 2019
The Great New York State Fair includes a Food Truck Competition. Yum!

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state fair, donutsFacebook/N.C. State Fair

North Carolina

Where: Raleigh
When: October 17 – 27, 2019
Find out what’s happening at the North Carolina State Fair.

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ND State Fair

North Dakota

Where: Minot
When: July 19 – 27, 2019
There’s a lot to see and do at the North Dakota State Fair.

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state fairFacebook/Ohio State Fair

Ohio

Where: Columbus
When: July 24 – August 4, 2019
Click here to learn more about the Ohio State Fair.

Have you entered a favorite recipe at your state fair? You never know when you might have a blue ribbon winner on your hands, like these cheese and garlic biscuits.

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Oklahoma State Fair

Oklahoma

Where: Oklahoma City
When: September 12 – 22, 2019
Visit the site for the Oklahoma State Fair here.

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Oregon State Fair

Oregon

Where: Salem
When: August 23 – September 2, 2019
The Oregon State Fair is waiting for you: read more here.

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Facebook/Bloomburg Fair

Pennsylvania

Though there is no state fair the annual Bloomsburg Fair is the largest agricultural fair in Pennsylvania.
Where: Bloomsburg
When: September 21 – 28, 2019
See all that the Bloomsburg Fair has to offer this fall.

Try this favorite Pennsylvania fair treat: a waffle ice cream sandwich!

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Facebook/Washington County Fair

Rhode Island

The Washington County Fair has grown over the last 50 years to be the largest fair in Rhode Island.
Where: Richmond
When: August 14 – 18, 2019
There are kids games and adult games at the Washington County Fair.

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Facebook/SC State Fair

South Carolina

Where: Columbia
When: October 9 -20, 2019
Learn more about the South Carolina State Fair.

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SD State Fair

South Dakota

Where: Huron
When: August 29 – September 2, 2019
See what’s happening at the 134th South Dakota State Fair.

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Tennessee State Fair Association

Tennessee

Where: Nashville
When: September 6 – 15, 2019
Try the Funnel Cake 5k at the Tennessee State Fair.

Kids can compete in an ice cream eating contest at this fair!

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State Fair of TX

Texas

Where: Dallas
When: September 27 – October 20, 2019
Meet Big Tex, the official icon and greeter at the State Fair of Texas.

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Facebook/UT State Fair

Utah

Where: Salt Lake City
When: September 5 – 15, 2019
Check out the events at the Utah State Fair.

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A plate of nachos with ground meat and salsa topped with cheese;Shutterstock/alberto cervantes

Vermont

Where: Rutland
When: August 13 – 17, 2019
See what’s on deck for the 173rd Vermont State Fair.

True to their French-Canadian roots, Poutine is a favorite of Vermont fairgoers!

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VA Farm Bureau Federation

Virginia

Where: Doswell
When: September 27 – October 6, 2019
Learn more about the State Fair of Virginia.

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Facebook/Washington State Fair

Washington

Where: Puyallup
When: August 30 – September 22, 2019
Celebrate your state at the Washington State Fair.

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State Fair of West Virginia

West Virginia

Where: Lewisburg
When: August 8 – 17, 2019
Find out more about the State Fair of West Virginia.

West Virginians can’t wait to grab an ooey-gooey cinnamon roll at the fair!

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WI State Fair

Wisconsin

Where: West Allis
When: August 1 – 11, 2019

Visit the Wisconsin State Fair site here.

These State Fair Cream Puffs make an appearance every year at the Wisconsin State Fair!

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Close up photo of a traditional Mexican taco with beef filling at a street food market. Selective focusShutterstock/Alexandr Vorobev

Wyoming

Where: Douglas
When: August 13 – 17, 2019

A celebration of all things Wyoming at the Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo.

Nancy Mock
Discovering restaurants, tasting bakery treats, finding inspiration in new flavors and regional specialties—no wonder Nancy loves being a food and travel writer. She and her family live in Vermont and enjoy all things food, as well as the beautiful outdoors, game nights, Avengers movies and plenty of maple syrup. Find Nancy’s writing and recipes at her website: Hungry Enough To Eat Six.

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