Replete with a farmers’ market, carnival food and rides, live music, and agricultural competitions, county fairs are exciting events that showcase the charm and personality of local communities. For some American counties, these festivals have become a yearly tradition as well as a prominent part of respective counties’ history. There are an abundance of annual fairs such as Ohio’s Geauga County Fair (established in 1823) and Indiana’s Knox County Fair (established in 1809) that date back to over a century ago. Year after year, these celebrations allow counties to exhibit the crème de la crème of their regional farming communities. From cattle judging to pig racing to pie baking contests and much more, county fairs give locals an opportunity to display their talents and hard work. For visitors simply passing through, these festivals offer a fun, memorable way to become acquainted with a particular area’s culture and history. Without further ado, here are the top county fairs across the United States.


The Best County Fair in Every U.S. State



Alabama
Cullman County Fair
Cullman, AL
Montana
Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds
Helena, MT
Alaska
Kenai Peninsula Fair
Ninilchik, AK
Nebraska
Adams County Fair
Hastings, NE
Arizona
Maricopa County Fair
Phoenix, AZ
Nevada
Clark County Fair & Rodeo
Logandale, NV
Arkansas
White County Fair
Searcy, AR
New Hampshire
North Haverhill Fair
North Haverhill, NH
California
Los Angeles County Fair
Pomona, CA
New Jersey
Sussex County Fairgrounds
Augusta, NJ
Colorado
Park County Fair
Fairplay, CO
New Mexico
Curry County Fair
Clovis, NM
Connecticut
North Haven Fair
North Haven, CT
New York
Erie County Fair
Hamburg, NY
Delaware
Arden Fair and Antiques Market
Wilmington, DE
North Carolina
Robeson County Fair
Lumberton, NC
Florida
Clay County Fair
Green Cove Springs, FL
North Dakota
Greater Grand Forks Fair
Grand Forks, ND
Georgia
Gwinnett County Fair
Lawrenceville, GA
Ohio
Geauga County Fair
Burton, OH
Hawaii
Made in Maui County Festival
Maui, HI
Oklahoma
Oklahoma County Free Fair
Oklahoma City, OK
Idaho
Nez Perce County Fair
Lewiston, ID
Oregon
Washington County Fair
Hillsboro, OR
Illinois
Kankakee County Fair
Kankakee, IL
Pennsylvania
Fayette County Fair
Dunbar, PA
Indiana
Knox County Fair
Bicknell, IN
Rhode Island
Washington County Fair
Richmond, RI
Iowa
Clay County Fair
Spencer, IA
South Carolina
Orangeburg County Fair
Orangeburg, SC
Kansas
Leavenworth County Fair
Tonganoxie, KS
South Dakota
Sioux Empire Fair
Sioux Falls, SD
Kentucky
Grant County Fair
Williamstown, KY
Tennessee
Wilson County Fair
Lebanon, TN
Louisiana
Rapides Parish Fair
Alexandria, LA
Texas
Galveston County Fair & Rodeo
Hitchcock, TX
Maine
Oxford County Fair
Oxford, ME
Utah
Salt Lake County Fair
South Jordan, UT
Maryland
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
Gaithersburg, MD
Vermont
Addison County Fair & Field Days
Vergennes, VT
Massachusetts
Three County Fair
Northampton, MA
Virginia
Prince William County Fair
Manassas, VA
Michigan
Monroe County Fair
Monroe, MI
Washington
Thurston County Fair
Lacey, WA
Minnesota
Dakota County Fair
Farmington, MN
West Virginia
Jefferson County Fair
Kearneysville, WV
Mississippi
Neshoba County Fair
Philadelphia, MS
Wisconsin
Outagamie County Fair
Seymour, WI
Missouri
Phelps County Fair
Rolla, MO
Wyoming
Uinta County Fair
Evanston, WY


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This article was written by Justina Tran.