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County Fairs Provide Cheap Entertainment

What do you get when you combine Ferris wheels with farm animals and funnel cakes? That’s right, good old-fashioned fun at a county or state fair.

With summer disappearing like a heat mirage on a desert highway, fair season is gearing up across the country. Having grown up in rural Ohio where kids anticipated fair week every bit as much as Christmas morning, I’m always surprised at the number of people I meet who have never been to a county or state fair.

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Fairs are a lot of fun for people of all ages, although if you’re not careful the cost of attending a fair can really add up. Here are some tips for enjoying a fair this summer cheapskate-style:

I hope you enjoy the fair, and be sure to have a corndog for me.

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