Get ready for tractor pulls, blue ribbons and enough funnel cake to make that ride on The Scrambler pretty unpleasant for your friend squeezed beside you in the cart that seemed bigger when you were 12. It's one of the summer's first county fairs of the Tristate area and it lasts all week through July 30. Don't miss the chance to walk through the various department buildings and salivate over the county's best Devil's Food cake, buckeyes or apple pie.
Or wander into the livestock barns to visit those prize-winning sheep, cows, pigs and rabbits. Even you call yourself more of a city slicker than country folk, there's something quaint about a county fair that can make anyone wanna grab an ear 'o corn, dig his or her toes into the soil and roam through a field of golden wheat .. .or at least have a nice daydream about it. Fairgrounds are along State Route 4, one mile from downtown Hamilton (1715 Fairgrove Ave.).
Go here for admission prices, directions and more.