- State fair
A state fair is a competitive and recreational gathering of a
U.S. state's population. It is a larger version of a county fair, often including only exhibits or competitors that have won in their categories at the more-local county fairs.
Originally a state fair was just a competitive exhibition of
livestockin various competitions, the display of farmproducts which were not necessarily for sale, and the competition among various fair goers and participants in such categories as handicrafts, baked goods, jams and jellies, etc., but has since been expanded to include carnivalamusement rides and games, music, races, tests of strength and skill, etc. Large fairs can see more than a million visitors over the course of a week or two.
Events similar to state fairs are also held annually in each state capital in
Australia, known as "Royal Shows". Australian Royal shows are organised by state agricultural and horticultural societies, and are described further in the agricultural showarticle.
List of state fairs
State and county fairs are famous for a variety of competitions. Awards are generally given according to the following scale
* First place -
* Second place - red ribbon
* Third place -
* Fourth place -
* Fifth place -
* Sixth place -
* Seventh place -
* Eighth place -
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