When: July 21-30 2011
One of the state’s biggest county get-togethers features racing pigeons, chain saw carving, gospel music, llama demonstrations, a dog show, a cheerleading contest, demolition derby, and even a meatless chili contest. Did we mention rides? How about the Panda Bear, that rotates while giving riders a bouncing motion. Or the Alpine Bobs, 18 two-passenger free swinging tubs that can run in reverse. Then there’s the Mega Drop, the Cyclops the ION and the Hammer. For more info, visit www.marioncountyfair.org.
Price: $5 general admission.