There seems to be nothing more Americana than that of a good ol’ county fair. The smell of popcorn, the Ferris wheel lights at night, the sighting of the high school girl who has just been crowned queen, and the taste of freshly fried funnel cakes. According to the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, there are approximately 3,200 fairs in North America each year. So surely there must be one near you.

There are many reasons to love a county fair, but here are some that top the list.

1TIME WITH FAMILY AT YOUR COUNTY FAIR

2ENTERTAINMENT

3FAIR FOOD

4ANIMALS

5KIDS' ACTIVITIES

6START A TRADITION AT YOUR COUNTY FAIR

7GOOD PEOPLE

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County Fair

Photo Credit: April Walker

Sources: International Association of Fairs and Expositions, 40 Crazy Fair Facts


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April is a goldendoodle obsessed mom-of-three with a new puppy named Lainey. She loves traveling, homemade spaghetti sauce, sarcasm, and her day job as an outreach coordinator. She is a blogger at Mojitos and Munchkins where she loves connecting with fellow parents and commiserating about life in the trenches with little people. After a two-week stint of RV living, she has hopes to "sell it all" and escape on a never ending road trip with her family. April now lives in Minnesota, after growing up in the neighboring Hawkeye state. Her and her husband have three adventurous children who are on a constant quest to keep life busy. After a decade in the classroom, April turned in her lesson plan book to focus on slowing her family’s pace of life down and enjoying the fleeting moments between sun up and sundown. She is thankful for lattes, red blends, movie theaters, and homemade spaghetti sauce. April loves connecting with people through her blog at Mojitos & Munchkins.