Summer means long days, cool drinks, and the good ol' State Fair. While the state fair is a quintessential part of many Americans' summers, some states do things a little differently: some host two fairs (usually spring and fall), and one even hosts the main state fair in the winter!
Here is your guide to all 50 state fairs (all dates in 2013 unless otherwise specified).
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Alabama's Oak Mountain Spring State Fair took place in April.
This state fair was originally known as the Mid-Winter Festival, hence it taking place in February and not over the summer.
Georgia's Spring State Fair took place in May.
This fair turns 100 this year, so expect it to be even better than previous years.
Maine also takes part in The Big E, September 13-29.
Massachusetts' true state fair is The Big E, September 13-29.
While this version of the state fair is fairly new, Michigan does boast the oldest state fair in the country, which took place starting in 1849.
New Hampshire also takes part in The Big E, September 13-29.
While Pennsylvania has no official state fair, over 100 county and local fairs make up for the deficit.
Despite not having a state fair, Rhode Island takes part in The Big E, September 13-29.
This state fair is easily one of the biggest in the country, spanning 24 days and attracting over 3 million people every year.
Vermont also takes part in The Big E, September 13-29.
Washington also has a Spring State Fair that takes place in April.